In a healthy relationship, both you and your loved one feel connected to each other and feel satisfied with how the relationship is moving along. That may sound obvious to most people, however, an estimated 40-50% of marriages still fail in the United States.
Although much easier said than done (there's no one-size fits all) it is possible to gradually add healthier practices with each other into the relationship.
Trust is everything. With certainty, in a healthy relationship, your loved one will do nothing to intentionally hurt you or sabotage the relationship. In a healthy relationship, trust comes together beautifully and you don't need to scrutinize the other individuals motives, or whether they have your back covered. They hold your respect and security in the highest regard and will never think of challenging you with a painful test to demonstrate your dependability.
You can be open, honest & genuine without dreading how the other individual will react. In a stable relationship, it is healthy to feel that you can share the full truth about your life and sentiments with one another. You won't feel the need to keep things from one another out of fear of the other. Your partner ought to be your best friend, after all.
There is a balance in the esteem toward each other's convictions and beliefs, and accept and love each other. You feel great defining limits and are certain that the other individual will regard those limits. They cheer for you when you accomplish something, show gratitude, and appreciate you. They'll support your diligent effort and goals that are important to you.
You have the freedom to your own interests outside of the relationship and they do not need to stick to you like static-cling. They are respecting of your associations, and own personal interests and hobbies. The other individual doesn't have to be active in all aspects of your life. Giving your partner this equal opportunity is vital for the relationship to remain healthy. It all goes back to trust.
5. Fair & Balanced
The relationship invests a similar energy on each end into the relationship. You don't let one individual's feelings overwhelm, and you hear each other out and make agreements when things aren't feeling fair. You feel like your requirements, wishes and interests are similarly pretty much as significant as the other person's. Some of the time you may contribute additional cash, time, or mental support than your partner, or the other way around, yet, overall the result feels even for the most part.
6. Personal Responsibility
The blame-game stays at a low-minimum. You try not to shift fault and know how to concede when you make an error. You are genuine with an apology when you've done something incorrectly and persistently that may have hurt the other. attempt to roll out certain improvements to better the relationship. You can take humble ownership for the effect of poorly chosen words or ill conduct, regardless of whether you meant to or not.
7. Healthy Fighting
Having spats are going to eventually happen. In fact, in some churches, they won't even marry a couple if they have less than 3-4 fights that they've made it through. Learning how to fight together in a healthy manner is a skill and extremely important to the nature of a healthy relationship. Struggle is a typical piece of any relationship - it'll happen. Most everybody has conflicts and it's practically unavoidable on the long-term, even in healthy relationships! Get to the root of the issue and tend to it before it grows into something that will be too large to fix later on.
8. Fun, Play & Laughter
No relationship is fun all of the time, however, in the best of them - the couple enhances one another and brings out the best in each other. They're able to be comfortable in their own skin around the other. A healthy relationship should feel easy without feeling like you're always pulling out teeth, or putting out fires to try to force it to continue on.
9. Physical Intimacy
The physical touch is critical for a healthy relationship - whether it is snuggling, or sharing in intercourse. Feeling close to your partner brings a deepened connection, bond, and pleasure. Physical communication is equally as important as verbal communication.
10. Appreciating Each Other
Studies show (see by clicking here) that appreciating your romantic partner is one of the most potent predictors on whether the couple feels satisfied. Appreciation and gratitude toward one another for all of the things you do for each other is paramount toward feeling valued and loved.