It’s not always easy to see the signs of a healthy relationship, especially with all the false expectations from Hollywood and social media.
This article goes over 26 practical signs that you have a healthy relationship.
They range from the little things like taking out the trash together, to more major signs such as feeling comfortable enough to express your needs without fear of being judged.
1) They love your quirks and appreciate the little things you do that no one else notices
Sometimes couples are so used to each other that they take for granted the little things that make their partners happy about them.
This happens because of societal norms of what a healthy relationship should look like.
The idea of putting effort into maintaining and sustaining a lasting partnership is very rare.
But if you really pay attention, you will notice many little things that show your partner really cares for the real you.
Think about that for a minute:
Someone’s actually taking the time to notice all these little things instead of only focusing on the superficial.
That’s a sign of true loyalty and love that goes beyond the surface.
2) Your partner understands what each other is going through
Have you ever found yourself in an argument where you just feel so understood by your partner that the argument itself feels pointless?
That’s one of the signs of a healthy relationship.
When your partner can understand your point of view and help you through a situation, it’s a sign they’re invested in your life and truly wants to make things better for you.
And the best part is that those arguments don’t happen all the time.
When you can get past the minor differences and start seeing eye to eye, then you know you’ve found the person of your dreams.
3) They don’t put pressure on you to “be with them forever”
Here’s the truth:
No one can accurately predict their future.
How many people do you know who swore they were going to stay together forever and ended up breaking up?
And if you have a healthy relationship, then you don’t want to put pressure on each other about how long it’s supposed to last.
There’s no expiration date on love.
That’s why it’s important to enjoy each other as much as you can and not worry about what the future holds.
If you do, then you’ll both maintain a deeper connection and a sense of adventure that can only be found in a meaningful relationship.
4) A gifted advisor confirms it
The signs in this article will give you an insight into what makes a healthy relationship work.
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5) They don’t try to control who your friends are
In an unhealthy relationship, your partner judges your friendships and other relationships.
They may even step in and try to manipulate you into changing them.
That’s totally not cool because your friends are part of who you are as an individual.
But if you’re in a healthy relationship, then they’ll respect that you have a wide network of friends that make up who you are as a person.
They can also understand that you need to maintain your connections with certain people in your life.
Even if they don’t agree with how you treat certain relationships, they’ll respect it and support you in making the decision to hang out with them anyway.
And if they’re okay with your choice, they’ll show it by not stepping in.
6) You never have to question their level of commitment
Imagine what it would be like:
You travel across the country with your partner because they want to see you, but when you get to your destination, they suddenly cancel the plans.
A healthy relationship means that there’s no room for doubt or miscommunication.
Even if you have a fight or disagreement, you can have full confidence that your partner understands what it takes to be in a committed relationship.
They won’t let anything get between them and their commitment to each other.
7) They compliment and accept your body fat, hair follicles, skin texture, etc
Have you ever been in a relationship where your partner constantly tells you how bad your skin looks?
Or how much you’re letting yourself go?
Or how much weight do you need to lose?
Think about it:
If even the smallest thing was making them question your self-worth, then it’s pretty obvious that there’s a problem.
But a healthy relationship means knowing that there’s nothing wrong with any part of your appearance.
Your partner sees you as a whole, complete person and accepts all your features without judgment.
You will never have to feel self-conscious about your body or appearance.
8) You feel secure within yourself
Surprisingly, signs of a healthy relationship aren’t all about the relationship you have with your partner; it also includes how you feel about yourself.
If you’re in a healthy partnership, you should feel secure, confident, and have an abundance of self-love. Your partner should promote these feelings, and encourage you to feel good about yourself.
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9) They make time for you in their busy schedule
It’s not easy to put in the effort to make a relationship work, especially when you live a busy lifestyle.
You might both be in school, work long hours, and have plenty of other responsibilities.
And it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
But if your partner has time for you in their day-to-day life, then they’re definitely showing that they care about your relationship.
They know that sacrificing a little bit of their time will be worth it because they value the quality time they spend with you.
They’ll make time for you even if they have something else going on.
They won’t cancel your plans at the last minute and more importantly, they won’t have any excuses for why they can’t make it.
10) They are proud of your achievements
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been together for a long time or not.
If your partner is proud of who you are and the things that you do, then they’re showing that they care about being in this relationship with you.
Whether it’s something small like a new accomplishment or something big like graduating from high school, they’ll celebrate with you and help to highlight how far along you’ve come as a person.
It gets better:
They’ll also understand that your independence is something to be proud of, too.
That’s why they’ll never try to control you or your actions.
They know that you’re an amazing person with a bright future ahead of you, and they’ll encourage you to do the things that make you happy.
11) They respect your decisions
Have you wondered why your partner is always on your case about your decisions?
Maybe they are constantly questioning you, or maybe they’re even trying to control what you do.
