No matter what kind of relationship you are trying to build, it's always important that we have healthy relationships with the people that we deal with in our daily lives. When it comes to two individuals that live together such as a husband and wife, it's a relationship that should be full of love and mutual respect for one another. However, you can only have a healthy relationship when each person takes care of themselves first, which then will help them both take care of each other.
Communication with each other is very important. You need to talk often and let your feelings and opinions be known to one another. This is not only going to help both of you see how you each are feeling but it's also going to help you get across some confusing emotions that you also might have.
Learn to listen. You really need to take the time to listen to each other. By taking time out to try and understand each others perspectives is going to help immensely. You need to listen intently and ask a lot of questions. This will communicate to your spouse that you really do care about their feelings and the subject manner your spouse is talking about.
Make sure to check on your relationship every so often. You don't want to end up being overly concerned about maintaining your relationship but you do want to do a checkup on it occasional. Make sure to ask your spouse about the relationship and how they think things are going. This will help both of you see how one another feels about certain things in your relationship.
Make sure to resolve your conflicts at the right times. You might be tempted to handle the problems right away out of fear that they might even get worse if you don't. But, that isn't always the best thing to do. Sometimes it might be better to wait a little bit until both of you have cooled off some. When you are cooled off you will be able to talk more rationally and find a good solution to the problem.
Make sure that your lifestyle is balanced. If you are in a new relationship you might find it very tempting to spend all of your spare time with your spouse, but this is not healthy. You need to make sure that you have a good balance of friends and family. This holds true even for those who have been married for years. If your life becomes imbalanced you might start beginning to blame your spouse for all of your problems and this can hurt your relationship greatly.
Always allow for your relationship to grow as well as change. Everyone changes, all the time and to have a healthy relationship you can change together and always be mindful of the feelings that you both have. You need to be open to change and think of ways that you can actually make the changes together.
Finally always be willing to accept all of your differences and let those differences actually strengthen the relationship that you have. Never think of your differences as problems or issues, but instead look at them as opportunities for the two of you to be with someone who is going to bring you out of your own comfort zone.