Wondering how to have harmonious relationships? Do you feel that having such a beautiful bond is only a far-fetched fantasy?
Well, not anymore… you can also experience selfless, fulfilling, and unconditional love in your life. And I’m glad to announce that I have the perfect recipe to build it!
Oh, don’t be anxious, you don’t need to do anything out-of-the-ordinary. My steps are quite easy to apply.
So, just barge in and find your happiness…
Harmonious Relationship Meaning
A harmonious relationship is when both partners feel connected, loved, and cherished. They solve disagreements respectfully and don’t hold grudges.
The word “harmony” in harmonious relationships refers to pleasant, wholesome, and delightful sounds. Similarly, this type of relationship refers to loving relationships.
In a harmonious relationship, partners connect with each other effortlessly… as if they are meant to be. They don’t have frequent or prolonged conflicts. Instead, they help each other grow with loving and enriching emotions.
Harmonious partners always work out their issues and don’t hold a grudge against each other.
These relationships are emotionally fulfilling because of the harmony, strength, and optimism in the connection which makes everything satisfying.
There’s friendship, companionship, love, and sexual intimacy in harmonious relationships
Wondering what’s the hype about this type of relationship? Let’s know that here…
Importance of harmonious relationship
Harmonious relationships make you feel positive and motivated which helps your personal growth and performance in other areas of your life.
Before you understand the value and importance of harmonious relationships, compare them with any unhealthy relationship.
Unhealthy bonds make you feel negative emotions like fear, worry, disappointment, anxiety, and frustration. This often stresses you and suck the life force out of you. You feel emotionally, mentally, and physically drained.
On the other hand, a harmonious relationship makes you feel loved, supported, and at peace. You know your partner listens, acknowledges, and appreciates you which makes the bond fulfilling and a must-have for everyone’s life.
This makes you feel motivated and optimistic, and you can perform better in life. You can focus on other aspects of your life and grow as a person due to the healthy and peaceful bond.
Did you think that harmonious relationships can only happen in romantic connections? Let’s know the truth here…
Harmonious relationship examples
Though I mainly took examples of romantic bonds to define a harmonious relationship, that’s actually not the case. You can have a harmonious bond in any area of your life. So, let’s take a peek at all possibilities…
1. In your romantic relationship, you feel good because you’re appreciated. When you have serious fights, you sort it out and create more harmony. Then you continue the loving bond without any hard feelings.
2. You and your best friend fight, make up and move on with your life. You don’t have suppressed issues about past misunderstandings because you clear them ASAP.
3. You and your siblings always share your possessions and get along. Though sometimes you argue over who’ll wear a particular watch or dress, you figure things out with clear communication.
4. Your parents have strict curfews like any normal parents. However, they don’t command you to follow rules but explain the reasons behind everything and give you time to understand these “rules”. This is the reason behind you feeling loved and cared for by their rules.
5. In your workplace, you and your teammates understand each other’s ideas and beliefs and you can work on any project without many clashes. If your ideas ever clash, you put forth your ideas, judge the pros and cons and go for the best one.
Did that get you hooked? If you want to build a harmonious relationship, follow the trail…
Building harmonious relationship – 20 Tips
You can build a harmonious bond in any area of your life… but that doesn’t need much effort. You only need to be understanding, compassionate, honest, and respectful.
However, it’s not easy to apply that in your romantic relationship… after all, you see each other’s most raw emotions and sometimes you end up fighting.
Then you regret hurting the love of your life… your heart pains so much that you hate yourself. But you can get rid of these feelings once and for all if you build a harmonious relationship. So, let’s find the key to happiness…
1. Embrace harmony in your life
To have a harmonious relationship, you must allow yourself harmony. Don’t expect someone else to build it for you from scratch. Instead, depend on yourself to choose your peace.
Value yourself above everything else. For instance, have clear boundaries and don’t let others disrespect you.
If a romantic partner, a close friend, or a family member spreads toxicity in your life, tell them it’s inappropriate and you won’t accept that.
It’s easy to split from a partner or friend, but you might be confused about how to deal with toxic family members.
Well, take your space from them. Connect with them only as much as you need and stand beside them during tough times. But don’t allow them to hurt you ever again.
2. Be someone you want in life
If you want to attract a harmonious life partner, be the harmonious partner everyone desires. If you expect your partner to be non-judgemental and calm, be like that yourself first.
If you want someone independent and strong, try to be that first. Even though the media portrays that opposites attract in romantic relationships, those bonds never work out.
In the end, you will attract someone with a similar mindset… because that’s the key to compatible and lasting relationships.
Your inner harmony will help you find the appropriate person for you. But if you don’t have harmony in your life, you will attract just that – chaos. So, it’s better to start this journey right away to avoid any chaotic experience.
3. Instill good morals in yourself
Publicly, we all can practice good habits and morals. So, pay attention to what you do when you’re alone.
For instance, while hanging out with friends, if you find something precious, you will never bag it. Otherwise, your friends will perceive you as greedy and dishonest. Instead, you might submit the precious thing to the lost and found department around you.
However, when the same scenario plays out when you’re alone, what will you do?
