Healthy Relationships and Where to Find Them (Part 4)
Join us over the next several weeks to discover what it takes to live and love in a healthy relationship!
What is a healthy relationship?
It’s a partnership that values love, respect, and equality. Relationships that are not healthy are based on power and control, not equality and respect. Those are abusive relationships that suck the fun out of being in a relationship and can alter the course of someones life forever. (If you believe you are in danger or in an abusive situation, please contact your local domestic violence shelter; http://www.thehotline.org/).
A few things to look for in healthy relationships include but not limited to:
2.) A sense of being your partners best friend. Being best friends is the best!
4.) Love that feels like a warm blanket or a tight, supportive hug.
6.) Laughter and a lot of it!
7.) Arguments that result in compromise or an outcome you both can agree with respectfully.
8.) The future wouldn’t be the same without them and you work as a team for future goals you have together. Perhaps they even help you work on personal goals because that’s that team members do!
9.) There is open, honest, sometimes frank communication about everything and everything. There is no judgment.
10.) You have a sense of security. There is confidence for both parties to do the right thing, not cheat, or put your finances at risk.
11.) There is respect, maybe even love, for the other important people in your partners life.
12.) Sex is on fire! Maybe not all the time, but there is still something extra spicy between you.
14.) You like to do some of the same things together. Fun is always in the cards when you go out or stay home.
15.) You can be your unique self and they can be the same. They pull out the best versions of who you are and grow into the person you were meant to become. And you do the same for them.