Healthy Relationships


Relationships are a key part of our social support network, and they can make us feel good. However, relationships aren’t always easy and require a lot of work to thrive. In a healthy relationship, both partners put each other’s needs before their own and are willing to compromise for the benefit of the relationship.

Love is a powerful thing, and when it’s in a relationship, the feelings of joy, happiness, and peace are even stronger. This is because a partner is there to celebrate with you when you get good news or help cheer you up when you are feeling down. They can make you smile and bring out the best version of you.

A great way to show your partner you love them is through reinforcment. This can include showering them with small gifts, staying in touch during the day if you are apart, and being there for them when they need you.

The idea of a healthy relationship may seem difficult or exhausting, but at love is respect we believe that it’s possible to find healthy ways to deal with conflict and build trust and commitment. You can think of it like a hobby or a school project that you really enjoy and are excited about, instead of the “work” that many people associate with unhealthy relationships (like fighting, abuse, addictions, or legal problems). The more you put into your relationship, the better it will become. The most important aspect is to be respectful and avoid putting down or humiliating your partner, and never make them feel like they are not worth it.