What is a healthy relationship?
You deserve a healthy and loving relationship.
What is a healthy relationship? All relationships exist on a spectrum from healthy to abusive, with unhealthy being somewhere in the middle.
- Healthy relationships are rooted in equality and respect. You actively make decisions together, especially when it comes to sex and financial decisions. Time together is enjoyable, and you enjoy your time apart.
- Unhealthy relationships means one person is trying to control the other by making most of the decisions. You often spend all of your time together, and there are clear instances of miscommunication or lying.
- Abusive relationships have a clear imbalance of power and control. One person is making all of the decisions, which leads to manipulation or isolation. All of your time is spent with your partner, and you don’t feel comfortable or safe discussing the relationship with others.
Key elements of a healthy relationship include healthy communication, healthy boundaries, mutual respect, and support for one another.