Healthy Relationships


Relationships are a huge part of our lives and come in all shapes and sizes. People have different definitions of what a relationship is and how much effort it takes to maintain one, but most relationships involve some level of intimacy or commitment. Some are romantic, some are platonic and others can be both. Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, there are some things every healthy relationship should have:

Respect, equality and safety. These are the most important characteristics of a relationship, and they’re also the ones that are often misunderstood or ignored. When you’re in a healthy relationship, you’ll both respect each other’s boundaries and respect your needs as individuals. You’ll communicate clearly and openly, and make sure that you understand each other.

A good relationship provides a safe space for exploration, so you can try new things and know that there’s someone to fall back on if they don’t work out. Having a stable relationship can even reduce your anxiety, especially if you’re prone to it.

A healthy relationship is one that makes you feel loved and supported, like you can’t imagine being without them. A good partner is someone that brings out the best in you, makes you smile when you’re sad, and truly understands you. They’re a team that fights together against the barriers that life puts up and for your goals and dreams. If you’re in a relationship that doesn’t meet these criteria, it’s time to consider other options.

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