A relationship can last long only if it is based on the right reasons. Some are in it for trivial reasons while others are in it for the long run. It can succeed if you know that you are taking care of a healthy relationship. There are certain traits that can tell you if you are in a healthy relationship or not. Here are some of them.
There is mutual trust.
Trust is an important ingredient of a healthy relationship. Without it, relationships cannot last very long. You know each other so well that you already know each other’s secrets. You learn how to entrust them to each other and feel secure that it remains between the two of you. You are also secure enough in the relationship that you do not feel doubt or suspicion over the other’s actions when you are not around. Couples in a healthy relationship value trust towards each other so much that they are always careful not to try and break it.
You make each other better.
People say that couples are meant for each other if they know how to make each other better. It is not so much as making effort or force a partner to become better. It all comes natural. Couples look happier, become wittier and even funnier when they are with each other. They always seem to complement each other in many things.
You appreciate each other’s company.
One of the signs of a healthy relationship is that both partners feel gratitude for having the other at his or her side. People who are in love really appreciate each other’s company. There seems to be something missing whenever both are separated by circumstances. Couples in a healthy relationship really appreciate being close to each other that they try their best to keep it that way all the time.
You learn how to say sorry when at fault.
No relationship is perfect. There are bound to be faults and mistakes that one or both partners may commit. But one thing that makes a relationship healthy is when partners learn to admit the mistakes and show genuine remorse over such actions. Couples learn to say sorry to each other when they have done something wrong. Not only that, each partner strives to avoid doing other mistakes that may further affect the relationship.