A Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Relationship with Your Parents


Of course, it’s a given that you love your parents. But as you get older and start having your own family, it can be quite easy to forget and neglect them. Fortunately, there are some simple but effective ways on how you can show your love for them even as you start moving out of your home. Here’s how you can maintain a healthy and loving relationship with your pops and mom.


  1. Spend Quality Time With Them

Instead of simply giving them money and gifts, you should also make sure that you spend some quality time with your parents. There’s something priceless about setting everything aside and enjoying meals and chitchats together – and spending time together allows them to connect with you. So as much as possible, spend a day or two with your parents and make sure that you set that time aside just for them.

  1. Show Some Gratitude

Telling your parents that you love them – or even saying a simple ‘thank you’ – can have a positive effect both on your parents and your relationship with them. The best way to do this is to figure out their love language, and express your gratitude by doing something that’s aligned with that language. You’ll be surprised at how thankful they will be for it.

  1. Avoid Unnecessary Arguments

Having arguments are unavoidable sometimes, but do your best to avoid having any unnecessary squabbles with your parents. This means biting your tongue when they say something controversial. Also, figure out whether or not you really need to respond. If you do, speak out your opinion in a clear and modest way to avoid starting an emotional argument with them.

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  1. Honour Them Through Actions and Words

Honouring your parents means speaking well of them, regardless if they’re around or not. It also means treating them with respect by listening to their wisdom and advice, and praising their strengths rather than focusing on their weaknesses. This might not be easy for some, but loving your parents means respecting and honouring them for who they are even if they have different beliefs and opinions from you.

  1. Share Details About Your Life With Them

The same with your friends, your parents would also love to be kept in the loop with what’s going on with your life. Even if you don’t think a particular happening is not a big, share it with them. Doing this will help you connect with them, especially if you have different interests. Your parents will want to mourn and celebrate with you, but they won’t be able to do that unless you let them know what’s going on.

Our parents dedicated most of their lives taking care of us so that we can become great and successful people. This is why being an adult shouldn’t change how we love and see our parents. Instead, we should continue loving and embracing them for who they are.

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