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Our relationships will affect our daily lives, and that can be either positively or negatively. I hope your relationship is helping you to become your most productive self. Then again, some people think that unhealthy relationships are abusive relationships. That’s a part of an unhealthy relationship, but there are more unhealthy habits that affect our relationships today.

“A healthy relationship doesn’t drag you down. It inspires you to be better.” – Unknown

The longer you pretend to be happy is the longer it will take for you to experience true happiness.

Relationships are essential, but keeping them healthy is even better. Do you believe you are in a healthy or unhealthy relationship? What are your partner’s aspirations? Do you feel comfortable supporting your partner’s endeavors? Well, let’s see what the classification of your relationship is. Below are a few tips to help you.

Signs that you are in healthy relationship

  • You always read on the same page.

To be on the same page is important in a relationship. By being on the same page, it can help with lessening the distractions. It will help with focusing on the things they want to achieve in life. With such dynamics, it can reduce the possibility of drifting. Also, it lessens the tag-o-war. By the same token, when partners know what they both want in life, and are committed to working together, miracles happen.

  • You disagree

Most partners usually think that disagreement is a sign of an unhealthy relationship, but that is not true in all cases. If you have never disagreed with anything with your partner, then there could be the possibility of someone not being sincere. Through disagreements, you may just get to know your partner better. It will shed light on boundaries that if crossed intentionally can cause a breakdown in the relationship.

  • You trust each other

You should be able to trust those you are in a relationship with. In fact, it is essential. If you can your partner despite the opinions of others, then that is a clear sign you are in a healthy relationship.

  • You give and receive support

To have a healthy relationship you cannot always be on the receiving end. A healthy relationship encompasses giving and receiving support, and I do believe it should come naturally. Moreover, giving someone support can boost their confidence. The more confident you are, the more you’ll get done.

Are you respected?

Signs of unhealthy relationship

  • Negativity increases the more time spent together

If you find that negativity increases with the days and no sign of changes, that’s a clear sign of an unhealthy relationship. In fact, if your relationship brings out the worst rather than the best in you, that too is an unhealthy relationship. One’s relationship should bring out the best in them.

  • Dishonesty

If you always find it difficult to face your partner and tell him/her what is bothering you, then that is a clear sign that you are in an unhealthy relationship.

  • When things aren’t going good, they disappear

In tough times is when you are going to need the most support. You and I know that it is easy to be part of a winning team. However, when someone part with you when things aren’t going well you know you are in an unhealthy relationship.

  • Having unrealistic expectations of your partner.

If you think that your partner will solve your self-esteem issues, your body image or problems that you are experiencing at work, then you are not in a healthy relationship. The same also applies if you always blame your partner for all your mistakes.

I believe for the most part we know if our relationships are healthy or unhealthy. Some of us continue our relationships hoping that the other person will change or in some cases they just can’t be bothered to start over again.

Before we point fingers and say it is the other person that need to change, let’s look within ourselves first.


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Relationships can make or break us. What is your relationship doing for you? It doesn’t matter who you are, I don’t believe that you would want a relationship that is going to make you uncomfortable in a bad way. Having peace in your relationship will make you enjoy your relationship better. You may even feel on top of the world. Well, for peace to be in a relationship it has to be a collective effort by those who are involved. Having peace may not give you the world. However, having the world may not make your relationship peaceful. I know you would rather have the peace, right! However, to maintain a relationship it can be challenging, but you may already know that. Let’s look at these 7 practical practices that can help you to keep the peace in your relationship.

  • Mutual Admiration and Respect

In making someone feel good to be around you can make all the difference in the world. Am I wrong? I know you need to be valued and validated, so does your partner. It is a good practice to remind them that you admire them. Moreover, show that you are proud of them especially when they do something good. Equally important, let them know you love them.

  • Quality Time

When you are in a relationship, spending some quality time together is very essential. Go on dates. Go for walks. Take long drives. Go for trips. Travel places. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you both are in a zone that you call yours.

  • Communication

Many relationship experts may say communication is what makes a good relationship. What do you think? No, it doesn’t mean you talk for hours and hours. It means you listen to what the other person is saying, get to understand each other better without being judgmental. Communication is the key to the healthy and peaceful relationship. Through communicating is where you get to understand each other, with minimum effort.

  • Give and Take

You may not get it right every time. That doesn’t mean you should avoid doing something purposefully that cause some disagreements. Furthermore, no relationship can work where one person is making all the efforts, and the other one is just enjoying the benefits. What can do a great deal is to figure out what your partner needs, and try your best to make it happen. You have no idea how powerful that can be.

  • Understand That There Will Be Ups and Downs

Do you believe a relationship can be great all the time? I’ll leave that answer to you. A relationship will experience conflicts. But you, together need to fix it. Understand that taking the problem outside may make things escalate. Remember, it is always how you deal with what you are dealing with; being that it is not the most pleasant will make the difference.

  • Keep Yourself in Others Shoes

In a case, there is a conflict or argument try to see the scenario from your partner’s point of view. Don’t be too quick to judge them. Listen, before you speak.  Moreover, be ready to forgive and remember why you love them in the first place. Not to mention, don’t get into fights for stupid reasons.

  • Listen to Your Heart

Don’t always make things logical. Sometimes to have peace you have to be illogical. Moreover, listening to or with your heart is listening without judgment. To have peace in a relationship, you have to avoid being judgmental.

You can start having peace in your relationship starting today.


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