How to Be Open and Honest In Your Relationships

Hi, my names Olivia and I’m from olivialucieblake.com. My blog focuses on Mental health, relationships, blogging tips and much more! 

Me and Julie have decided to collaborate on a really important topic of relationships. We both are speaking on two quite different aspects of relationships but still both equally as important. Once you have read this post, please make sure to go over to my blog and read Julie’s post about how you should love yourself before entering a relationship. It will be a great read! So lets get started!

I think its important to mention here that this post isn’t just about romantic relationships, all of the points I’ll be making are for any relationship you have. Whether romantic or not. Its’ so important to be open and honest always.

SPEAK YOUR MIND BUT THINK ABOUT IT FIRST

It’s so important in any relationship that we speak our minds. We should always get things off our chests and let people know how and what we feel about things. But always remember to think about it first, let it come from a rational thought rather than an irrational one. A lot of people are so worried about saying what’s really on their minds but I don’t think its the words that we say, its how we say it. How we deliver that message is so important. It should be done out of love.

MAKE YOUR INTENTIONS KNOWN

Always, always, always let people know what your intentions are. I think a lot of heartbreak happens due to there not being that communication there between two people. I’d rather know your intentions from the beginning so I know what I’m getting myself into. It also helps in the long run too if you are communicating and letting the other person know what you see from the relationship. 

BE SINCERE ABOUT EVERYTHING

Do everything out of love and because you want to. I know there are times where you have to do things you don’t want to, but be sincere with everything you do. Sincerity is when you do something from a genuine feeling you have, you don’t just do it because it’s expected of you. You do it because you want to. I think thats so important in any relationship or friendship you have.

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

This is a big one for me. It’s so easy for someone to say they will do something for you, they will love you, they will be there for you. But actions speak louder than words, and they really do. It’s no use saying all of these things to people and then not following up with actions. Show me you are there for me, show me you love and care for me. Thats when it will be believed. If their intentions are good then they will follow up what they say with the action too!

All relationships take time and effort on both sides, and I know sometimes it can take time to build up the courage to be honest and to grow to be open with people. A lot of past hurt can hinder that process and make it longer. So I appreciate not all of these things can be done right away. But remember that most healthy relationships are built on honesty, openness and trust. These are some of the core foundations of any relationship or friendship.

Do you have any advice you can share with us on this topic? Or do you have any thoughts?

Thanks so much for reading. Please don’t forget to check out the post that Julie did on my blog! Where she talks about how you should love yourself before entering a relationship!

See you over on my blog! Olivia x

3 Replies to “How to Be Open and Honest In Your Relationships”

  1. Just came from Olivia’s post —great job you guys👏🏾👏🏾
    Love the points about sincerity and thinking before speaking your mind —so important! 🧡 x

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