by Laura Travis
People in a healthy relationship are at their happiest spending time together, while keeping their own friends and hobbies.
Kindness to each other is one of the most tell-tale signs of a healthy relationship. People in a harmonious relationship take joy from being kind to each other rather than always seeking to gain the upper hand.
2. Spontaneous Warmth
Spontaneous warmth and affection are surefire signs of a healthy relationship. Do you feel and express affection for each other? Can you see and love each other for what you truly are, warts and everything?
Do you laugh and play together? Can you cheer each other up through trying times? Do you allow each other to be child-like together? Fun and laughter are unmistakable signs of a healthy relationship.
4. Enjoying Time Together & Apart
People in a healthy relationship are at their happiest spending time together, while keeping their own friends and hobbies. Dependency is not a sign of a healthy relationship.
5. Conflict Resolution
Don’t imagine a healthy relationship should be all fun and games. Conflicts will arise, but people in a healthy relationship have found effective ways to deal with conflicts, rather than sweeping it all under the rug.
6. Letting Go Of Anger
The ability to let go of anger is one of the most tell-tale signs of a healthy relationship. In order to have a harmonious bond, you should be able to let go of anger and negative feelings and revert to kindness and affection.
7. Unconditional Love
The most essential clue of a healthy relationship is unconditional love for each other. Do you know with absolute certainty that your love will endure no matter how much the other messes up?
8. Listening, Understanding, Accepting
The ability to listen, understand and accept the other no matter what, is another sure sign of a healthy relationship. Are you ready to listen to each other with an open heart, resisting the temptation to judge or have your own way?
9. Freedom to be Yourself
Most of us have a hard time opening up before another human being due to fear of rejection. A truly healthy relationship is one in which both partners can overcome their fears and be entirely open with each other.
Have you got a warm and caring sexual relationship? Is there room for spontaneity in your sex life?
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