To help you know whether or not your relationship is healthy and right for you, we’ve gathered a list of 10 tell-tale signs that your relationship is solid and strong!
When these 10 things are lacking, it’s smart to start considering the next course of action.
1. You can do the things you love together, even when they’re different.
There are those who claim that people who love each other MUST have similar tastes —in music, films, hobbies, etc. However, most successful couples thrive because of the mild differences that draw them to each other.
A relationship is healthy when partners support each other even when they love different things.
2. You give each other space.
A healthy relationship does not mean doing everything together all the time. In fact, when this happens, it is an indication of an imbalance in the relationship.
Each partner should be allowed the space to pursue their own dreams and interests.
The fulfillment that comes from such freedom makes a loving couple feel even closer. It also opens up other possibilities for growth in life.
3. You make decisions together.
Decision making is one of the key causes of breakups in a relationship. Even when one partner is conservative and permissive, one-sided decision making does not succeed.
Only when both partners are able to consult and evaluate issues together is the relationship truly healthy. This also means allowing compromises where one partner’s wishes do not always win.
4. There is clear joy in the relationship.
It’s interesting to me to see a couple fight and compete with each other, all the time while claiming that they love each other. While a relationship cannot be smiles all the time, an overall general lack of joy and happiness is a red flag.
Your relationship should have a baseline level of laughter and happiness. This keeps a couple going even when they’re facing tough times in life.