Signs of a Healthy Relationship

 

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships

 

What makes a healthy relationship?

A healthy relationship is when two people develop a connection based on:

 

Mutual respect
Trust
Honesty
Support
Fairness/equality/compromise
Separate identities
Good communication
A sense of playfulness/fondness
Realistic expectations

 

A healthy relationship should bring more happiness than stress or disappointment into your life. While in a healthy relationship you:

Have healthy self-esteem independent of your relationship
Maintain and respect each other’s individuality
Maintain relationships with friends and family
Have activities apart from one another
Are able to express yourself in the environment you are in without fear of consequences
Are able to feel secure and comfortable
Allow and encourage other relationships/friendships
Take interest in one another’s activities
Trust the person
Ability to be honest with each other
Have the option of privacy
Have respect for sexual boundaries in intimate relationships
Give and take
Resolve conflict fairly: Fighting is part of even healthy relationships; the difference is how the conflict is handled. Fighting fairly is an important skill to help you have healthier relationships.