It’s well-known that humans have a need for food and shelter. We also have a need for connection. This is why we seek out relationships.
However, the key is to develop healthy relationships. A positive relationship can even add years to your life by reducing the risk of heart disease. When a relationship is negative, however, it can affect us mentally and physically.
So you may wonder: what does a positive relationship look like? Here are some signs you may be in one.
Your relationship is in a good spot if your partner makes you feel good. Do you feel happier and more comfortable when they’re around? Do they support you and bring out your best qualities? If your partner encourages you to be the best you can be, then you’re likely in a good relationship.
When you’re in a relationship, you have to learn to make some compromises but you shouldn’t lose yourself. You should still be your own person. You should still have your own hobbies, interests, and identity. Your individuality is what makes you interesting, so don’t give that up for your relationship. If you have to change yourself for your partner, your relationship is toxic.
Ideally, your partner should support your goals and help you achieve them and vice versa. If you are holding each other back, then it’s not a healthy relationship. A good relationship should not take you off course; it should actually push you to do your best and accomplish bigger and better things.
Relationships should not be static, but a lot of people get upset because their partners change over time. That is to be expected, but they should be changing for the better. If your partner has changed because they have become abusive or an alcoholic, then that is not growing. Ideally, you should both be growing together. It takes time and energy to build a great relationship. You should both be on the same page to ensure you are going in the right direction.
This is not an easy thing to do. Even couples who have been together for decades may not know how to be respectful. It’s something that needs to be learned, so if you resort to name-calling and eye rolls when you have a disagreement with your partner, then your relationship is negative. Learn to fight calmly and respectfully.
Your marriage should make you happy. If you don’t feel good about yourself or your partner, then you might be in a toxic relationship.
If your marriage is affecting you negatively, it may be time to get out. A Columbia divorce lawyer from The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. can guide you through the various components. Call (410) 774-5987 or fill out the online form to schedule a consultation.
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