WHAT A GOOD RELATIONSHIP LOOKS LIKE

This article is here to educate you on what a good relationship looks like. if you want to know if your relationship with your partner is a good one or how a good relationship should be, READ ON.

WHAT A GOOD RELATIONSHIP LOOKS LIKE

  • 1. You Have Your Own Space

Just because you’re in love doesn’t mean you have to spend every moment together. Taking time to pursue your own interests and friendships keeps your relationship fresh and gives you both the opportunity to grow as individuals—even while you’re growing as a couple.

  • 2. You Fight

One of the biggest differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships is not whether or not the couple fights, but how they fight. Disagreements are normal, so if you aren’t fighting, chances are you’re holding back. But when people in healthy relationships fight, they fight productively and fairly. That means avoiding name-calling or put-downs. It also means striving to understand your partner instead of trying to score points. And when you’re wrong? You apologize.

  • 3. You Make Decisions Jointly

Another key characteristic of a healthy relationship: You don’t call all the shots—neither does your partner. From what movie to see to how many children to have, you make decisions together and listen to each other’s concerns and desires. Sure, this may mean you watch Transformers again on Saturday night—but on Sunday night, it’s your turn.

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  • 4. You Find Joy

Healthy relationships are full of laughter and fun. This doesn’t mean you’re giddy every hour of the day—or that your partner doesn’t drive you up the wall sometimes—but it does mean that your life together is mostly happy in sometimes simple ways. (Making dinner, laughing at the same things, finishing each others’ sentences, inside jokes, and so on.)
5. You Treat Each Other With Kindness
Nothing is a stronger sign of a healthy relationship than treating the person you love with care, consideration, empathy, and appreciation. If you find yourself showing more respect to people you hardly know than you show your partner, take a step back and revisit your priorities.

  • 6. You Trust Each Other
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Healthy relationships are built on trust and a commitment to communication without reservations or secrets.

  • 7. You Let Things Go

Your partner will annoy you. You will annoy them, too. You will say things you don’t mean. You will behave inconsiderately. The important thing is how you deal with all this. So they forgot to pick up milk for the second time? Tell them you’re disappointed, of course—then let it go.

  • 8. Your Relationship Is Your Safe Place

Your relationship should be a safety net—a stable place to come home to at the end of the day. That doesn’t mean you don’t fight—it just means that when things are hard, you’d always rather see your partner than anyone else.

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  • 9. You Talk to Your Partner, Not to Other People

When you have issues and concerns, you share them with your partner, not your coworkers at Happy Hour. You’ll always have your friends as a sounding board, of course, but not as a crutch to avoid hard conversations with your significant others

10. You Say the Magic Words

BY FRANCIS DAVID MATTHEW

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