Don’t answer me… instead, answer yourself honestly.
The lesson is to apply good morals even when nobody’s looking. Only then will everyone truly respect you. You’ll also attract other people with strong morals.
4. Let go of the bitterness
From now on, learn to get rid of negativity in your life. Not feeling negative is next to impossible… you’ll face many situations in life that will force you to judge others and that’s normal.
For instance, you fight with your partner over something… you can’t avoid feeling negative about your relationship. Thoughts like “How selfish!” easily pop into your head.
But once you calm down, let this negativity go. Make space for positivity in your heart. Reminisce and cherish the positive aspects of your bond.
Get over the emotional pain with meditation, yoga, and breathing exercise. This will make space for peaceful harmonious relationships in your life.
5. Communicate without hesitation
Abide by experts’ words: Communication is the key to all healthy relationships.
Express yourself honestly, openly, and clearly to avoid misunderstandings… however, don’t forget to infuse it with kindness, compassion, and respect.
Remember, talk to resolve issues and not create more of them. If you become brutally honest, you won’t invite harmony in your relationship. It’ll inflict emotional pain on the other person and prolong the issue more than necessary.
So, when you express something to your partner, consider their feelings. Figure out what kind of words might hurt you… those can hurt them too. Add harmony to your lingo and it will also enter your relationship.
6. Focus when others speak
Another part of good communication is good listening skills. There’s a significant difference between hearing someone and actively listening to them. And to build harmonious relationships, active listening is the game changer.
So, next time your partner says something, get rid of all the screens around you. Don’t scroll through social media or check Netflix for a new show.
If you’re doing something urgent and can’t look away from the screen, respectfully reschedule. Tell your partner that you’ll get back to them ASAP once you’re done handling the issue at hand… and make sure you reach out and don’t forget.
While they speak, pay attention to them with eye contact and don’t interrupt or jump to conclusions. Make them understand you’re still listening by nonverbal responses like nods or “uh-huh” and “yes”.
After they’re done, use compassionate statements to help them feel loved.
7. Accept your partner wholeheartedly
You and your partner are two completely unique people. There’s no way everything matches between you guys… and that’s alright.
Remember that harmony doesn’t mean you must have matching interests, beliefs, likes, or dislikes. Never force your partner to align their interests with yours.
Likewise, don’t try to adapt your partner’s tastes forcibly. Otherwise, you’ll resent your partner for not putting in similar efforts and it’ll disrupt the harmony in your bond.
Instead, accept them as they are along with the differences, quirks, and even flaws. Don’t try to change your individuality.
However, this doesn’t mean you must overlook any toxic dynamics in your relationship.
8. Own it when you commit mistakes
You’re no robot… you’re not programmed to perfection. You can commit mistakes too and that’s normal. However, many people can’t apologize even when they know they’re in the wrong.
They feel apologizing is equal to saying “I’m weak, I’m less than you”.
Well, the reality is pretty different. A heartfelt apology rather means “I understood where I went wrong. I feel bad for the pain it inflicted on you. I’ll make sure to cherish you even more.”
Apologizing shows that you take responsibility for your actions… it doesn’t take away your authority or respect. So, don’t delay it and apologize the very moment you notice it.
9. Be compassionate to everyone
Empathy and compassion are necessary virtues for harmonious relationships. So, don’t just practice it in your love life, do it in all interpersonal relationships… whether it’s as close as a family or as distant as a stranger.
If your mother comes to you and complains about something, listen to her. If a stranger comes to you crying, give them a minute unless you’re busy.
When you treat everyone with kindness, you incorporate that in your romantic relationship too.
Kindness is a habit, so you can’t be kind to just one person and mean to others. If you try that, you might slip out your mean side someday when you’re angry with your partner.
10. Be forgiving in life
Just as it’s natural for you to commit mistakes, it’s the same for any other person. No, before you assume that you must forgive heinous criminals… stop!
Be forgiving to people who deserve it. Your partner, friends, and family might be misguided and do something wrong. Deal with the situations calmly instead of pouring out negativity at an emotional moment.
If they commit a mistake for the first time, forgive them and express what hurt them. Ask them to not repeat it.
If it’s the second time, consider whether the situation was controllable. Don’t resent them for something they have no power over. Let grace rule over your bond
Lastly, if they continuously commit the same mistake, prioritize yourself at that point.
11. Appreciate everyone and everything
Since childhood, you learned to say “thank you” when someone gave you something or did you a favor… ever thought about why you do that?
When you thank someone, you let them know you appreciate their sacrifice, grace, kindness, and compassion. You let others know that you’re grateful for the people in your life and cherish them.
Others feel acknowledged and it fills your bond with much love. This love, like wildfire, will also spread in your romantic life.
Moreover, appreciate all the things you already possess and stop crying over those you don’t. You’ll be at peace from within and attract harmony and positivity in your bond.
12. Pour out love without conditions
Another secret of a harmonious relationship is unconditional love. Love your partner sincerely… not because they did something for you, look pretty, are amazing, or have any other great qualities.
