Dr Neha Bhave Salankar is an MD in Psychiatry, who works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Nagpur
Many of us have experienced the highs of young love, fights, painful separations and the gooey lovey dovey melting of insides. Over time, patterns emerge in our own relationship and some couples seem to stand stronger than others. So what is it that makes some couples have ?fevicol ka jod while others just whither away like cottonwood seeds
Good communication skills go a long way in maintaining relationships. Open, honest talks about issues that are troubling either or both partners help resolve issues much faster than sulking or passing hints and expecting the other person to ?understand.
Transparency and honesty are essential, as without these you cannot trust your partner. If you remain second guessing everything your partner says or does, there will be no peace of mind and the relationship is destined to be doomed. No relationship can be balanced without empathy. Unless you cannot feel the pain or happiness that affects your partner, you cannot share their sorrows or joy. Empathy helps you connect with others on a deeper emotional level helping form long lasting bonds.
Learn to appreciate the pains and efforts taken by your partner and acknowledge them. A kind word, a small gesture like a hug or a smile reinforces the desire to be better and do more. Don’t keep digging up past misdeeds and throw them in each other’s face during arguments.
Lastly, as my professor says, a non-judgmental acceptance of your partner is the utopia of any relationship. Although very difficult to achieve in entirety, any effort towards the same leads to happiness in the relationship more than anything else. Like everything else in life, your partner will come as a package with things that you like as well as dislike.
Understanding that all of us have flaws and no ones perfect while working around each other’s quirks or even laughing at them creates maximum harmony in a relationship. People are not like puzzle pieces that fit perfectly. Our personalities are so multifaceted that there is bound to be friction over some issues or the other. Relationships are all about give and take. You win some; you lose some. Relationships sustain only if you can do both with a smile.
Remember, a great relationship isn’t when a perfect couple comes together, but when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
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Deaf and dumb students put up scintillating show at Radio Mirchi’s ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ in Nagpur
Amid heavy rains, Nagpur citizens drenched themselves in patriotism during ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ organised by Radio Mirchi on Sunday, August 14. What made the event all the more special was when several deaf and dumb students of Deaf and Dumb School, Shankar Nagar, gave a splendid performance on national anthem that reverberated patriotic fervour. Apart from them, students from Delhi Public School also left people completely mesmerised with their incredibly soothing performance with various musical instruments.
Ex-Indian Idol contestant from the city Kaivalya Kejkar regaled the audience with songs including ‘Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan’ from Chak De! India.
Kids in Nagpur walk ramp in khadi outfits during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
In a rare yet commendable initiative, kids walked the ramp in outfits made in Khadi by designer Durgesh Dixit during Khadi Pride. The ramp walk took place at Sugandh Sabhagruha in Nagpur on Sunday, August 14 in the presence of Central Member of Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises Jaiprakash Gupta.
India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) along with the Tribal Development Department in Nagpur launched BLOSSOM that was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
BLOSSOM is an initiative that has been launched to reach out to the remotest tribal villages in districts of Chandrapur, Gondia and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and screen the people for non-communicable diseases and plan suitable interventions.
Launched at Hotel Centre Point Hotel on World Tribal Day, the initiative BLOSSOM stands for: Breast cancer, Liver and lifestyle diseases, Osteoporosis, Sickle cell, Sexually transmitted infections, and Malnutrition.
Around 22 teams would screen a population of 10,000 tribal people across remote villages in the coming three months.