Relationships are tricky. Even the best ones are filled with ups, downs, and in-betweens. That’s why it’s so important to create a healthy environment in your relationship.
- The relationship is well balanced. Every healthy
relationship has to have a good dose of give and take. Both parties needs should be considered in a relationship. One person’s needs shouldn’t consistently take precedence over the other’s.
- The ability to compromise through the hard times. It’s inevitable that life will throw you lemons every now and then. A tell-tale sign of a healthy relationship is how you support each other during these times.
- You support each other’s growth. Healthy couples naturally spend a lot of time together. But they also recognize the importance of doing things separately. This is how we grow individually and together.
- Don’t become complacent. Appreciate the little things. Life’s most beautiful moments often sneak up on us. Recognize and appreciate these moments when they occur.
- You each have space to engage in separate interests. Personal space is important in any relationship. We all need time to explore, reflect, and express ourselves individually.
- Good communication. If your partner asks what’s bothering you, “nothing, it’s fine” isn’t the best answer.
- You can talk about anything. You are open and honest even when it’s scary. Speaking your mind can be incredibly difficult sometimes, but people in healthy relationships don’t hold back.
- Trust. Great relationships are built on a foundation of trust. Trusting your partner is vital, and it takes time to build.
- You inspire each other to be your authentic self. Healthy relationships are also built on mutual motivation and inspiration. Your partner should inspire you to be true to yourself.
- Having an ability to hear and understand each other’s feelings. Allowing space for different experiences without getting into a power struggle over whose experiences are “right”.
Relationships give you the ability to discover yourself and your partner on a deep, intimate level. Healthy couples accept each other, flaws and all. You should accept who your partner chooses to be. Remember, there are cracks in everything, but that’s how the light gets in.