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Healthy relationships can improve our self-esteem: Here's how

Published on May 27, 2024 05:00 PM IST
  • From developing self-confidence to feeling appreciated, here are a few ways by which a healthy relationship can improve our self-esteem.
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The relationship we are in heavily impacts our personal lives and our perception of ourselves. Loving, healthy relationships can improve our self-confidence and our trust in our abilities, while toxic relationships can make us doubt everything about ourselves. "Healthy relationships provide validation and acceptance. When people appreciate and accept us for who we are, it reinforces our sense of self-worth. This external validation helps us internalise positive beliefs about ourselves and has a positive impact on self-esteem," wrote Therapist Lucille Shackleton.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 27, 2024 05:00 PM IST

The relationship we are in heavily impacts our personal lives and our perception of ourselves. Loving, healthy relationships can improve our self-confidence and our trust in our abilities, while toxic relationships can make us doubt everything about ourselves. "Healthy relationships provide validation and acceptance. When people appreciate and accept us for who we are, it reinforces our sense of self-worth. This external validation helps us internalise positive beliefs about ourselves and has a positive impact on self-esteem," wrote Therapist Lucille Shackleton.(Unsplash)

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A healthy partner can make us feel that we are being understood and accepted the way we are – this further makes us accept our flaws and imperfections. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 27, 2024 05:00 PM IST

A healthy partner can make us feel that we are being understood and accepted the way we are – this further makes us accept our flaws and imperfections. (Unsplash)

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We also feel that our partner appreciates the things that we do – both for ourselves, and for the relationship, this makes us feel seen and heard. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 27, 2024 05:00 PM IST

We also feel that our partner appreciates the things that we do – both for ourselves, and for the relationship, this makes us feel seen and heard. (Unsplash)

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Even if we may not be our best selves, a healthy partner can make us feel that they are attracted to us. This makes us develop more confidence in ourselves. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Even if we may not be our best selves, a healthy partner can make us feel that they are attracted to us. This makes us develop more confidence in ourselves. (Unsplash)

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When we feel secure in the relationship and know that the partner is committed to us as much as we are, we feel happy and safe. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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When we feel secure in the relationship and know that the partner is committed to us as much as we are, we feel happy and safe. (Unsplash)

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We feel safe sharing our emotions, thoughts and perspectives without having the fear of being judged and criticised.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 27, 2024 05:00 PM IST

We feel safe sharing our emotions, thoughts and perspectives without having the fear of being judged and criticised.(Unsplash)

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