6 basic qualities of healthy relationships

Relationships can provide us with great happiness, but they can also be challenging. Everyone deserves to feel happy in their relationships. We can all learn ways to make our relationships healthier.

It is important to know the characteristics of healthy relationships so you can develop good relationships with others. Healthy relationships include six basic qualities:

1      Respect:

Treat others the way that they would like you to treat them.

2/3 Honesty and Trust:

Healthy relationships involve honestly sharing feelings with another even when this is difficult. When individuals trust each other they are less likely to become overly jealous or controlling, which are unhealthy components of a relationship. Trusting another person involves feeling that you can count on and rely on that person. It also involves feeling safe in sharing your thoughts and feelings with that person.

4/5 Fairness and Equality:

Individuals in a relationship need to feel that they are being treated fairly and as equals with their partner. Individuals treat each other fairly by acknowledging the other person’s feelings and opinions and listening to the other person’s point of view.

6      Good communication:

Quality communication involves actively listening to each other’s thoughts and feelings and feeling safe in sharing your thoughts with your partner. Good communication allows individuals to know that they are cared for and supported.

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