Knowing what type of relationship you are in is so important because a healthy relationship brings happiness and joy in life; however, an unhealthy relationship makes you sad and depressed. Each relationship is most likely a combination of both healthy and unhealthy characteristics. Relationships need to be maintained, and healthy relationships take work. This applies to all relationships; work relationships, friendships, family, and romantic relationships.
Signs of a Healthy Relationship:
In a healthy relationship, every person can follow his/her dreams, hobbies, go out with friends and enjoy time by the independent, it doesn’t mean they don’t pay attention to their partner. They respect, and they feel respected enough to have some quality alone time.
Disagreement will happen in every relationship, in a healthy relationship, people find a way to come over it, talk about it. They know that they need to discuss their issues openly if they want to get anything resolved and move on from the problem, and while it can be tough to do, they listen to their partner and take what they have to say into consideration.
In a healthy relationship, no one is not better than another one. They feel the same. Both people in the relationship feel like they have equal input into the relationship and significant issues, and both people feel like they are in charge of their own individual lives.
Honesty is the first block of the building, and some things are hard to say, and there are some difficult conversations we’d rather not have, but it’s essential always to be honest with each other so that you maintain that level of trust. This open and reliable way of communicating is vital for any relationship to thrive.
In unhealthy relationships, one or both people get jealous when the other one tries to live her/his own life because they are needy, and they require a lot of validation from their partner to feel loved. In some cases, they can’t do anything without their partner too.
In an unhealthy relationship, there isn’t any talking they can fight, yelling, blaming, and name-calling happens. Tears flow, and walls get punched. Both people feel like they are right, and their partner is lying.
Superiority and Inferiority
In unhealthy relationships, one person is superior, and one is inferior. Or both people are fighting for the superior spot because the ego of both people is so vast that it makes them think they are more important than their partner. They think they should have more of the freedom and less of the duties in the relationship. They like to be boss and their partner be a listener.
Lies might be told to keep the peace or protect someone’s feelings, or because you don’t want to reveal how you’re genuinely feeling. And it becomes a habit, so soon almost everything is a lie in the relationship, which makes the relationship a lie too.
Do you notice any of these behavior patterns in your current relationship? Figure out read unhealthy relationship types and tell us about your experience and what do you think about a healthy and unhealthy relationship.