5 Secrets To A Healthy Relationship

With an increased rate of broken friendships, and betrayal, it’s tempting to believe that relationships can’t last forever. We all need to have someone or a group of persons that last forever. From healthy colleague relationships, to acquaintances, to friendships, life has a lot to offer.

However, understanding helps to avoid unnecessary mishaps between two or more people, providing a conducive relationship environment – in this article, we’ll be reviewing friendship.

Table of content

How to identify what isn’t healthy

Building a healthy relationship

Help someone else

How to identify what isn’t healthy

A healthy relationship is characterized by mutual love, understanding and respect, with emphasis on mutual.

If you’re in a relationship and you feel like you’re putting in all the effort and bringing in the energy to spark up the relationship, with no reciprocation at all from the other person involved, then it’s not healthy. You’ll notice that the relationship becomes burdensome and will eventually get you stressed.

Also, abuse is a common factor in relationships where one party is vulnerable. No matter what surrounds that relationship, abuse – verbally or physically is a huge no, it is toxic to both your mental and emotional health and you don’t deserve to be in that relationship.

Building a healthy relationship

We all deserve to have healthy relationships especially with the right person or group of persons, and guess what? That’s absolutely possible. Below are 5 tips to effectively building a healthy relationship.

  • Communication: As cliché as this may sound, “communication is key”. Every other point or factors in building a healthy relationship revolves around this, to know and understand people, there must be communication. Talk about those things you don’t understand, be clear, don’t assume or conclude things without hearing from the other person – it’s important for both of you to be on the same page, have those uncomfortable conversations. Starting the conversation never seems easy, but you’ll be glad you did in the end especially when it is done respectively.
  • Respect: Be mindful of your friend’s feelings and opinions, don’t be in a hurry to speak – defensively. Be a good listener – not waiting to counter or pick on your friend’s point or opinion. Even if you disagree with him/her, cautiously and respectfully make your point known without being argumentative or rude. Another way to show respect is being considerate of privacy and boundaries. You really don’t have to know every single detail of your friend’s life, fact is that accountability and trust will make it easy for your friend to become an open book to you.
  • Accountability: This has become controversial overtime due to personal boundaries – you probably don’t enjoy telling someone else every single detail in your life, you love to have a little secret. I get it. Accountability isn’t being without boundaries, it is simply being able to explain – bring your friend(s) to understand your choices and actions. However, if your friend uses your accountability as a means to manipulate you into doing what you don’t want to do, talk about it. It’s important you talk about it, that you’re accountable doesn’t make you without boundaries rather it builds trust in the relationship.
  • Trust: You’ll agree with me that it’s difficult to engage someone you don’t trust right? Even in formal settings like work or school. You don’t want a situation where you have to constantly get your mind to believing what your friend says, it’s not a healthy place to be actually. A relationship functions better when there is trust. You’ll save yourself the stress that comes with doubt and unbelief.
  • Support: You know you’re in the right place when your friend has your back always. The right friend is supportive of you, encourages you to be better, build healthy friendships and family relationships, helps you to stay on track of your goals and will not give up on you no matter what. Your friend won’t manipulate you with tactics and is ready to stand by and protect you without being possessive. Your friend builds your mind because he/she want what’s best for you.

Help someone else

I had so much fun writing this post because these tips have helped me build healthy relationships with people over time and I am so certain you can relate to every point in this article. If this post was beneficial, share it with someone you think might need it.

Write you soon!

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  1. Amazing Praizey! Read and saw that by applying these five principles you become more friendly and people would want to get closer. Cause you are supportive, Trustworthy, Accountable, Respectful, and you communicate. Thanks Praizey!

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