Tell you how to keep healthy body What is a Healthy Relationship?

Tell you how to keep healthy body  What is a Healthy Relationship?

Tell you how to keep healthy bodyThere is evidence that people with a strong support network are

There is evidence that people with a strong support network are

healthier. So, how can we tell if our relationship is a healthy

one? I think that there are five main areas to look at

communication, respect, trust, responsibility and care.

Communication The best way to tell if your relationship is a

healthy one is by asking yourself, "How easy it is to talk to my

partner, and how honest can I be with him/her?" Finding the time

to talk, being as open as you can, listening to the whole

message and being able to work out disagreements are all signs

that you are in a healthy relationship.

Respect A healthy relationship is one in which both partners

treat each other with respect. Listening to each other''s views

and opinions are ways of showing respect. This includes sharing

parental responsibilities, making family decisions together and

mutually agreeing on a fair distribution of work.

Even in a healthy relationship arguments will happen because we

all come from different family backgrounds and have different

family traditions, life experience and opinions. Because we

respect each other, we sort out arguments by coming to a

solution that we are both happy with.

No one is right or wrong all the time, and in a healthy

relationship mistakes are acknowledged and accepted.

Trust Although trust takes time and effort to build up, it can

be destroyed in an instant. Being honest with each other and

being able to speak the truth without fear is a crucial part of

For a relationship to be healthy, both of you need to believe in

it and actively be helping to build it up.

Responsibility Both partners need to accept responsibility. Each

consider various aspects before deciding and acting, protecting

each other from harm and not blaming each other when things

Taking Care of Yourself It is important to remember that a

relationship contains two individuals, and both people will be

able to take care of themselves in a healthy relationship. Each

will have time and space to do the things they want to do, with

In a healthy relationship the goal is for both partners to win.

Copyright Andrea Sheehy 2005. All rights reserved. Andrea Sheehy

is qualified and experienecd couple and relationship counsellor.

For more information about couple counselling visit her

website:http://www.andrea-sheehy.com/ Author: Andrea Sheehy

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