What Is A Healthy Relationship?

One which enhances you, and leaves you feeling empowered, beautiful, sexy and safe
 
healthy relationships

Healthy relationships are ones where you are free to be yourself.  You are supported and encouraged to reach your highest potential.  You are not a threat to your partner but an asset. A healthy relationship enhances not diminishes you, and you feel empowered, beautiful, sexy, and safe.

A relationship where there is trust that your partner has your back.  There is safety to say uncomfortable things, to always speak the truth, to be open and honest.  A healthy relationship knows how to fight fairly, doesn’t name call and criticize, takes personal responsibility for his or her part in the problem, does not point the finger and blame. A healthy relationship doesn’t manipulate the other person, is not holding grudges and keeping score.

Healthy relationships are free, not obligatory, nor are they based on need.  In a healthy relationship you hang on to yourself.  You know what is your problem and what is not.  You hold ‘space’ for your partner’s upset and give him or her room to work through it.  There is laughter, play, and ease.  Healthy relationships also know how to couple, to add to each other and to become more together than on your own.

A relationship can only be as healthy as the two individual partners.  If one person is depressed, for example, this will spill over into the relationship and the relationship itself will become depressed.  The best hope for being in a healthy relationship is for you to be emotionally stable and healthy.


Traits of Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships:


Unhealthy

  • Blame
  • Resentment/grudges
  • Anger
  • Right and wrong
  • Judging
  • Power Struggles
  • Withholding
  • Lies/secrets
  • Fear
Healthy

  • Take responsibility for your part
  • Foregiveness
  • Courage to speak your truth
  • Acceptance of differences and finding the win/win
  • Tolerance of differences
  • Agree to disagree
  • Openness
  • Honesty/courage
  • Safety
 
 

If you’re seeing the same problems over and over in your relationships and are tired of feeling brokenhearted, whether you would like to refresh your existing relationship or begin a healthier new one, I can help you resolve the past issues that keep you from enjoying a freeing and loving partnership. 

CONTACT ME to schedule your first relationship counseling session and get started on the path to a healthy and happy relationship.