Ask anyone around you about their partner-to-be, and the answer would be ‘Someone supportive’. Finding a betterhalf - through the matrimonial platform or any other medium - who supports as well as respects you and your goals can increase the quality of your relationship and life to a new level. We all look forward to finding a special person in our life so that we can find meaning in our boring lives. You cannot imagine the value of your partner’s emotional support in difficult times.
A perfect betterhalf can encourage you to be the better version of yourself and also help you in every step of the journey. However, while we dream of our partner bringing the much-needed support, we never consider being more supportive towards our partner. Because, hey, you and your partner both deserve to be supported as it is one of the basic building blocks of stable relationships.
In this article, we will show you how to be more supportive in a relationship through different ways.
Support way No.1: Show Your Care Towards Them.
If you are not caring for your partner, god help your relationship! However, if you are someone who understands the importance of caring, now is the time to show your care. We often forget to show our care towards our partners due to our busy schedules and other distractions. But your partner might be looking at your care through actions. To do the same, you can take small, simple actions or gestures to transform the look of your partner towards you.
You can create a Spotify playlist of their favorite songs, help them with their daily work, ask them about dropping a text on reaching the office safely, ask them about their parent's well-being, and many more can be done for them to know that you care.
Support way No.2: Share Feelings With Your Betterhalf.
You can only be more supportive in a relationship if you know your partner inside out. And the way to know your partner is by sharing your feelings with them so that they can share them back without any worry of being judged upon. By sharing things, you provide a sense of confidence to your partner that you can be their safe bouncing board. Also, when your partner is sharing something with you, listening actively is one of the most underrated ways of being supportive. By doing that, you understand the depth of the words being said and see the truths that they are not even sharing. So, if you want a person who can support you like this, first try to act on being like this yourself.
Support way No.3: Know Their Passions And Desires
When you engage in a conversation with your partner, you will get to know many different aspects of their personalities. One such aspect is a person’s interests, passions and desires. Everyone feels supported when someone takes interest in fields they like. It might be possible that a particular field of their passion and interest doesn’t generate much of your interest. However, you will need to show active support in that also even if you need to make some efforts in doing so.
Because the tables can turn anytime. Two people in a relationship don’t always have common interests. So, if today you are showing interest in the fields they like and being supportive of their career choices, tomorrow your partner will ensure the same. This will boost their confidence as an individual and push them to do more. By doing this, you both will be able to grow in a relationship together.
Support way No.4: Be Their Stress Buster.
If you want to support your partner, you cannot be someone who constantly does things that causes stress to your partner. Instead, you will need to be their stress buster. Your partner should be waiting for the evening so that s/he can come back home to forget all the stress they had during the day. This doesn’t happen easily and certainly, not in a day. For this, you will need to constantly work on creating an environment where your partner feels calm and happy.
One of the pro tips we have for you is to use more HUMOUR in general. Because nothing is better than it. Crack a joke or two when they are with you. Shared laughter with your betterhalf can help your relationship overcome any stress or hurdle.
Support way No.5: Acknowledge Your Betterhalf
What if we tell you that your partner is trying to be more supportive while you are reading this article and you aren’t even acknowledging their efforts? Well, that’s why you observe your partner’s actions and acknowledge their efforts in every possible way. There’s no way by which you can be supportive when you aren’t even acknowledging and respecting the efforts made by your partner.
More than often, be grateful for all the efforts put in by your partner to make the relationship happier and more successful.
Bonus point: Put Love In The Centre Of Everything
Above all, you should not forget to remove love from the center of everything in your relationship. Whenever you see your partner, compliment them with all your hearts out so that they never feel out of care. Do it to a point where they actually would get annoyed and tell you to stop with the compliments by jokingly saying - “Bas Kar, Aur Kitna Jhooth Bolega!”
You should understand that support is a crucial part of a relationship. You cannot choose to spend your life with someone who does not support you. So, it’s important that you also remain consciously engaged and mindful about your partner to be more supportive.