Intuition is a powerful tool for navigating the bumps in relationships in a meaningful way. It can help you build stronger connections with those around you or protect you from future betrayals and harm.
Tips on how to use intuition in relationships
Here are a few tips on how you can use your intuition in relationships:
- Listen to your gut feelings: Pay attention to those little feelings in your gut that tell you if something is right or wrong. If you have a bad feeling about someone or something, trust your intuition and take a step back.
- Be present: When you are with someone, make an effort to be fully present in the moment. This means putting aside distractions like your phone or other devices and really listening to what the other person is saying.
- Trust yourself: Develop a stronger connection with your inner voice. As you begin to rely on your intuition more, you will develop a stronger sense of self-trust. This can help you make better decisions in your relationships and will give you the confidence to follow your own path.
- Be mindful: Stay calm and mindful. By focusing on the present moment and becoming more aware of your thoughts and feelings, you can train yourself to better understand your circumstances and those of others.
- Take time to reflect: It’s important to take time to reflect on your relationships. This allows you to process your thoughts and feelings and can help you gain clarity on any issues that may arise.
The role of intuition in relationships can be valuable
Studies indicate that being intuitive (rather than systematic) tends toward greater empathy when relating to others…
Empathically accurate people may tend to rely more on intuitive rather than systematic thought when perceiving others.Ma-Kellams et al. 2016, Pubmed
This can help in business and personal relationships.
An intuitive ability to understand and perceive the feelings, thoughts, and motivations of others can help to build better relationships. For example, your intuition may help you pick up on subtle cues and signals. You sense what others are thinking and feeling, even if they are not saying it directly.
Situations where intuition helps relationships
You understand someone else’s perspective
Intuition can help you understand the experiences and emotions of others. You intuitively know how you can better understand the needs and desires of others, which can help to build stronger and more meaningful relationships, personally and in your career.
When you’re feeling uncomfortable around someone
If you have a gut feeling that something is off in your relationship. Your intuition may be telling you that the other person is not being honest with you or that they are not treating you with the respect you deserve.
When you are considering taking your relationship to the next level
If you are thinking about moving in with someone, getting engaged, or getting married, it’s important to listen to your intuition. Your inner voice may be telling you that you are not ready for this step, or that your partner is not the right person for you.
When you are feeling uncertain about your relationship
If you are questioning whether or not your relationship is healthy or fulfilling, it’s important to listen to your intuition. It may be telling you that you need to make changes in your relationship, or that it’s time to move on.
When you are feeling unsafe in your relationship
If you are experiencing abuse or violence in your relationship, it’s important to listen to your inner wisdom. It may be telling you that you need to get help, or that you need to leave the relationship. Trusting your intuition can help you stay safe and protect yourself from harm.
Understanding what intuition is…How do you know it’s intuition? Be sure to check out my article on discerning fear from intuition.
Knowing something is wrong in your relationship, even though you can’t put your finger on exactly what it is, helps you to realize early you need to address issues or move on to a better situation.
I know of individuals who got caught for years in a toxic relationship because they discounted the red flags and signals from their inner voice.
Recognizing red flags: Sensing that your partner is hiding something, their stories don’t add up, they blow up at you without good reason, or unduly criticize your family and friends. You may avoid getting involved in a relationship that might not be healthy for you.
How to develop your intuition…Be sure to check out my article with tips on developing intuition.
Balancing intuition with logic
Intuition can be a valuable tool when making decisions about relationships. It allows you to tap into your subconscious and pick up on subtle cues that you may not be consciously aware of. For example, you may feel an instant attraction to someone, or you may have a sense that someone is not right for you, even if you can’t quite put your finger on why.
However, when relying on intuition, it’s important not to ignore practical factors. While a strong attraction or connection may be a good starting point, it’s also important to consider whether you share similar values and goals with that person. For example, if you value open communication and honesty, but they are not forthcoming about important issues, this could create problems down the line.
When making decisions about romantic relationships it is important to be mindful of both approaches: Listen to your intuition, but also take the time to get to know the person and consider whether the practical factors are in line with what you are seeking in the relationship.