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Psychological theories of relationship

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Psychological theories of relationship
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Have you ever thought? Every relationship begins with everyone prioritizing their spouse, and they will yell at us if we say something wrong. Nowadays, it’s quite easy to find a companion, but it’s uncommon to stay in a relationship for a long time. Let’s talk about the psychology of a captivating and connected relationship between science and love. Let’s go into psychological theories, where each realization leads us one step closer to discovering the secret of happy relationships.

Attachment theory

Communication theory

Emotional intelligence theory

Cognitive restructuring theory

Positive psychology

Attachment theory:

May I ask you all a question please? Do you cherish your parents? I heard all of your positive responses.

Myself too, but you’ve had issues with your parents at times, and frequently they don’t give any attention to what you are saying. According to psychologist John Bowlby, early interactions with our caregivers define our attachment types and have an ongoing impact on our relationships. There are four primary forms of attachment.

Secure attachment: When our emotional needs are met and our caretakers pay attention to us. It establishes an adult partnership in a good way. We are able to speak honestly with our partner. Having honest conversations with our partner. When we are facing difficulties, we communicate honestly with them, ask for their help, and feel safe in their love and affection.

Anxious, concerned attachment: I believe that we belong to this group since our parents fulfilled part of our needs but not all of them, which left us feeling insecure and afraid of being abandoned. In adult relationship, they leans on his mate for confirmation and assurance all the time. They frequently worry about the stability of their relationship and are too dependent on his spouse for emotional support.

Dismissive avoidant attachment: As a result of their parents’ hectic schedules and lack of time, children these days may feel emotionally and socially isolated from them. This kind of person prefers hanging out by themselves and stays away from their relationship. They could minimize the emotional bond and find it difficult to communicate their feelings.

Fearful Avoidant: Think of a person who had trauma or unfair childhood. In this instance, they want to get close but are afraid of getting hurt. Whenever they become close, they push their partners away, and once they do, they long for their love.

Communication skills:

communication abilities are essential for more than just establishing and sustaining a successful career. Good communication abilities are essential to a happy partnership. The foundation of effective communication is active listening. if your spouse claims that they had a difficult workday. Listen to their blaa… blaa.. stories and listen to and ask them what happened. It allows for productive discussion. When our partner claims he is feeling overwhelmed by all the duties, most of us will not listen to their quires. Instead just say some words like I will handle some of the responsivities you take the rest, this will make them feel confident and they are not alone.

Emotional Intelligence:

Emotional intelligence is a critical component of many aspects of life, such as leadership, professional success, and interpersonal relationships. It enables people to effectively handle stress, communicate, settle problems, and form close bonds with others. We need to be conscious of our own feelings, strengths, weaknesses, values, and driving forces. In addition, self control is necessary to handle stress and other problems, and empathy is necessary to fully understand the feelings, perceptions, and experiences of others. This will encourage deeper relationships with others.

Cognitive Restructuring:

Cognitive restructuring: In cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive restructuring is frequently used to treat a range of mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and problems connected to stress.

By modifying harmful ideas, beliefs, and beliefs that fuel unpleasant feelings. For example, don’t act on your suspicions if you think your partner is having extra affairs; instead, ask yourself a series of questions, such as: Do you have evidence for that? What would happen to you in the worst case scenario if your partner had an affair? Collect the answers to every question you submitted and examine it.

Positive Psychology:

Positive psychology offers insightful advice and practical solutions for building a happy and satisfying relationship. These include promoting each other’s talents and skills, finding each other’s strengths, and recognizing each other’s wellbeing. We may create a happy, long-lasting connection and love by incorporating positive psychology into our daily lives and relationships, in addition to other techniques like practicing appreciation, developing stillness, and positive communication.

By examining relationship theories, it becomes evident that love and connection are complex, multidimensional phenomena influenced by a range of circumstances. I end this my favorite quote

"Love is not about possession. Love is all about appreciation"

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