Relationships can be beautiful, fulfilling experiences that bring joy to both parties. But it’s important to remember that relationships require work and effort from both people. One of the most important elements of a successful relationship is knowing when to give each other space. Here's why space is essential for a happy, romantic relationship and how you can ensure your relationship remains healthy.
In art, negative space is the area around an object or image. It helps define the edges of the object and makes it stand out by creating contrast between itself and its surroundings. Applying this concept to your relationship can help you create boundaries within the relationship and keep things balanced between yourself and your partner.
Negative space in relationships often takes the form of independence; each person has their own hobbies and interests they pursue without their partner being involved. If you want to be together but also need some personal time away from each other, that’s totally normal! Taking breaks from one another every now and then can help maintain perspective in your individual lives as well as in your shared life together as partners. That way, when you come back together after some time apart, you’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated — not overwhelmed or smothered by one another’s presence. This kind of independent thinking will also make it easier for each person in the relationship to express themselves freely without feeling like they are burdening their partner with too much information or emotion.
Space isn't just physical; it's also emotional, mental, and spiritual—all areas that require communication skills if they're going to remain healthy within a romantic partnership. Both parties should practice active listening instead of just waiting for their turn to talk so that they can give each other undivided attention while exchanging ideas or stories about their day-to-day lives. This kind of mindful communication allows both parties in the relationship to really listen to what the other has to say without judging them or interjecting with stories or ideas of their own right away. The goal here is for two people who are ready and willing to understand one another at all times; setting aside time for healthy conversations about anything under the sun helps build trust between two people so that they know they can rely on one another no matter what obstacles may come up along the way.
Space in a relationship serves many purposes besides providing physical distance from one another; it gives both people involved room to grow emotionally and spiritually while still maintaining connection with one another through thoughtful communication practices such as active listening (not talking over each other) and mutual understanding (not jumping into conclusions). If you find yourself needing more guidance on how best manage space within your own romantic partnership, Orlando Thrive Therapy offers marriage counseling services in Winter Park so don’t hesitate reach out today! You deserve a fulfilling life with someone special by your side—we just want to make sure it stays that way!
Heather Oller is the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at 407-592-8997 for more information.