We live in a society where we have access to articles that are published regularly about how to help our unhealthy relationships and how to decide when to end a relationship that hits the rocks.
As well we are often bombarded with articles and statistics about how the divorce rates are so high within our society and how the pressures of our modern lives can affect the couple and the family unit as a whole.
Rarely do we see articles that celebrate and promote the health side to relationships within our society.
In today’s post I will be talking about 6 signs that you in a Health Relationship:
You trust each other implicitly, without having to convince yourself. Trust goes beyond simply trusting that your partner is faithful, you take what your partner is saying at face value without judgement. You feel safe with that person and can allow yourself to be vulnerable, and they care and won’t hurt you.
Disagreements are normal, so if you aren’t fighting, chances are you’re holding back. But when people are in healthy relationships fight, they fight productively and fairly. It can also mean striving to understand your partner instead of trying to score points, and when you’re wrong! You apologize.
People can ignore the importance friends have within their relationship. Who a person chooses to keep as friends says a lot more about them than anything else. If you don’t like your partner’s friends chances are that when it comes down to it, you don’t like your partner. When you genuinely like each one another’s friends, chances are you don’t have to deal with the stress of fighting whenever one of you wants to hang out with your friends, with or without the other person, because you like and trust those people.
4. Inspire Each Other
A good relationship can be galvanizing to say the least, but in such a way that knowing that someone else believes in you makes you believe in yourself that much more. You want to prove yourself worthy of his or her confidence.
Sex can be an important part of a healthy relationship, but it’s not the only part, and it’s different than intimacy, which is less about physical satisfaction than about bonding, friendship and familiarity. If you’re in a healthy relationship, you’ll feel connected with each other in and out of bed.
Nothing is more important that 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.
Amanda Ogden is from Sydney Australia, and has spent the past 13 years working within the welfare industry in both administration and case management assisting people with mental health issues, mild intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries, drug & alcohol, homelessness gain employment. She also loves travelling, creating jewellery, music, friends and family.