We all dream of having a happy, healthy relationship that lasts for the rest of our lives…but that's a lot easier said than done. So many of our relationships crash and burn, leaving us wondering what went wrong. What is missing from our relationships that causes them to end so abruptly? Is there a secret that happy couples know? Well, we're about to let you in on that secret. Check out the six most important things to have in a healthy relationship:
A relationship is nothing without communication. If you cannot talk openly and honestly with your partner, you might as well not have a partner. Happy couples can talk to one another about anything. This means being able to bring up any issues you may have or any things that you'd like to change in your relationship. You should be able to communicate your wants and needs to your partner for things to work out.
You must be able to trust your partner if you want to have a healthy relationship. If you can't trust your partner, then the relationship will never be stable. A relationship built on instability is destined to fail. When you don't trust your partner, it leads to endless fights and paranoia. If you want to have a healthy relationship, you need to be with someone who you can trust will not hurt you or put your relationship in jeopardy.
Ultimately, every relationship should be fun. Now, it's totally normal and expected for a healthy relationship to have a “rut” in which you may feel a little bored. In healthy relationships, this feeling should pass. You and your partner should always be able to appreciate one another's company and do things that you both enjoy. This will make you never want to end your relationship or stray.
In every healthy relationship, both partners share a mutual respect for one another. You should always respect your partner and their feelings. Your partner should always respect you and your feelings. This means you do not intentionally hurt or degrade your partner and they do not hurt or degrade you. If you both treat one another with respect, it will lead to a much happier relationship.
Giving one another space is a vital part of a healthy relationship. If you don't give each other space, you're likely to feel smothered and want to distance yourself from your one another permanently. Happy couples know when to give each other some space and do their own thing. This may mean hanging out with your friends or partaking in a hobby while your partner does something else. A little bit of distance will only make the heart grow fonder.
One of the most vital parts of any relationship is passion. A relationship without passion is boring and sure to end rapidly because both partners are unsatisfied. Sure, as time goes on you may feel a lack of passion in your relationship – but you should be able to reignite it. Happy, healthy couples know how to reignite the passion in their relationship by being more romantic or more sensual with their partner.