10 elements of a healthy relationship
10 Elements of a Healthy Relationship
Most people strive for having a healthy happy relationship, but with the media telling us what romance should look like how can we be sure what a healthy one is? All relationships are different, but there are few key elements that contribute to having an overall healthy relationship:
You listen and value each other’s opinions
It’s important to value your partner’s opinion and try and understand their point of view – even if you don’t agree with them.
Support each other’s ambitions
You should be able share your dreams and ambitions with your partner, and offer your support for them achieving theirs, even if theirs doesn’t interest you.
Trust and honesty
Fundamentals of a healthy relationship is trust and honesty. If you trust each other you should accept each other’s word as the truth.
Can admit when one is wrong
Let’s face it, we all hate doing this. You’ve realised your partner has been right this whole time and now you have to admit you’re wrong. As frustrating as this might be, your partner will appreciate this, strengthening your relationship.
This isn’t just about respecting your partner but their friends, family and any activities your partner is involved with.
Make each other laugh
One of the most understated points of a healthy relationship is the ability to make each other laugh.
Understand the need for space
Needing space doesn’t mean you don’t love your partner, it means you recognise the necessity for a healthy balance between time spent together and apart.
Communication and Compromise
It’s normal to have a disagreement, but with good communication between you and your partner you can work something out; even if this does mean you have to compromise or agree to disagree. Usually something is learnt during this process and can result in strengthening your relationship.
You’re both equal
You treat each other equally; after all you should be a team!
You regularly show appreciation for each other. This doesn’t have to be anything big, it can be as simple as a ‘thank you’.