Relationships – How to Build a Healthy One

A relationship is a close bond of trust and familiarity between two people. It usually develops slowly as you get to know each other better over time.

In a healthy relationship you can count on your partner to listen and support you. But you must also respect that they have their own interests and problems and that they may not always be able to meet your needs.

They can help keep you grounded if you become overly self-absorbed or obsessive and they can encourage you to seek professional help when needed. They can also be your cheerleader and help you feel good about yourself when you’re low or down. They can also be your best friend and a confidant. They can be the person you share everything with, from funny stories to your deepest secrets.

When you are in love, you want to be with that person all the time. Being with your sweetheart releases happy hormones and makes you feel great. They can make you feel like the happiest person in the world when they show up and tell you how much they love you.

You should treat them with the same respect that you would a friend or family member. You can respect them by listening to them, taking their word, remembering details about their lives, and refraining from doing things that hurt them. Being in a relationship is not easy, but it’s worth the work to be with someone you love.