Am I in a Healthy Relationship?

7 Dec

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Beginning stages of a relationship:

Build– is based on appreciation and respect.  Happy couples point out small nice things they do for each other such as saying Thank you, rather than focusing on negative mistakes their partner has made. 

Explore – Create a list of things you have in common with the other person. Learn about their interests and try something new your partner is interested in. 

Establish– If you hurt your partners feelings make an effort to apologize. A healthy relationship is recognizing what you have done wrong and talking with your partner on how to resolve the situation.

Relationship change: 

As the month go by and you become more comfortable with your partner, there may be a change in your relationship. Changes outside of your relationship will impact what you need from your relationship. 

  • Make Time for Each other: 
  • Respect Changes
  • Accept Differences
  • Express Wants and Needs 
  • Respect Each other

A healthy relationship consists of love, kindness, trust, honesty, communication, and mutual respect. Security is an important aspect of a relationship because it establishes trust. As your relationship progresses, keep the excitement going by making time for each other. Having emotional support within your relationship helps make tough times easier to get through together.

An unhealthy relationship consists of fear, anxiety, depression, lack of communication and disrespect. You may want to take a step back from your partner and take time to realize what is going on. Ask yourself if the relationship is healthy for you and for your partner. Is there any way to change the relationship so that it is healthy? If not, do you really want to stay in an unhealthy relationship?

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