Making a healthy relationship work is a complex thing and we all want our relationship to grow. We might ask ourselves how to be happy or how to find a healthy relationship but there are green flags along the way to let you know it’s worth pursuing.
When you do find that special someone, here are 12 signs to let you know you’re in a healthy relationship.
1) You have your own space.
It’s important to follow your own interests and friendships and make time for yourself. Just because you’re in a loving relationship doesn’t mean you have to spend every single moment together. Grow as a person and your relationship will grow as well.
2) You both have chemistry.
You probably thought that he wasn’t your type but you find everything “clicks” when you’re together. It takes more than chemistry to make a relationship work but having it is essential.
3) Every time you’re together, you let your guard down.
You may be intelligent and strong but you’re only human. We tend to put up walls to protect us but you feel comfortable around him and trust him. This allows you to break out of your shell and open to romance and a loving relationship.
4) You respect him as a man and as a human being.
Humans aren’t perfect but you respect him for who he is. A strong, compassionate, and intelligent man that focuses on you. These qualities and so many more are what make you love and respect him with all of your heart.
5) You speak your mind and you are not intimidated to disagree with him.
You’re not expected to agree with him 100% of the time and you’re comfortable enough with him to speak your mind. You love him because he respects your opinion and listens to what you have to say.
6) You have fun and laugh together.
Enjoying each other’s company is especially important. You love his sense of humor and he sometimes makes you laugh until it hurts. Even in moments when you don’t feel like smiling, he still manages to bring you joy.
7) You trust him and share everything with him.
Every healthy relationship should be built on trust and you trust him with all your heart. He is the type of person that you feel you can share your innermost feelings and fears with and he feels he can do the same.
8) When you’re with him, you see a future together.
You feel stable in your relationship and know that you have a future together. Not only getting married but all of the other things you’ve maybe wished for like starting a family or buying a home together.
9) You love his quirky side as well as his strong, masculine side.
He doesn’t mind dressing up silly for Halloween and he brings out the silliness in you too. Sure, he loves video games or maybe can’t wait to see the next Star Wars movie but this is why you love him. He loves to share the geeky things in his life with you even if it possibly doesn’t interest you but you love it that he does.
10) You can be yourself.
He knows you are a sweet, kind, independent, and strong woman and he loves you exactly as you are. You know he’ll never judge you for liking something he doesn’t and you feel you can be yourself.
11) You enjoy the quiet moments with him.
Simply being together brings you joy even if none of you say a word. You love being around him and you don’t feel you have to talk. You just love that he is there for you.
12) You are intimate.
A healthy relationship includes sex but there is a difference between sex and being intimate. Intimacy is being close to him, feeling a strong bond to him, and having a feeling of being connected emotionally.
It takes a lot of work to make a relationship work and a strong foundation. Once you know you’re in a healthy relationship, you’ll know it was meant to be. Please share these 12 signs you’re in a healthy relationship with the right person with your friends and family.