3 Ways to Strengthen Your Most Sensitive Relationships in 2019

It’s never been easier to disconnect. It’s never been harder to disconnect. One could make strong arguments for either statement in the world we live in today. One thing’s for sure, (whichever side you may be on) what suffers the most is our most sensitive relationships.

So how can we do relationships better in 2019? It’s quite simple, really. In essence, it’s making the other person know that you genuinely care by taking time out (no matter how little or big). It’s the tiniest gestures that can make a big difference in the end.

Sensodyne, which is the world’s #1 sensitivity toothpaste brand, has clearly taken note and decided to use its immense brand power to highlight how important it is to take care of the most sensitive things in our lives: our relationships.

The ‘Hasaas Rishtay’ campaign really drives the point home when it comes to taking care of our loved ones, finding time to strengthen bonds and above all showing that we would go the extra mile to preserve these relationships.

Watch the video for yourself and check out Mashion’s tips to help you navigate these sensitive relationships:

1. Put the phone down

Technology is most likely already affecting your relationships (and not in a positive way). It’s gotten so bad, someone had to coin a phrase for it. Phubbing, which stands for “phone snubbing”, is the act of ignoring the person you’re with because you’re distracted by your phone. Yeah, we’re all guilty and it’s not cool.
The good thing is we can still help reclaim our relationships by doing some very simple things:
a) Avoid using your mobile phone during conversations. It might seem like the obvious thing to do, but you only realize the impact it makes once you literally stash your phone away.
b) Make eye contact and be fully present during your conversations.
c) Get as much face time as you can in your daily exchanges.

2. Take the hit

This one is probably the toughest pill to swallow but it works like a charm. Regardless of who is actually at fault, sometimes the best thing to do for a loved one is to quietly take a hit. Trust us, they’ll know you’re taking it too. Be the person who accepts the undeserved criticism once in a while to better cement a relationship. Just don’t make a habit of it.

3. Don’t wait for an invitation. Step in 

Why are relationships so hard to navigate? It’s so hard to always know how the other person is feeling or what they’re thinking.

Most people, whether its friends or family, will lend a helping hand when asked. But how many people offer to help before they have been asked. That’s the kind of gesture guaranteed to bolster a relationship.

This is one of the best ways to navigate your sensitive relationships. Pay close attention to your loved ones so you know when they’re struggling. And step in before they even have to ask.

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