Everyone desires the warmth, support, encouragement and goodwill of a good friend, a partner, a sibling, a wife, a husband, an acquaintance, a colleague, client etc. Sometimes, things does not usually work out as expected in our relationship. This is because we are all humans with emotion. We all have our ups and downs moments in life. Despite the fact that there is no perfect human being and we should not expect perfection from our relationships, there are several signs that shows if a relationship is healthy or unhealthy. We will look at 3 major signs for a healthy relationship in this article.
These healthy signs will help us carry out personal self check on where we are with them in our relationships. The signs will also help us focus on the major ingredients for improving our current relationship and also when establishing a new one.
Relationships are supposed to be taken and carried tenderly and taken slowly. There are times when a relationship seems to be very hard and this is the part where you tend to move out of it. There are however other relationships which are very dangerous. At this point it may be good to get professional advice.
We can learn from great quotes on healthy relationship.
Quotes on Healthy Relationships
“Communication is extremely important in any relationship – it makes the relationship that much healthier”.
“Relationships can be very traumatic. But being in a healthy relationship can be very empowering.”
“A healthy relationship is built on unwavering trust.”
“In a healthy relationship, there is stability and security.”
“Continual, intentional, or snarky putdowns have no place in a healthy relationship.”
“Gossip is the biggest enemy in a healthy relationship and creates distrust.”
“I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.”
“If you don’t have a healthy relationship with yourself, how can you with anyone else? Even if it’s not healthy, I imagine it’s a lot of fun. And healthy or not, I still think there can be a lot of love.”
“I don’t label myself a feminist. I love men, but I am all about promoting a better, healthier relationship between the sexes.”
“I had a relationship where we found out each other’s Facebook passwords and would check each other’s messages. That’s not healthy.”
“Everything has an opportunity cost, and the big things we want in life – like happiness and healthy relationships and wealth – they all have big opportunity costs.”
“The best relationship is one that does not foster too much independence nor too much dependence, but exists in the healthy interdependence zone.”
“I feel like your partner should be supportive. The relationship should be healthy; it should be fun. For all my girls looking for their type, make sure it’s healthy and make sure that whoever it is, is making you a better you.”
“No matter what the relationship is, if it’s a healthy relationship, there is a swing back and forth to anchoring each other, grounding each other and to helping each other process the difficult times.”
“I learned watching Sesame Street how to speak English, and Bert and Ernie were my best friends. I believed in them and I learned from them, how to have a healthy and happy relationship”.
“Once respect comes, then loves come, and when love comes, a really healthy relationship comes, you know? If you don’t have that, things just crumble.”
“People are basically the same the world over. Everybody wants the same things – to be happy, to be healthy, to be at least reasonably prosperous, and to be secure. They want friends, peace of mind, good family relationships, and hope that tomorrow is going to be even better than today.”
“Communication between band-mates is imperative. Communication is the key to any healthy relationship. If I need to be checked, I expect to hear it put in plain words what my faults are, and give my band-mates the ultimate consideration by shutting up and listening, then acting on the advice given. Same goes for anyone else in any band”.
“I don’t think guys inherently don’t want to clean. I think the roles are most definitely changing, but I think in a good relationship, it’s never been defined as ‘a lady does this and a guy does this.’ I think, in most working, healthy relationships, everybody does a little bit of everything.”
“A healthy friendship is one where you share your true feelings without fearing the end of the relationship. It’s also one where you sometimes have to let things that bug you slide. The tough moments will make you wiser about yourself and each other. They will also make you stronger and closer as friends.”
- Trust. There is nothing as important as trust in everything that we do. If a person does not trust you there is no way that he or she is going to love you. Every relationship is based on trust. A husband and wife relationship is always based on trust, a mother children relationship has also got to have trust. You can gain a person’s trust by being honest to him or her. Great business relationship between merchant and client or customer is based on trust. It is trust that make customers to buy a particular product instead of the other product. According to the quote from Rachel Bloom; “I had a relationship where we found out each other’s Facebook passwords and would check each other’s messages. That’s not healthy”. Investigating each other shows lack of trust.
- Mutual Respect. It is very important to respect one another. Do not look down on your partner because this will make them to feel unappreciated. If you respect your partner then you will also be able to respect yourself. If you do not have respect there is no way that you will have a successful relationship with anybody. There are many things that one can avoid when they have respect for their relationship. Respect is an aspect that comes from deep within one self. Put yourself in the shoes of your friend or partner and evaluate your action. Is the action acceptable to you if you were to be at the receiving end of the action.
- Good Communication. There must be healthy and adequate communication among friends in a relationship, when there is lack of communication skills then there will be no understanding. When partners shout at one another, then that means that no one is listening to the other because there is no communication there. The focus of communication in a healthy relationship should be a free and easy conversation. Try to listen and to understand your partner’s ideas before expecting your partner to understand yours.
Do a self evaluation in your relationship to determine how healthy things are going. When you have these three simple things in your relationship then you can be assured that you will have a long and happy relationship. As we wish for a great and healthy relationship, it can be achieved easier if we focus on becoming the kind of person we wished to befriend.
I believe that the quote from Karen Salmansohn summarize it all; “The best relationship is one that does not foster too much independence nor too much dependence, but exists in the healthy interdependence zone.”
I hope you have gained some insight that will help bring a boom to your relationship. Please share with someone, it might be of help. Also, kindly leave a comment below.
Bye for now.