Skill 1: Insight
The first skill you need to practice in a relationship is insight. It is composed of the anticipation of future result and awareness of mutual emotions. With insight, you could see things differently and do not confined your perspective to current situation. For instance, if your partner fails to go to the date on time, what will you do? Blinded anger or blame do no help to solve the problem but make it worse. As one with insight, you may analyze whether he/she is on purpose or by accident? Does he/she get stuck with sudden troubles or he/she just get used to be late? What is his/her reaction to the delay? As a result, insight will help you to clarify the truth and avoid bad consequences.
Skill 2: Mutual Understanding
For a couple who wants to be in a favorable and healthy relationship, mutual understanding are necessary for both sides. People differ in habits and action patterns, and a close relationship is inevitable to encounter the divergences, this is when mutual understanding plays a key role in fixing the gap and appreciate the difference. Through mutual understanding, you can realize that both of your needs are equally important in a relationship. Hence, if you are serious about the relationship, you need to practice it when being with your partner.
Skill 3: Emotion Control
The ability to control your emotion is the last one relationship skill but not the least one. Emotional reaction and impulsion are the mainstream reason and trigger for breakup. However, it’s easier said than done. Emotion control requires you to learn to hold back your impulsion when you are angry or upset. Don’t rush to make a decision or do something you may regret driven by the impulse. What you should do is to remind yourself of calming down and and figure out how to solve the problem.