Since relationships are meant to complement who you are and what you feel about yourself there are signs that you are in a healthy relationship with your partner
Dating is a league on its own. And playing the game can be head spinning. As some of my guy friends always say, the game of love or ‘scoring’ never changes, just the players. As you may know, I have been in crazy, and even toxic relationships that somehow made me question myself and even what love is meant to be. Finding someone who loves you and cares about you is not easy, and when you do, it’s the best thing that can happen to you. Yes, it can be terrifying opening up your heart to someone else, especially when your past isn’t a great one. But I have learned that not every guy (or girl) is the same and it’s not fair painting everyone with the same brush. While no one is perfect, there’s that one special person who’s perfect for you, especially when they bring out the best in you.
With this said, below are five signs that you are in a healthy relationship:
You are comfortable being yourself around your partner: Being with someone who never tries to change you is an important element of a healthy relationship. If you are free to be yourself without feeling judged, it’s best you tick off sign number one.
You enjoy each other’s company: If you always set time from your schedule to spend time with your partner, and if it always seems like time disappears into thin air when you are together then you are in a good space with the person in your life.
You give each other space and trust each other: While it’s good to be inseparable as a couple you also need to spend time apart and pursue your different passions. Trust and respect are a glue that cement any healthy relationship, they are earned and once broken it’s difficult to build them. Although it’s healthy to be away from your partner it’s important to maintain the trust you have for each other.
You always communicate: Communication is key to any healthy relationship, and arguing is a part of it (and no, I don’t mean screeching at each other and being violent, but point out your differences in a respectful manner). People cannot read minds so it’s important to not only communicate your needs, desires, and boundaries but you also have to listen to what makes your partner happy as well.
You share the same values and talk about your future together: If both of you see and plan your future together, then it’s a good sign, especially when you believe in similar things. When you look back to your past relationships and wondered how you settled for less than what you have now you know your partner is worth holding on to and spending your life with.
Oh, did I mention that no one is perfect, and not everything will be rosy? Like everything else, I believe you have to work at making your relationship the haven and heaven you want. I guess it’s safe to say that true love exists, I hope you and I can experience the beauty and joy that comes with it.
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