5 Signs Of A Healthy Relationship
Relationships are important but does yours have the five signs of a healthy relationship? Since relationships are vital to every person, it’s a good idea to make sure that the one you’re in is a healthy relationship. While this may be only a few signs out of many, it can give you a better idea of where your relationship is currently.
- You both have good communication. If you can communicate effectively with each other, it’s a good sign of a healthy relationship. This includes using both verbal and non-verbal communication. Listen to her when she needs to talk and vice versa. If she senses you’re feeling sad, she comforts you and asks you what's wrong.
- There’s trust built in the relationship. You both trust each other completely and know you can go to each other for anything without the fear of being judged. In a healthy relationship, you don’t have to wonder if you can tell the other person a secret and if they will keep it safe; you already know they will. There is a trust within the relationship between the two of you that you know they will never try to intentionally hurt you. You will not be made fun of, and you are safe with what you say and do together.
- You treat each other with respect. Respect is an important sign of a healthy relationship. If you don’t respect each other, then the relationship is never healthy. Respecting the other person is more than just valuing them, it also means you know boundaries and are willing to stay within them, whether intimate or not. You respect her for what you have in common and don’t have in common and you respect her needs.
- Conflicts are settled fairly. All relationships have conflict and disagreements but it’s how those arguments are settled that determines whether it’s a healthy relationship or not. Conflicts should be settled fairly and mutually satisfying to both people involved. It should never be a competition to see who can hurt the other person more or who can get revenge or yell the loudest. Conflicts should also never be avoided because that doesn’t make for a healthy relationship either.
- You accept each other for who you are. A definite sign of a healthy relationship is when you both can accept each other fully for the individuals that you are. Everyone is different and in a healthy relationship, the other person respects and accepts that. When one person has to start changing their interests, image, hobbies, and friends to fit better in the relationship, that relationship is not healthy. In a healthy relationship, no one should have to feel like they need to change their individual self and start doing things they don’t enjoy just so they can make it work.