But in a healthy relationship, your partner will have full faith that you know what’s best for yourself.
They’ll never question the choices that you make.
Instead, they’ll show their support and love every step of the way.
That doesn’t mean that they’ll never disagree with your choices, but when it does happen, they won’t get upset or turn on you.
They’re committed to respecting that you do what makes you happy and being respectful means not making any judgment about your decisions.
12) They are able to change their behavior without pressuring you into doing something in return
Have you ever been in a relationship where your partner tries to make you feel guilty for their actions?
Maybe they’ve started staying out late without telling you, and then when you ask them where they were, they say that it’s none of your business.
Or maybe they’ve been ignoring you for weeks and suddenly when you confront them about it, they get mad at you for questioning them.
Either way, these types of situations make it impossible to have a healthy relationship.
Because in a healthy relationship, you can feel like you can discuss your feelings with each other without taking things personally.
So if you’ve ever asked your partner to stop making you feel guilty for their actions, then this is a test to make sure that you’re in a healthy relationship.
You can guarantee that if they’re not able to change their behavior, then there’s probably a problem and you have to find somewhere else to live.
13) You’ve never once felt embarrassed that they’re not a multi-millionaire
The fact is, that money can make or break a relationship.
A wealth gap between partners can cause tension, jealousy, and resentment.
You know you’re in a healthy relationship if you show the same level of commitment even though they don’t have the same amount of money.
You’re with them because you love who they are as a person, not what they have in their bank account and vice versa.
But wait, there’s more!
This doesn’t just apply to money, either!
You also don’t feel embarrassed about their job or the type of place you live.
Your relationship is strong enough that you don’t care about little things like this.
You’re together because you love each other – not the material stuff!
14) They never stop trying even when things seem impossible
You’re supposed to be having the best day of your life, but you’re in crisis mode.
A loved one is sick, and you don’t want to panic them, but you don’t know what to do either.
In this situation, we sometimes feel helpless and don’t know what to do about it.
But that’s not the case in a healthy relationship.
In a healthy relationship, you know that your partner will always be there for you in good times and bad.
So if things seem hopeless, they’ll still stay strong and help you through it.
It doesn’t matter what the situation is or how hard it seems to get yourself out of it.
They won’t leave when things get tough, but instead, they’ll keep trying until the problem is solved.
15) They never make you wait for an answer to your text, or any other form of communication
Relationships bring with them many different types of communication.
But it’s important to know that you’re in a healthy relationship if your partner always has their communication game on point.
For example, if you send a text to tell them that you love them, they’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.
You can also guarantee that they won’t make you wait for an answer when it comes to communicating by phone.
But keep in mind:
They won’t be too busy to get back to you.
Because there’s a difference between someone who’s just busy and someone who is neglectful.
If they’re trying their best to make time for you, but they’re unable to reply at that time (or even if they’re late), then it’s clear that they value their relationship with you.
16) You both know when to take things slow
Relationships often bring with them the ups and downs of being in love.
It’s important to know that you’re in a healthy relationship if it’s easy to know when to let things simmer.
The fact is:
It’s perfectly normal to feel a little nervous when it comes to your relationship.
That’s why it’s important that you know how to let things be at times when you don’t feel ready for more.
But as you know, when it comes to love, things rarely go as smoothly as we’d like them to.
That’s why I recommend speaking to one of the gifted advisors over at Psychic Source.
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17) Your family loves each other and is close-knit
One of the subtle signs that your relationship is on the right path is that your families love each other.
Just like you, they should be close-knit!
You might notice that your partner and your family do things like hang out with each other or attend the same events together.
If this is the case, then you’ve hit the jackpot!
Now it’s time to sit back and watch your relationship grow from here.
You’ll have plenty of support from both sides in this case, so don’t be scared to take things to the next level!
18) They don’t get jealous easily and trust that your happiness comes first
OK, I know what you’re thinking:
“But how do I know if they’re going to be jealous all of the time?”
Except that jealousy can actually be good in a relationship!
So long as it’s not overdone, jealousy can indicate that your partner really cares about you and wants to make sure that you are happy.
That being said, a healthy relationship also means that your partner doesn’t get jealous over little things.
They know when it’s time to let certain situations go.
Especially when it comes to the fact that you two are spending time with other people.
If they can stay calm and level-headed while they’re with you, then they’ll trust that your happiness will be their top priority when it comes to holding onto the relationship.
19) They support you on social media
Social media is a big part of modern life, and it’s no surprise that it can cause some tension in relationships.
Sometimes there are those who are completely against social media, which can create tension between you and your partner.
Other times, someone might not like how much time you spend on social media or the fact that they don’t have as many followers as they do.
But if you’re in a healthy relationship, then you can guarantee that your partner will be fine with you having some social media presence.
They know that sometimes it’s important to show your positive side, or what’s going well in your life.
