There is a lot that goes into a healthy relationship, and I’m here to shed some light on the subject! The first step to creating a healthy relationship is building on what’s ready there, which I will go over shortly. There is a lot more that goes into a healthy relationship as well, but I promise I will go over each aspect of a healthy relationship and break it down so it will be simpler to digest. If you read my list of the ten most concrete ways to create a healthy relationship, you will have a healthy relationship of your own in no time and it will be built to last!
1). Communication Will Connect You
Communication is a big part of a relationship. If you can’t talk through things together, or even hold a conversation, there’s no basis for a relationship whatsoever. You have to be able to talk through your issues, concerns, desires, feelings, and thoughts. Your partner should be your confidant, and they should also be the person you talk to more than anyone. They need to know your intent to communicate back to you as well. Your partner can’t read your mind, and you can’t read theirs. There has to be a flow of words and thoughts for there to be a healthy relationship. Additionally, open and healthy communication helps you learn more about your partner and will create a stronger bond between the two of you, heightening your compatibility. You want to know as much about the person you could potentially spend your life with as you can.
2). Honesty is Always the Best Policy
Honesty is not only important for a healthy relationship, but it’s also imperative. If your partner can’t trust you to tell the truth, they will doubt you and grow distant. A dishonest relationship is a rocky slope, and if you lie to yourself or your partner you are sure to trip up. Trust is a slow and dedicated process, but the best building block for trust is honesty. If you have an honest foundation, you can easily build a healthy relationship upon it.
3). Forgiveness is Bliss
If you are going to have a trusting, healthy relationship, you also have to practice forgiveness. If your partner is truly honest with you, they are sure to reveal their faults and admit their wrongdoings in the relationship. Be compassionate and hear them out, and have an open heart that will forgive them and respect them for telling the truth. You don’t have to like what they did, but if they are genuine with you and truly apologetic, you can get through it together and it will make you stronger!
4). Don’t Be Someone You’re Not
If you start a relationship with a false persona, your partner won’t know the real you. How can you expect someone to truly be in love with you and pursue a relationship with you if they fall for a completely different person? If you’re fake, you’ll falter. You can only keep up a lie for so long, and more importantly, it breaks my honesty rule. That’s a no-go.
5). Never Let Anger Take Control
Anger is a detriment to all relationships. Never let the sun set on an unresolved argument. You ca. n always talk through your problems and find a common ground. Tying in my past points about honesty and communication is a great starting point. If you can talk through your issues with your partner without letting your emotions take control, you will be on the right path to a healthy relationship. If a conversation gets too heated, take a step back and take some deep breaths. Leave the room for a moment if you have to so you won’t say something you regret. Remember to love the person and not the action, and never let anger spike your words and leave you feeling regretful. The last thing you want to do is say something you don’t mean and hurt your partner. This will only cause distance between you and future arguments.
6). Let the Light Shine Through
Show your partner the positive sides of your personality! Don’t let negative emotions and past burdens weigh down your current relationship. Have fun with your partner. Laugh often! Snuggle up frequently and share some of that body heat! Let the light shine through in your relationship and embrace the happy moments! If you let yourself shine through the dark times in the relationship and come out swinging, you’ll feel much lighter and happier for it. Your partner will rise with that light, too! Nothing keeps a healthy relationship together more than laughter, smiles, and joy!
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7). Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve
Be open with your partner emotionally. Show them you care about them, share your compassion, and don’t put up a wall where your feelings are concerned. This is a bit like communication, but deeper. Communicate with your emotions. Show your expressions, and don’t hide your sorrow and put on a smile. If you don’t let your partner in during the most vulnerable times, you won’t have a rock-hard bond that will last for years. Let them console you when you are down, uplift you when you reach achievements, and laugh with you on joyous occasions. A healthy relationship is a heartfelt relationship, so wear your heart on your sleeve and be open with your partner.
8). Loyalty and Faithfulness are Stronger than Iron
The healthiest relationship I can think of is a strong, loyal relationship. Stay true to your partner, and don’t falter. If your partner does not feel that you are truly committed, they won’t want to stay with you in the long-run. Being unfaithful can also crush the self-esteem of your partner and hurt them, and if you truly, honestly care for someone you never want to hurt them. Have a healthy relationship that is strong and true. That is the most beautiful aspect of a healthy relationship. If you can trust and rely on one another, you can face anything together!
9). Try New Things
Be spontaneous! Do things you’ve never done before with your partner to create unforgettable memories that will have you reminiscing for years. You’ll be able to remember so many good times you’ve had in your healthy relationship if you learn to let loose a little! Variety in a relationship is extremely healthy. It keeps things from getting boring, lets you and your partner discover things together, and creates a bond that is uniquely yours. What could be more precious than that?
10). Support One Another
Always have your partner’s back in any situation. Little or big, it all matters. The strongest relationships are the ones where your partner has someone to fall back on, someone to listen, someone to care. You want to be there to fight the good fight with your partner and stay by their side through thick and thin. When they have a loss in the family, you’re there. When they get discouraged and need a pick-me-up, you’re there. When they need a hand to hold and a shoulder to cry on, you’re there.
A healthy relationship isn’t about fluff. It’s not all about the kisses and the butterflies. It’s real. In a real, healthy relationship you stand by your mate and become their rock. You should be all the support groups that they need to get through the day, the month, the year, or even just the moment. Be there for your partner when they need you. Be the strong one in the times where they need to be weak. It’s not all chocolate and rose petals in a healthy relationship, but that’s what makes it real. The raw, true emotions, the nights spent crying for hours then laughing over the little things, the tight hugs during a big meltdown where you’re both shaking with tears. In a long, healthy, relationship, you’ll go through it all and that’s the most beautiful sight to see. That is a healthy relationship.
I hope that I’ve shown you all that it means to be in a healthy relationship. Creating a healthy relationship and maintaining it is a thing of such pure beauty that words can barely describe it. Fairy tales try to fantasize about it, movies gloss over it, and the media tries to smash it down, but if you can stand up through it all it will truly be worth it. Keeping a relationship stable and healthy isn’t a hard thing to do.
Many people struggle with this, because there is a lot of media evidence out there that highlights faltering relationships, but stay strong! Your relationship can be the one to prove them all wrong! Just follow my advice and take it day-by-day. Show your partner you genuinely care, stay true to yourself, listen to my advice, and you will do just fine! If you follow each of my tips, you will have a wonderfully healthy relationship! I wish you the best.
Wishing you love and happiness.