Relationships are a critical part of our lives, making up our social support network and pivotal to both our mental and physical well-being. We can have relationships with friends, family members, and co-workers that are positive or negative.
A healthy relationship is one that combines equal giving and taking of affection, energy, love, and support. It’s a balance of both giving and receiving that can be hard to achieve in some relationships, and it is an ongoing effort for each person involved.
Good Communication: Having quality communication is important in every relationship. It allows you to feel free to discuss your thoughts, feelings, and concerns without fear of being judged or criticized. It also provides you with a safe space to open up and be honest about your struggles, successes, failures, financial concerns, work stress, or other issues that may affect your relationship.
Trust: A healthy relationship is one that can be trusted with each other’s emotions and physical well-being. In a healthy relationship, partners can trust that their partner will do what they say they will do and be there for them in times of need.
Affection: In a healthy relationship, each person should feel physically and emotionally attracted to the other. This can be expressed through gestures like kisses, cuddling, and other forms of physical contact that can help build intimacy and a bond of trust between you two.
A healthy relationship helps you to be a healthier version of yourself, allowing you to feel more confident and capable in the face of challenges. In addition, your loved one can encourage you to seek help when you feel overwhelmed or out of sorts.