What does a healthy relationship look like?
In our last post, we talked about what an unhealthy relationship looks like, and gave a few red flags to keep an eye out for in your own relationships. Today we are going to talk about what a healthy relationship looks like!
Patience. A healthy relationship requires a TON of patience. Men and women were created to be different from each other –that’s part of the beauty of healthy relationships! But it’s also part of the frustration sometimes. 😊 A healthy relationship will have plenty of patience within it. Be willing to take the time to understand your partner. Try not to make assumptions!
Kindness. This might seem like a given, but it’s an important point. Be kind. Be kind to others, be kind to yourself, and be kind to your partner! We’re going to talk about love languages at a later date, but for now you just need to know that there are a lot of different ways to show kindness to others. Make sure your words are gentle and your actions are admirable!
Selflessness. It’s important to make sure that you are taking care of yourself (after all, we just told you to be kind to yourself)! What we mean by selflessness isn’t that you never think about yourself and that every decision you make is about someone else. That’s a great way to get burnt out! Selflessness means that you think about the needs and well-being of other people. When you are a part of a healthy relationship, you have to think of your partner when you make certain decisions!
Trust. When you’re in a healthy relationship, you will be able to trust your partner with everything that you are (which we’re going to talk about later, too). Healthy relationships require vulnerability! You’ll be able to share the things that excite you, frustrate you, make you sad, etc. and know that your partner has your back no matter what.
Maybe you read these and said “hey, that sounds like my relationship!” If that’s you, CONGRATS! Healthy relationships take hard work and commitment. You should be proud of your relationship!
Maybe you read through this and said “wow, that doesn’t sound like my relationship at all.” Perhaps it’s time you sit down and evaluate your relationships. We gave some great tips in our last post regarding what an unhealthy relationship looks like.
As always, if you need relationship help, please feel free to reach out to us. We’re happy to help!