You are in a relationship, but are always on the edge, worrying sick that it won't sustain for long. Want to know what makes a relationship strong and healthy? Here's help at hand. We tell you how to gauge if you in a healthy, or destructive, relationship.
1 YOU TRUST EACH OTHER
Great relationships are built on the foundation of trust. Trust is the pre-requisite of any relationship. If ever you did a post-mortem of your past failed relationships, you'd realize think that trust, rather lack of it, was at the centre of all the conflict. If this is a non-issue for the two of you, rest assured! There is nothing that can shake the two of you.
2 YOU GIVE EACH OTHER PERSONAL SPACE
Healthy couples recognize the importance of personal space. They spend time with each other, but at the same time, understand that we all need to explore and express ourselves individually. Both of you spend some time separately, with your group of friends? Congratulations, you two rock!
3 YOU CAN TALK ABOUT ANYTHING
Couples in a healthy relationship tell each other everything. Speaking their mind to each other is not an issue between them. People in healthy relationships don't hold back anything -- even if the truth is a bitter one at times. Keep talking.
4 YOU INSPIRE EACH OTHER
Healthy relationships are built on mutual motivation and inspiration. In a healthy relationship, your partner inspires you to be your best self and encourages you to face difficult challenges and is happy to see you successful. On the other hand, in an unhealthy relationship, all this is replaced by jealousy or content with mediocrity.
5 YOU ACCEPT EACH OTHER WITH ALL THE FLAWS
People in healthy relationships accept their partners with all their flaws and never try to correct, or change, them. The moment you try to impose your personality, the likes and dislikes, on the other person, it is inviting trouble.
6YOU HOLD EACH OTHER UP DURING TOUGH TIMES
Life has a few ups, and many more downs. Problems in life are inevitable but this is the best time to check if you're in a healthy relationship, by seeing how you support each other in tough times. If your partner stands by you, then you should be happy that you're with the perfect person.