Love because you want to… even when they’re not at their best. Love them when they’re broken, flawed, hate themselves, or look their worst. Show them that you’ll be there with them through thick and thin.
Unconditional love can make a huge difference in your relationship. It can also instill a heartfelt desire in your partner to return the same and maintain a peaceful bond.
13. Chase your personal growth
To build a perfectly harmonious relationship, you must also focus on yourself. Do the need for your personal growth. You’ll feel satisfied and won’t feel any negativity.
For instance, maintain healthy diets, exercise regularly, learn new skills, broaden your horizon with new ideas, and be curious and open to accepting new thoughts.
Try to be a better person, expand your vision, and stay honest and truthful to yourself. Notice how your growth will help you attract harmony in your life. Your efforts will set an example for others and help their journey.
14. Never expect anything
In relationships, people expect a lot from their partners.
Heterosexual men want a loyal independent woman that can do housework, take care of the family, and be understanding.
Heterosexual women expect their men to cherish them, be kind, earn an unrealistic figure paycheck, take them on vacation every month, and buy expensive gifts.
Don’t misunderstand me… I’m not stereotyping! Rather notice how the expectations keep growing and become insatiable.
If you expect too much, you’ll be disappointed because nobody is perfect. This won’t allow harmony in your relationship. So, be grateful for what you already have and stop expecting.
15. Take the needed space
In a harmonious relationship, you both will be loving and accepting of each other. Feeling loved is the top priority… but don’t assume that you must spend all the time together to feel loved and appreciated.
Take space to do what you like individually. You both have your distinct passions, hobbies, and circles. Invest time in places where you feel good. Allow your partner to do the same.
Don’t get jealous or anxious if you spend time separately. You need space and exposure to thrive independently. Don’t expect you guys will spend every hour together and get disappointed later.
You both can grow to love each other only when you get time to breathe and love yourself.
16. Practice authenticity
Be real at any moment of your life in the relationship. In this world, you can’t let out your real thoughts flow in front of a stranger, your boss, or even your family… you’ll be called out for that and learn a lesson.
However, our might, though beautiful, is never perfect. We have our own share of judgmental thoughts.
In your relationship, if you both want harmony, one must express their feelings even if it sounds wrong. The other must figure out a way to correct the thoughts.
This will create a connection between your souls and you’ll help each other grow in harmony.
17. Encourage your partner mindfully
When your partner expresses their feelings about their failures in life, use encouraging words to highlight the good in them. If you have any ideas, share something to help their journey.
Verbally appreciate them for trying repeatedly and being courageous. Remind them about their qualities, talents, and achievements.
Tell them it’s normal to feel how they feel, so it’s okay to let the emotions flow out. Stay beside them if they want that. Once they’re done, remind them it’s time to return to the battlefield… because they’re so close to winning.
However, if you have a bad feeling about their plans or think it won’t work out, share your thoughts respectfully and help them find something better.
18. Embrace and share the optimism
Life doesn’t always throw the best surprises. It’s okay to feel hurt and break down. But once you’re done getting rid of your emotions, trust the process. Have faith in yourself, and your life, and believe that everything will happen for the better.
See the good in everything around you and help your partner do the same. Harmony and positivity work hand in hand. So, mutually practice positivity in your relationship.
If anything goes wrong, take deep breaths to avoid panic attacks. Help each other when you feel hopeless and this will make your relationship sweeter and melodious.
19. Be as candid as a friend
In your relationship, try to be best friends. Don’t just be lovers… be friendly. Poke fun at each other, complain about your day, share your ideas, advise each other, play pillow fights, and act like kids.
Go on dates and openly share your opinions, gossip, and do everything that makes you laugh wholeheartedly. Friendship will help you know each other deeply. This will strengthen your bond even more.
Act just as you do with your regular friends in your relationship. Friendship can be the glue of any strong and peaceful relationship.
20. Let go of blames and ego
Don’t let ego exist in your relationship. Some examples of ego in the relationship are giving silent treatment, withholding affection or sex, being stubborn, and not trying to see your fault in a situation.
On the other hand, some people act defensive when they get called out and turn the tables on their partners. They portray their faults as a result of their partner’s flaws.
Try to keep these dynamics off your relationship. You’ll save yourselves from heartache, and misunderstandings, and instill harmony better in your relationship.
A word from ThePleasantRelationship
You alone can’t build a harmonious relationship… it needs your mutual efforts and will to build that. Moreover, don’t expect to incorporate harmony into your relationship within seconds.
Instead, practice the step ritually and believe that everything will get better with time.
Though the steps seem easy, you might make some mistakes. Don’t blame each other for not trying enough. Stay hopeful and cheer each other on in every step of life.
Support each other while your bond turns into something magical!
Surabhi wakes up every day with a drive to craft words that can create a soulful impact. Creatively adventurous, she is always seeking to learn new skills and acquire new experiences. With a hidden soft corner for languages (especially Urdu), she writes poetry occasionally, binges on romantic shows, and LOVES to talk. A hustler, admirer, chaser, Surabhi is just another-someone who refused to give up on her dreams. She says, she is just somebody who’s trying to make herself a writer and for now, she’s just writing...