Every romantic relationship has several essential characteristics that make that relationship healthy and long - term. So here is my list of some of the important characteristics, which in my opinion describe any healthy romantic relationship.
1.Honest and open communication.In a healthy relationship, if one of the partners is bothered by something, they should openly talk with their partner about that, instead of holding it in.
2. Respect and patience.
Mutual respect is essential for a healthy relationship. The partners should listen to one another. They should value each other’s opinions, wishes and feelings and listen to their partner patiently in a nonjudgmental manner.
Disagreements are a normal thing in a healthy relationship. The partners need to find a way to make a compromise if they disagree on something. They have to try and solve conflicts in a fair and rational way.
4. Trust and support.
The partners have to offer reassurance and encouragement to each other. They need to support each other’s goals in life and let their partner know when they need their support. In healthy relationships the partners should build each other up, not put each other down.
5. Privacy.The partners in a healthy relationship should respect each other’s privacy. Just because you are in relationship, it doesn't mean that you have to constantly be together. Healthy relationships require space.
6. Love.And finally, nothing can last long enough without love. True and deep love is a base of every healthy and long-term relationship. It should be a source from where every other important thing for our relationships comes out.
Did you know there are 5 love languages that we speak. To find out how to respond to them, read: here. You can also take this test to find out which language is yours.
If you fully understand these characteristics and start to practice them in your relationship, you are on a good way to build a healthy relationship and strengthen the ones you have. Good luck! :)
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