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How to get your needs met in a relationship: Therapist shares tips

Published on Jan 23, 2024 05:04 PM IST

  • From understanding what is missing to making specific requests, here are a few ways to get our needs met in a relationship.

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Published on Jan 23, 2024 05:04 PM IST

In any relationship, getting our needs met and being honest about what we want is very important. This leads to better communication and clarity in the relationship. Therapist Sadaf Siddiqi shared a few steps by which we can create more honesty in the relationship and help the partner to understand our needs.(Unsplash)

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The first step is to identify what is missing – be it affection or time or attention. We should first understand what it is that is missing in the relationship. (Unsplash)
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The first step is to identify what is missing – be it affection or time or attention. We should first understand what it is that is missing in the relationship. (Unsplash)

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Once we identify the missing elements, we should share the facts with the partner to help them understand our perspective. (Unsplash)
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Published on Jan 23, 2024 05:04 PM IST

Once we identify the missing elements, we should share the facts with the partner to help them understand our perspective. (Unsplash)

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We should always use I statements to help them understand that we are speaking for ourselves. (Unsplash)
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We should always use I statements to help them understand that we are speaking for ourselves. (Unsplash)

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The next step is to explain the needs and expectations we have so that the partner can understand how important it is for us. (Unsplash)
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The next step is to explain the needs and expectations we have so that the partner can understand how important it is for us. (Unsplash)

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Instead of putting the responsibility of figuring out on the partner entirely, we should make specific requests or work together in finding solutions. (Unsplash)
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Published on Jan 23, 2024 05:04 PM IST

Instead of putting the responsibility of figuring out on the partner entirely, we should make specific requests or work together in finding solutions. (Unsplash)

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