How to distinguish a healthy relationship? At the beginning of a relationship, it is normal to see the world in pink hearts, but sometimes some people wear a mask that prevents them from seeing their relationship as it is, less healthy than it should be. Some signs show that something is not working and it is important to identify them.
An unhealthy relationship is characterized by a lack of respect, with dominant and abusive actions, physical or verbal, committed by a member of the couple. Most of the time, it’s usually because these abusive people have grown up around this type of behavior, which is normal for them, but the truth is that it is not.
Although the other person may feel bad knowing that his partner has been abused as a child, the other partner must take care of himself. We must always be aware that one relationship can not be healthy when the other is abusive.
Relationships, whether intimate or platonic can bring out the worst or best in us. Without a doubt, couples who manage to make relationship work longer than usual are indeed commendable. I agree in the signs presented in this article especially number one.
If your relationship is really worth-keeping, there is no need to change or perhaps put your best foot forward just to please your partner.
1. You Are Truly Yourself
There are many people that find a lot of value in the idea of compromise, but when it comes to giving up elements of yourself to please or maintain a relationship, I personally don’t feel that it is very healthy. The best and often longest lasting relationships are those in which both parties can effortlessly be themselves without being faced by or fearing judgement, ridicule, or pressure to change.
2. You Lift Each Other Up
Although a lot of “comfort” can be found in mutually wallowing in a particular experience (such as complaining) or behaviour (such as drinking), the most valuable relationships are those in which each individual helps the other rise from hardship.
3. Differences Aren’t A Deal Breaker
Many relationships are built off of similarities, and for obvious reasons. It would be much easier for me to find common ground, interests, and compatibility with someone who like myself enjoyed playing sports, creating films, and public speaking than it would for me to do the same with someone who enjoyed staying indoors, painting, and scrapbooking.
4. No Mind Games
Particularly in the realm of romantic relationships, a lot of people love the thrill and uncertainty that comes with trying to figure the other person out, often screwing up a number of times along the way.
5. Knowing That It Can End At Any Time
This may sound like a particularly morbid way to end an otherwise lighthearted list, but I truly believe that the best relationships are ones in which both people recognize and are at peace with the fact that it could change, and possibly even end at any given time.
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