It also shows that they are proud of you and your accomplishments, which will help strengthen the relationship.
20) They respect your boundaries
A healthy relationship means that your partner respects your wishes and boundaries.
If you’re spending too much time together, they’ll respect that you need to go out and do your own thing.
That way, you can have enough time to yourself.
They won’t try to be all clingy with you or keep track of everything you try to do while they’re not around.
They’ll also respect your social media boundaries if they’re not that big of a fan.
This is similar to when they’ll trust your decisions with other people, too.
If you want to hang out with a friend or go on a date, they won’t try to stop you from doing so.
21) They are patiently waiting for you to turn into the best version of yourself
Relationships are about loving others and helping one another grow.
But sometimes it feels like you’re stuck in a rut, especially during the bad times.
It’s hard to let go of the bad habits you’ve had for years.
And when you’re in a relationship, it can be hard to break those habits and turn into a better person.
That’s why it’s easy to know that your partner is what you want them to be in the long term if they’re patiently waiting for you to grow and change for the better.
They’ll care about what happens next with your life, even if their patience wears thin at times.
So take the next step:
Be the best version of yourself, and let them see your changes first-hand.
22) They make a genuine effort to be there for any important events in your life
If you’re like most people, your life’s events are often boring.
They can be exciting, but the reality is:
Most people stick to the same routine when it comes to their life’s events.
This can be exhausting because you have to put on a show for everyone around you all of the time.
However, if you have a healthy relationship, then you can guarantee that your partner will try to be there for any important events in your life.
They will lighten the mood for you and show that they want to be there for you.
There will be no awkward silences or questions about why they’re there, which is a huge relief.
23) You experience a healthy amount of conflict but it never feels like a battle
It’s normal to have conflict in a relationship.
That being said, if you always feel like you’re fighting with your partner or that your arguments get so heated that they become toxic, then it might be time to consider moving on from the relationship.
Healthy relationships shouldn’t make you stressed out, especially when it comes to conflict.
It should be about figuring out how to solve issues together and come up with solutions rather than putting all of the blame on someone else.
You could say that the right amount of conflict is healthy.
It doesn’t feel like an invasion of your space, and it doesn’t feel like a battle.
24) You’re not afraid to be vulnerable around them
Another sign of a healthy relationship is if you feel comfortable being vulnerable around your partner.
You know that you can discuss your issues and share what’s going on with you for the most part.
They’ll take the time to listen to you and show that they care about what’s going on in your life.
That way, when the mood strikes, you can be open with them about whatever it is that’s bothering you at the moment.
You might think that they won’t be interested in your problems, but they’ll actually be incredibly supportive and interested.
25) You are able to sense the other’s moods, even when they try to hide them
You know that the foundation of a healthy relationship is when you and your partner can sense each other’s moods.
And this doesn’t just mean that you’re able to sense when they’re angry.
It also means that you understand or have a good idea of what makes them feel happy, sad, or irritated.
You know when something “just doesn’t feel right” and you can understand why.
You know that there is some type of tension brewing and you’re able to spot the signs.
If they try to hide their feelings, it doesn’t mean that they don’t care about what’s going on with you.
It might just be that they want to take the high road and stay calm for a bit until everything blows over.
Whatever the case, you’re able to pinpoint the problem and work together to solve it.
26) You trust them more than anyone else in the world
According to relationship experts, trust is the most important thing in a healthy relationship.
Why is that?
Because it’s the foundation from which all other aspects of your relationship develop and grow.
If you don’t trust your partner, then you can’t give and receive healthy love.
But if you do, then they’ll be willing to do anything for you.
And that level of trust allows you to be vulnerable and honest with them, which eventually builds greater intimacy in the relationship.
In order to achieve this level of trust, there are a few things that you can do:
- Recognize when jealousy is affecting you, and learn what techniques work best for you to cope with it.
- Don’t try to control your partner’s actions or their social circle, even if they’re not what you would choose.
- Learn to recognize when you’re making a decision without your partner, and then talk about it as soon as you can.
- Don’t blame your partner for their actions if you know they’re not at fault.
- Be open to feedback about what you do that affects your partner, and then work on changing it.
We have covered 26 signs that show that your relationship is healthy.
There is no perfect standard when it comes to relationships, but there are a lot of things that you can use as a guide when you’re trying to figure out whether or not your relationship is healthy.
Also, remember that there is no definitive way to tell if your relationship is healthy or not.
It all relies on your gut instinct and what you feel at the end of the day.
But if you’re still unsure, I recommend getting in touch with a trustworthy advisor.
I mentioned Psychic Source earlier. Based on my own personal experience with them, I know they’re kind and genuinely helpful.
So instead of leaving things up to chance, take control of this situation and clarify what’s in store for your future.
Speaking to one of their experienced advisors was a turning point for me, and I think it could be for you too. Especially if you want to find out whether your relationship is healthy or not.
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