As humans, it is natural, and even necessary that we feel the need to be attached to someone with whom we connect, however getting into a relationship isn’t the same thing as being in a healthy relationship. A healthy relationship impacts positively on your overall well-being, whereas an unhealthy one does just the opposite. Anyone can get into a relationship, but not all relationships are healthy. Here’s how you know if yours is…
1. YOUR PARTNER BRINGS OUT THE VERY BEST IN YOU
A relationship isn’t just an avenue or opportunity for people to get laid and get companionship (a brothel offers you that); it is far more than that. A relationship is meant to bring you in contact with someone who cares about your well-being, and genuinely wants to promote your interests –your other half. If your partner doesn’t inspire or challenge you to improve yourself and better yourself, then they’re not right for you. Your partner is supposed to encourage and support you to pursue and attain greater heights. They’re meant to see your flaws, and help you overcome and turn them into strengths. If they do not offer you this, they’re simply not right for you.
2. THEY PUT YOU FIRST… BEFORE ANYTHING AND ANYONE ELSE
The moment you both agree to come together in a relationship, you automatically agree also to put each other first, above everyone and everything else. Nothing is allowed to take the other person’s position in your life. Not work, not friends, and certainly not family. You partner must always put you and your interests ahead of everything else. Their ability to do this is a reflection of how much they truly care for you. If they fail in this area, it means that they do not think highly of you, and you definitely do not want to be in a relationship where you mean nothing.
3. TRUST IS NOT AN ISSUE
If you’re in a relationship where trust isn’t shared between yourself and your partner, it is pointless being in that relationship because it has no future and will crash soon enough. A healthy relationship is one where there’s absolute faith and trust between the parties involved. There’s perfect understanding and openness, and secrecy has no place. One person doesn’t shut the other out, but keeps them informed on everything that happens around their life. When you’re with someone you trust, you feel very secure with them, and you don’t ever have reason to think they’re cheating.
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