On Health: My Thoughts Explained

Open Up Emotionally

As a matter of fact, having a continuous and solid communication in emotionally safe environment is so important in achieving a healthy and loving relationship. This is especially difficult when the other person isn’t showing any signs of depression due to his or her silent behavior. The good news is that, there are many great ways on how you could nurture a healthy relationship with such individual and encourage them to open up at the same time.

Number 1. Ignore your fear or rejection – the feeling of being rejected can make you hurt or be angry but still, you’re the same person with the same characteristics and traits. If you’re in a loving relationship, you will not be rejected. It is crucial that you let go of your fear and open up so by that, the other person will be able to understand you, your feelings and your point of view.

Number 2. Expect to make some mistakes – not just that you’ll make mistakes while in a conversation, but so does the other person. Each and every one of us has its flaws and that’s something that we should accept so always remember that.

Number 3. Forgive – just like what’s said earlier, we are only humans and no one is perfect so try to know how to forgive other people quickly. If you have been hurt, then you should take the initiative to work out the pain that you’re feeling and know how to forgive.

Number 4. Don’t accuse, shame or judge – being able to talk about your state of belief or opinion and issues and allow others to have the same courtesy is one of the quickest ways to open up emotionally. A surefire way to end a conversation that you have is judging, shaming or accusing others so never do that.

Number 5. Communication isn’t a burden but a privilege – if ever someone has opens up emotionally and share his or her life, it is actually a privilege and not a burden so exert the effort to listen to things that they’re telling you as this is what causing their depression. They’ve honored and trusted you with their personal information so it’s your responsibility to keep it to yourself.

Number 6. Keep humor – try to keep humor in your conversation as this is capable of lessening the tension but also, keep both people relaxed and open.

Number 7. Listen intently – listen not just with your ears but with your eyes at the same time. And by this, you should pay attention to the person’s needs you’re talking to as well as gestures they make.

If you are talking to someone who is not expressive and not likely show any symptoms of depression, you can use these tips.