Being in a healthy, stable relationship involves work from both sides. Love and respect being the basis of all relationships, there are several other things that go into making a relationship healthy. Below are a list of things only healthy couples will really understand.
1. Communication is second nature.
You are so used to having constant communication with your partner, it has become routine. Communicating in relationship is so important because it’s a constant way of checking in and making sure the two of you are on the same page. This constant communication is what keeps the relationship healthy.
2. Appreciating each other is a daily habit.
It’s important to feel like you are lucky to have the other person in your life. Healthy couples understand this and therefore never take each other for granted which makes for a happy relationship. They feel thankful for each other and show appreciation for each other for even the littlest things.
3. Compromise is an important tool.
It may seem redundant to hear that compromise makes for a good relationship, but that’s only because it’s true. Couples who compromise not only on the small things but the big things as well end up happier when they realize they can make decisions together amicably.
4. Having arguments is normal.
People are bound to have differences of opinion or conflict that results in arguing. Healthy couples understand that having arguments isn’t the end of the world and are able to move passed their fights. Being able to argue with each other and move on is better than holding on to things, only healthy couples understand this.
5. Letting your guard down is a good thing.
Couples who can be themselves in a relationship and accept each other have the healthiest relationship. Being able to be yourself and feeling accepted is important because then you don’t feel like you have to change or that you’re disappointing your other half. You both can then be content with each other and yourselves allowing your relationship to flourish.
6. Bad days are made better when you are together.
It doesn’t matter what happened or what mood your in, when you are with your partner you can relentlessly complain or just sit there in silence and you still feel a lot better. Finding solace just by being in each other’s presence is a sign that the two of you have a loving, healthy relationship.
7. You always have someone to rely on.
When something goes wrong, you always are always there for each other. Be it something small like a flat tire or something big like a death in the family you know that you can always rely on the other person no matter what.
8. You can have fun doing absolutely nothing.
The two of you could be sitting at home watching the weather channel not speaking for hours and still have a good time. Healthy couples are able to enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing with each other. Couples who understand that it really isn’t about what you do but who you’re with have a relationship everyone should envy.
9. Your priorities are different than when you were single.
Healthy couples understand that when they are in a relationship they are integrating that person into their lives. Because they understand this they rearrange their lives to place the other person at the very top. This is important for maintaining a relationship where both people make time for each other.
10. Happiness is a shared event.
When something good happens, healthy couples always want to share the news with each other first. This is because they know that their partner will share their happiness. Being in a healthy relationship means that your happiness becomes your partner’s happiness and only truly healthy couples really understand this.
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