12 Signs of a Healthy Partner You Should Look for in a Relationship

In any relationship, a healthy partner is vital to overall well-being. Here are some pointers for identifying a healthy partner.
Having a healthy partner is essential to a happy and fulfilling relationship. When both partners are emotionally and mentally healthy, they can work together to build a strong and supportive partnership. A healthy partner will also respect your boundaries, communicate effectively, and try to understand your needs and wants. It’s important to note that no one is perfect, and a healthy relationship requires effort and commitment from both partners. However, there are certain traits and behaviors that healthy partners often do not have. By understanding these signs, you can identify a healthy partner and build a lasting relationship based on mutual respect, trust, and love.

12 Signs of a Healthy Partner You Should Look for in a Relationship
12 Signs of a Healthy Partner You Should Look for in a Relationship

“Working towards a healthy relationship can be difficult if you’ve never experienced or seen the dynamics of a healthy relationship. Educating yourself on what a healthy relationship really looks like is so important because it gives you a blueprint.” What to look for in a healthy relationship in a partner and what qualities to develop in yourself,” says Erika Turner, relationship therapist, and dating coach. She also shared some signs of a healthy partner in her recent Instagram post.

Characteristics of a healthy partner:

  1. They try to resolve conflicts directly, they don’t avoid problems in relationships.
  2. They deal with emotions by processing their thoughts and feelings, rather than blaming them for how they feel.
  3. They communicate directly when they have a problem or concern, rather than asking you to “just know” how they feel and what they need.
  4. They show genuine interest in your thoughts and feelings. They care about how you feel.
  5. They’re emotionally available, they can be vulnerable to share how they’re feeling and encourage you to do the same.
  6. They can control their emotions instead of being reactive They don’t make you responsible for handling your moods.
  7. They set boundaries to communicate their preferences and what makes them feel safe and comfortable. If they need space, they can communicate that need directly, they don’t just disappear in a day.
  8. They don’t get angry at you for your problems or concerns about the relationship, they don’t nag you, and they are willing to talk and listen to you.
  9. Can act independently, not depending on you to take care of their needs and feelings.
  10. They demonstrate a balance of asking for what you need while taking responsibility for meeting their own needs.
  11. They know that true intimacy requires difficult conversations that can be uncomfortable. They want you to share your feelings, they don’t want you to keep everything to yourself to “keep the peace”.
  12. They can respect your views and opinions, even if they don’t agree. They don’t try to convince you of their beliefs.

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