What a Healthy Relationship Looks Like
If you want to have a healthy relationship with the person that you love, it can be frustrating to accomplish if
you've never had an example to guide you.
For example, if you've come from a home where your parents didn't have a healthy relationship, you have no
example to go by... so how can you ever have the chance at creating a healthy relationship?
If you're curious about this, here are a few key points of a healthy relationship which were gathered from
interviews with people who had been married for 30 years or more.
Great relationships always have open communication where each person feels safe to express what they're thinking
or feeling without fear of being judged by the other person.
The communication is consistent and both parties are always committed to understanding the other person and
working on synergistic solutions to problems.
Attraction and chemistry are great, but they come and go. The beauty of friendship is that it persists even when
things aren't going well.
A friend is someone who you can count on to be there when things don't make sense and who you can laugh with and
even be a bit of a kid with.
When you see a healthy couple together, you'll notice that they behave themselves the way that friends would,
while having the component of love and romance as well.
Since healthy relationships allow people to be themselves and to communicate without fear of judgment, the
partners are completely transparent with one another. This means that they're both free to be who they are
without fear of "not being good enough" or of being judged by one another.
Transparency also means that each partner is open and genuine about their needs, their dreams,
their fears, their desires and their concerns.
The most important difference between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy one is that healthy relationships
are rich with trust, and unhealthy ones are almost completely devoid of trust.
Trust is what makes it possible for open communication, transparency and friendship to work. Trust cultivates
safety and understanding which provides a healthy environment for each person to be themselves and to give AND
receive genuine love.
People who have healthy relationships are playful with one another and have a lot of fun when they are together.
Laughter is one of the greatest blessings of life, and it's a wonderful thing to be able to share with the person
who you are with.
It makes it easier to get through difficult times and it makes the good times even greater. And all of these
things are made possible because of the final characteristic of healthy relationships...
A romantic relationship (especially a marriage) requires you to have common values with your partner. This means
that your priorities and your moral compasses are in harmony and that you make important decisions according to the
Without common values, couples will not parent their children in agreement, manage money in agreement or agree
on how they should make the most important decisions about their future.
But with common values, you can plan for the future and manage your relationship according to the desire to
achieve the same goals and to fight the same battles as allies instead of fighting one another.
So now that you know what to look for, the most important thing for you to do is work on becoming the kind of
person who YOU must become in order to have a partner who will help you to build a healthy relationship. Check out
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