7 signs you’re in a healthy and fulfilling relationship

It's hard to tell if everything is OK when you're in love. That's why an expert listed 7 signs of a healthy relationship to assist you.
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Aayushi Gupta Published: 12 Jun 2022, 12:45 pm IST
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In the beginning of a new relationship, it seems like all you need is love. However, a healthy relationship requires a lot more. If your relationship lacks trust, support, communication, and emotional maturity, it may become toxic and unhealthy sooner or later. Put simply, a healthy relationship adapts and changes over time. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re in a fulfilling relationship, look for signs of a healthy relationship.

Health Shots spoke to Devina Kaur, a motivational speaker, radio host, and producer, about the signs and symptoms that show you’re in a fulfilling relationship.

“A healthy relationship demands time, effort, respect, and love from both partners,“ says Kaur.

So, if you think you are in a fulfilling relationship, look out for these 5 signs:

1. You know yourself and your partner

The first step towards aiming for a healthy and fulfilling relationship is to know yourself. Along with that, you have to make more efforts toward knowing your partner’s needs and wants. According to Kaur, “Self-knowledge will not only help you understand your partner better, but in return, you will receive the same efforts from your partner.” So if you’re trying and making efforts to understand your partner, you’re keeping your relationship on track.

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Happy relationships are possible, only if you achieve balance of power. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. You communicate well

A healthy relationship is built on healthy communication. You will feel safe and free to express your wants, needs, and boundaries while also listening to the other person. Lack of communication can wreak havoc on your relationship, causing problems with relational growth and intimacy. In fact, it is the primary cause of toxic, unhealthy relationships.

3. You agree to disagree

Every couple fights. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to resolve every issue because it is okay to disagree on a few issues. Acceptance is what makes the relationship healthy. Acceptance that you and your partner aren’t on the same page, but you’re still supporting and understanding, and you’re more focused on finding a solution. “Being truthful about your opinions, preferences, and needs is essential in a healthy romantic relationship,” Kaur adds. So if that’s the case with you, your relationship is healthy.

4. You have team spirit

Being a couple means having a partner to rely on, as you would rely on a best friend. “You should understand that you are a team and that each of your opinions matter when making big life decisions or even the smallest of decisions,” says Kaur. So, if you respect each other’s opinions and collaborate as a team, you’re on your way to a healthier relationship.

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5. You trust each other

Apart from healthy communication, trust is the hallmark of a healthy relationship. It requires mutual self-disclosure by sharing personal information. Yes, in a successful relationship, both partners trust each other and can say anything without fear of being judged. Neither is afraid to bring up issues, whether they are related to the relationship or not.

6. You respect each other

When you have respect for yourself, you are able to teach others how to respect you. In a healthy relationship, each partner needs to respect each other’s opinions and boundaries, and in return, you should get the same. If you feel that your dignity and respect have been compromised, communicate with your partner. And if there’s mutual respect, things are going great! Remember that while respect may appear to be obvious, it necessitates a great deal of understanding.

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Always give respect to your partner to receive it back in a relationship. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

7. You understand the importance of giving each other space

Successful relationships make time for a couple’s needs as well for individual needs. Spend time alone in order to re-energize and focus on your personal development and growth while also growing in your relationship. Take time apart from your relationship to pursue any hobby such as charity work or a sport.

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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