Thoughts for Building Healthy and Exciting Love Relationships
A strong, healthy relationship can be one of the best supports in your
life. Good relationships improve your life in all aspects, strengthening your
health, your mind and your connections with others as well. However, it can
also be one of the greatest drains if the relationship is not working.
Relationships are an investment. The more you put in, the more you get back.
Love and relationships take work, commitment, and a willingness to adapt and
change through life as a team. Learn about ways to keep a healthy
relationship strong, or work on repairing trust and love for a relationship
on the rocks.
Everyone’s relationship is unique, and people come together for many
different reasons. But there are some things that good relationships have in
common. Knowing the basic principles of healthy relationships helps keep them
meaningful, fulfilling and exciting in both happy times and sad:
What makes a healthy love relationship?
involved with each other. Some relationships get stuck in
peaceful coexistence, but without truly relating to each other and working
together. While it may seem stable on the surface, lack of involvement
and communication increases distance. When you need to talk about
something important, the connection and understanding may no longer be
through conflict. Some couples talk things out quietly, while
others may raise their voices and passionately disagree. The key in a
strong relationship, through, is not to be fearful of conflict. You need
to be safe to express things that bother you without fear of
retaliation, and be able to resolve conflict without humiliation,
degradation or insisting on being right.
outside relationships and interests alive. No one person can
meet all of our needs, and expecting too much from someone can put a lot
of unhealthy pressure on a relationship. Having friends and outside
interests not only strengthens your social network, but brings new
insights and stimulation to the relationship, too.
Honest, direct communication is a key part of any relationship.
When both people feel comfortable expressing their needs, fears and
desires, trust and bonds are strengthened. Critical to communication are
nonverbal cues—body language like eye contact, leaning forward or away,
or touching someone’s arm.
Keep physical intimacy
Touch is a fundamental part of human existence. Life without physical
contact with others is a lonely life indeed.