Relationships are a complex concept and it is often difficult to determine whether a relationship is healthy or not. Usually it takes some effort and time to build up a good relationship and keep it strong.
Family, Friends and Other Relations
Typically we use the term relationship to refer to relationships with other people, such as spouses, children, or close family members. We also refer to it in relation to dealings between different groups such as business or a lease agreement.
Love, Affection and Intimacy
In a healthy relationship there is not a day that goes by that partners do not say a kind word, hug or kiss each other. They also enjoy exploring each other’s bodies, which is an important aspect of a healthy relationship.
Commitment, Responsibility and Trust
If you are in a relationship it is important that you respect each other’s needs and beliefs. It is also a good idea to be honest with each other and make sure you always follow through on what you say you will do.
Communication, Honesty and Reliability
In relationships it is important that you communicate clearly. This helps you solve problems, express your feelings and set boundaries. It also allows you to pick up on your partner’s nonverbal cues and how they respond.
It is also a good idea to set up a few rituals that can help strengthen your bond or heal a broken one. For example, doing a date at least once a week or having a couples culture project to try new things together.