All romantic relationships go through ups and downs and they all take work, commitment, and a willingness to adapt and change with your partner. But whether your relationship is just starting out or you’ve been together for years, there are steps you can take to build a healthy relationship.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to keep your relationship strong.
1. Do you feel as though you’re always “right” with your partner (or maybe overly defensive)?It’s OK to be different! It’s OK to be an individual (even in relationship), and when you fight or disagree about an issue that is important to you, try to let each other know that you have feelings about an issue…not try to knock the other’s opinion. Be open to different perspectives. Listen with open ears, and listen with an open mind.
2. Is your partner easy to get along with? There are many benefits to having a good relationship with your partner, including feeling good, being at peace, and feeling that your partner gives you what you need. If your partner is a good friend to you, and can get along with you, you will be less likely to feel anxious or depressed.
3. Is there still a spark? A new relationship (or rekindling an old one) can bring up all kinds of feelings, good and bad. Is you and your partner able to look at life’s challenges with excitement instead of hesitation or fear? A healthy relationship requires a willingness to explore different perspectives on challenging topics and still have an adventurous spark, maybe by going to a romantic gateway or using toys like a good panty vibrator as well.
4. Do you feel that you and your partner talk too much about you? or is it you who keep talking too much about you? Healthy relationships require a balance, and sometimes one partner (or both) needs to take a moment (or a couple of moments) to focus on themselves without burdening ( or putting a burden on) the other with their concerns .
5. Do you sometimes want time alone? A healthy relationship (or one that fosters , and intimacy) requires . Be flexible: understand that there are needs (emotional, physical, social) of each party. Seek out a partner (or encourage your partner to seek out other people) who will respect your time needs .
6. Is there trust between the two of you? Ask yourself: Can you honestly say that your partner would never (or would almost never) take advantage of you? Can you say the same about your partner? A healthy relationship (or one that is honest and trusting) is .
7. Are you confident that your partner will be there for you if you need to ? Honesty, trust, communication, respect, and the ability to laugh at yourself are all part of .
8. Do you and your partner argue? Learn to accept and deal with differences. Start by understanding that there is a fine line between wanting to be right and being defensive. (Ask yourself: “Is it truly important to be right? ) The key to handling conflict is communication. Speak your truth, listen with an open mind , and try to solve the problem together.
9. Do you and your partner know how to compromise? Learn how to work together and compromise.
10. Is there emotional intimacy? Take the time to ask your partner how he/she feels about you. and listen to her (or him) . Learning how to get closer to one another is a part of building a healthy relationship.
Every relationship is unique, and people come together for many different reasons. Part of what defines a healthy relationship is sharing a common goal for exactly what you want the relationship to be and where you want it to go. And that’s something you’ll only know by talking deeply and honestly with your partner.