There is no denying that we are somewhat “naïve” when it comes to relationships and figuring out whether we’re with the right person or not. However, there is no need to worry because scientific research has shown there are some patterns that tend to emerge in stable, healthy, and successful relationships
So, let’s look at 6 signs that you’re in a healthy, thriving relationship
#1 There is No Communication Barrier
There is a big reason why this sign is given the number one position on our list. One of the most underestimated things in a relationship is none other than communication. It is very essential to a healthy, thriving relationship. A relationship fails when one or both partners are unable to express their physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs. If you and your partner feel no communication barrier, this means that your relationship is on a right track.
#2 You Don’t Have Unrealistic Expectations from Each Other
We all know that life isn’t fair or perfect, but it is unfortunate that we’re fed all our lives the expectations that love should be perfect. That’s why most relationships fail because people start expecting too much from each other. If you and your partner understand that love isn’t perfect and you need make do with what you’ve got, then this is a great sign of a healthy relationship.
#3 There is More Than Just Sexual Intimacy
Many people neglect the importance of affectionate touch in their relationship. A research has shown that couples who engage in physical affection (kissing on the lips/face, cuddling, hugging) tend to be satisfied and happier with their relationship. It is also observed that couples find it easier and quicker to recover from conflict if there is involvement of non-sexual physical affection.
#4 There is No Disrespect in Conflicts
It is widely believed that people often show their true color when they’re angry. The same theory can be applied to relationships as well. If both of you are really committed to each other, there is no disrespect shown from both sides in disagreements. This is a healthy sign of a relationship in which both partners are ready to forgive, forget, and ignore things that are not important. And it also suggests that there is no ego problem.
#5 You Feel Happy and Supported
This is one of the most obvious signs that help in identifying whether you’re in a healthy relationship or not. Ask yourself: do you feel like your partner supports you? How is your self-esteem? And how is your mood for the most part of the day? If you believe that your partner supports you well and your mood & self-esteem are good, it is great news for you because it strongly suggests that you are in a healthy relationship.