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3 Signs of a Healthy Relationship: focus on them.

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.signs healthy relationship

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”.

Raveena Tandon

“Relationships can be very traumatic. But being in a healthy relationship can be very empowering.”

Kangana Ranaut

“A healthy relationship is built on unwavering trust.”

Beau Mirchoff

“In a healthy relationship, there is stability and security.”

Jenny Mollen

“Continual, intentional, or snarky putdowns have no place in a healthy relationship.”

Kimberly Guilfoyle

“Gossip is the biggest enemy in a healthy relationship and creates distrust.”

Ashish Vidyarthi

“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.”

Carson Daly

“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.”

Gaby Hoffmann

“I don’t label myself a feminist. I love men, but I am all about promoting a better, healthier relationship between the sexes.”

Liz Goldwyn

“I had a relationship where we found out each other’s Facebook passwords and would check each other’s messages. That’s not healthy.”

Rachel Bloom

“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.”

Mark Manson

“The best relationship is one that does not foster too much independence nor too much dependence, but exists in the healthy interdependence zone.”

Karen Salmansohn

“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.”

Chris Sullivan

“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”.

Jeannie Mai

“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.”

Blac Chyna

“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.”

Zig Ziglar

“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”.

Phil Anselmo

“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.”

Eric Stonestreet

“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.”

Rachel Simmons

3 Signs of a Healthy Relationship3 signs for a healthy relationship

  • 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.






14 responses to “3 Signs of a Healthy Relationship: focus on them.”

  1. Antonio Avatar

    Hi Joseph

    You have touched on a very important  subject as we all need  to work on improving our relationship with our friends,  lovers, siblings and work colleagues. It is not easy as some people have the habit of rubbing up you the wrong way. I enjoyed reading the article,  as it included some inciteful quotes as well as tips of how to have better relationships.

    Relationships take a lot of effort, it is all about working in unity and compromising. If we can get the best from other people and ourselves,  we can achieve anything. What do you see as the biggest hindrance to developing a healthy relationship?



    1. Joseph Avatar

      Thanks Antonio for your contribution. It is true that relationship takes time and effort on both sides to make it successful.

      The biggest hindrance to developing a healthy relationship is the absence of the 3 success factors mentioned in the article. When you expect only the best from the other person and not focusing on making yourself better. This is selfishness. Taking your partner or friend for granted. Expecting a perfect person in your partner when you are not perfect.

      Relationship is give and take. This is what I think.

      Thanks so much and Cheers.

  2. coralie Avatar

    Your post was such a great read.  I have been in a relationship for over 18 years, and I found your post completely relevant.  The 3 things you have that make a healthy relationship are absolutely right.

    You have hit the nail on the head.  As time goes on relationships do change, but the main foundation is trust, communication and respect.  I won’t lie that sometimes it can be very difficult to be in a long term relationship, but at the same time anything good in life requires work.

    I wonder how many people right now are having a hard time in their relationship due to the current pandemic.  That is an awful lot of time together. HAHA.

    Great job and thanks for the insight.

    1. Joseph Avatar

      Thanks Coralie, congratulations on your journey so far in your relationship. That is really great.

      According to one of the quotes in the article, there is opportunity cost for everything worthwhile including healthy relationship. It requires work on both sides.

      The present pandemic has put so many relationships to test. We all need to keep working at it and let go if possible when it is not working or to seek professional help.

      Thanks and Cheers

  3. Blessed Avatar

    It is quite clear that there is no healthy relationship without a good means of communication, most broken homes are splited as a result of poor communication system. Some women can accommodate any other thing but what you don’t listing to them or talk to them often they will get mad at you, they always want to know what you do and how you do them, that alone will keep them happy.
    Trust and respect can not also be left out too.

    1. Joseph Avatar

      Hi Blessed. It is correct that communication is very important. It shows that the other person is important, relevant and valued. This gives emotional comfort.

      We can all keep working on our relationships and also create future healthy relationships if we focus on those 3 success factors. It creates successful business relationships, friendship, partnership, marriage, colleagues etc.


  4. Philebur Avatar

    Hello there once again, thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of information here with us. I must confess i really did enjoyed going through your article. I must commend you for sharing this signs of a healthy relationship as i totally agree with you, trust, mutual respect and communication really matters a lot when trying to maintain a healthy relationship. Thanks for sharing

    1. Joseph Avatar

      Thanks Philebur for leaving a comment. Kindly help share with someone. Cheers

  5. Awinikistevie Avatar

    Hello there, I have always enjoyed going through your articles., its been a blessing having you share these thoughts with us. Indeed trust, mutual repect, and good communication dictates the health of a relationship. It is advisable to focus on these three as you build relationships. I appreciate your writings and would love to see more of your content. 

    Thanks for Sharing.

    1. Joseph Avatar

      Hello Awinikistevie for this word of encouragement. I am really grateful and happy that you always enjoy the articles. This is a great motivation to keep writing more. Please help share with friends. It might help someone. Cheers.

  6. Jomata Avatar

    Hello there, thank you so much for this very awesome post on “three signs of a healthy relationship” I must say that indeed the above point you gave are really valid, especially trust, a relationship without trust is like someone on a ship that dosent have confidence in the captain so would rather jump into the sea and swim Lol, its quite funny but that’s how bad to lack trust in any relationship is. Thus the need for trust in any relationship cannot be overemphasized as i see it as the bedrock in which every other thing stands. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Joseph Avatar

      Hi Jomata. Thanks for your great contribution. It is true and 100% correct that trust is the bedrock of all relationship. We allow the Pilot to fly us for several miles above sea level because of the trust we have on the technology, the pilot and on God. We believe that all things will go well. It is such trust that we need in our interpersonal relationships also.

      I appreciate. Cheers.

  7. Lizzychris Avatar

    I must confess, I love this article on “3 signs of a healthy relationship”

    A healthy relationship must have good communication,very key! Couple must learn to communicate with other,not assuming things. Everything listed and discussed here are very important for a healthy relationship.

    The quotes are great and I believe they are Helpful. Thanks.

    1. Joseph Avatar

      Thanks Lizzychris. Communication is very key. Assumptions and Gossips are very deadly to every relationship. Communication should be easy, free, open and respectful.

      Kindly share with someone, it might be of help.


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