Have you ever wondered about the best way to maintain a good relationship what keeps a relationship active and healthy while it’s important to have good chemistry with someone, it’s also important to put in work and effort into your relationship it can get difficult at times so it’s important you and your partner have good habits in your relationship for it to grow and flourish.
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Eight healthy habits of a relationship
1. You show your affection
Are you able to be vulnerable with your partner closeness and Trust often go hand in hand hand-holding hugging cuddling and kissing are all engagements of physical contact that may help reassure each other of your love for each other it’s a silent and implicit way to let your partner know you’re there for them and that you love them.
2. You’re able to communicate with each other
Are you comfortable communicating with your partner holding judgment and keeping an open mind is important for you to engage in an honest conversation with them instead of letting your unresolved feelings fester up inside it’s important to cultivate a safe space where both of you are unafraid to speak up about problems in your relationship
3. You emotionally bond with them
Are you able to laugh together or talk about your feelings with each other any strong relationship needs a solid foundation of emotional bonding whether it’s by laughing and being silly together or having deep discussions about life being able to be emotionally intimate with your partner is really important and a good sign of a healthy relationship.
4. You make up after arguments
Are you stubborn at times and refused to make up after a fight you own up to your mistakes and go the extra mile to make things okay it’s important to learn how to make amends with your partner after an argument fighting is what produces distance and often leads to breakups so a strong relationship involves not holding grudges and a willingness to admit when you’re wrong.
5. You appreciate each other
Do you tell your partner how special they are and how much they mean to you have mutual respect and appreciation is one of the keys to maintaining a healthy relationship it can be easy to take someone for granted and forget to show them how much you care so it’s important to be thankful and appreciate all the things you do for each other to maintain a healthy relationship.
6. You see a future together
Do you actually see a future with your partner knowing that you’ll always be together through thick and thin and maintaining that kind of faith is a big deal life throws curveballs often when you least expect them so being able to count on your partner to be there by your side every step of the way is important for a strong relationship.
7. You balance housework
Do you do all the chores in the house whether it’s about doing chores or running errands balance is key in a relationship maybe you’re more experienced in cooking than your partner so maybe they could wash the dishes or vacuum the floor instead if housework or tasks that should be done by the both of you are always being completed by only you or your partner feelings of resentment may arise and cause problems in your relationship.
8. You give each other personal space
Do you have time and space for yourself that is away from your partner while closeness and intimacy are important in a relationship it’s also crucial to have boundaries despite having a close connection you and your partner also need personal space as well too much time together may lead to feelings of
frustration or resentment, therefore, a healthy relationship requires a balance between the time you spend yourself and with your partner are you in a relationship what habits do you form to make it last secta coat.
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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu
If there was one key to happiness in love and life and possibly even success, it would be to go into each conversation you have with this commandment to yourself front and foremost in your mind: “just listen,” and be more interested than interesting, more fascinated than fascinating and more adoring than adorable.
Previously published on “Hello, Love”, a Medium publication.
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