Tips to maintain a healthy relationship

Relationships are built on the connection between two people who genuinely love and want to take care of each other.

A healthy relationship needs to be maintained - loving couple kissingEveryone wants to love and to be loved by that one special someone. In short, everybody wants to be in a happy relationship with the soulmate. The person who they will spend the whole of their life with, a person who makes them feel like life is worth living, despite the many life challenges that might make a person want to give up.

No human is perfect

No human is perfect; therefore, you should never expect to be in the perfect relationship. You may have admired some couples you’ve seen and think that their relationship is ideal because they always seem happy, but the truth is you’re not seeing the whole picture.

Researchers have been working around the clock to discover what aspects are vital for you to have a healthy relationship. Below are some of the signs that you are in a healthy relationship.

Being yourself while in the company of your partner

It shouldn’t be hard to act natural while in the company of your partner. When you can act natural, everything will feel right. It should be like being with your best friend. Your partner should accept every part of you, and you should never feel judged with them.

No jealousy in your relationship

Jealousy is a sign of dissatisfaction. It is evident that someone who loves you will always be a little jealous,it’s natural and acceptable. However, if it reaches a point where you argue over the issue, then you need to reevaluate some things in the relationship.

Give each other space

It is essential to remember that you don’t own your partner. As the relationship starts to blossom or when you are on your first date, couples usually can’t get enough of each other, and that’s normal. But as time moves on, it is essential to give each other some space.

Never sleep mad at one another

Fights are meant to streamline things and not bring the relationship to a halt. Talking is the only way we can make each other understand and solve the issue at hand. It could be easy, but things will pile up and cause an outburst later.

Motivate one another

Motivation brings out the best in you. You should choose a partner who motivates you and doesn’t hold you back from your goals. Your partner should always support you to move forward towards your aspirations.

Is your partner liked by your family?

Our parents are often right. Once your parents have a bad feeling about your partner, you should consider their advice, though make the decision yourself. We should be the ones to decide who we love, but we shouldn’t disregard our parents’ opinion.

Always keep the date night

Night dates are vital, as they allow you to have something to look forward to, and a chance to spoil each other. Any time spent with your partner is valuable.

Are you happy?

A relationship is meant to bring you joy and not to bring worry. If you aren’t happy,it is better to leave the situation that makes you unhappy. But if your partner makes you happy, keep them.

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About Deborah Garlick

I'm the founder of Henpicked. I love reading the wonderful stories and articles women send us - I read every one. I've learnt so much and hope others enjoy them too. I believe life's about being happy and that we're here to help one another. And that women are far wiser than they often realise. I'm passionate about helping women live better lives by educating on the facts about menopause. I'm a Director of Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace and one of the authors of Menopause: the change for the better.