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How to ask your partner for things you need without pushing them away?

Published on May 04, 2024 01:58 PM IST
  • From sharing deep and difficult emotions to lacing it up with love, here are a few ways to ask our partner for the things we need.
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In a relationship, we need to learn to ask our partner for the things we need. Our needs and expectations should be clarified in the relationship to create a healthy space for communication and understanding. In case we feel that the partner is getting defensive, or we are not able to handle the situation in a healthy manner, there are three ways to go about it - Therapist Trevor Hanson explained.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 04, 2024 01:58 PM IST

In a relationship, we need to learn to ask our partner for the things we need. Our needs and expectations should be clarified in the relationship to create a healthy space for communication and understanding. In case we feel that the partner is getting defensive, or we are not able to handle the situation in a healthy manner, there are three ways to go about it - Therapist Trevor Hanson explained.(Pixabay)

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The first step is to be completely honest with what we are feeling. We should learn to be patient with our explanation and communicate it to our partner. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 04, 2024 01:58 PM IST

The first step is to be completely honest with what we are feeling. We should learn to be patient with our explanation and communicate it to our partner. (Unsplash)

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Feelings of hurt, loneliness, longings and fear should be shared with the partner to let them know how much we are hurting. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 04, 2024 01:58 PM IST

Feelings of hurt, loneliness, longings and fear should be shared with the partner to let them know how much we are hurting. (Unsplash)

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Instead of getting into the cycle of blaming each other, we should communicate our needs to our partner and let them know what we are expecting from them. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 04, 2024 01:58 PM IST

Instead of getting into the cycle of blaming each other, we should communicate our needs to our partner and let them know what we are expecting from them. (Unsplash)

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We should point out the gap in communication and help the partner with solution on how to fix the relationship. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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We should point out the gap in communication and help the partner with solution on how to fix the relationship. (Unsplash)

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When we criticise, our partner may receive the message that they are not good enough – we should lace it up with love so that they feel valued. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 04, 2024 01:58 PM IST

When we criticise, our partner may receive the message that they are not good enough – we should lace it up with love so that they feel valued. (Unsplash)

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