In today’s messed-up world, it is difficult to tell whether a relationship is toxic or healthy. Many people believe that a healthy relationship is a relationship where both partners love each other unconditionally, they kiss a lot, they cuddle a lot, and they rarely (if ever) fight.
However, things are never black or white when it comes to relationships. All relationships are different, and unfortunately, even the healthy relationships are not drama free.
Below is a list of 7 healthy relationship habits that many people confuse as toxic.
1. GETTING ATTRACTED TO SOMEONE ELSE
It is a normal thing for people in a relationship to get attracted to someone other than their partner as long as they don’t act on that attraction. There are attractive people everywhere, and it is in the human nature to find other people attractive, but that should begin and end there.
2. HURTING EACH OTHER’S FEELINGS SOMETIMES
Sometimes, you and your partner will hurt each other’s feelings. It’s a part of life. But that doesn’t mean that you two don’t love each other. Sometimes, telling the truth can hurt, but it can also strengthen the bond between you.
3. SPENDING TIME APART
There isn’t anything wrong with taking some time apart from your partner. Everyone needs their space. We shouldn’t be consumed and codependent on our partner. We need to obtain our independent lives if we want to form a healthy and stable connection.
4. BEING CAPABLE OF ENDING THINGS
There is a fear of abandonment among people today. Many people are devastated by the thought that their partner will leave them. But, in a healthy relationship, there is the knowledge that you two could leave the relationship anytime you want if it doesn’t satisfy your needs, and both of you should be okay with it.
5. AGREEING TO DISAGREE ON SOME THINGS
Not everything needs to be resolved in a relationship. Sometimes, you and your partner can’t see eye to eye and that’s normal. In those cases, agreeing to disagree can be the best thing you can do. After all, not every battle is worth fighting.
6. YELLING IS OKAY.
As long as you don’t yell at each other every day – you are fine. Sometimes, you have to raise your voice to make your point clear and be heard.
7. KNOWING THAT YOUR PARTNER HAS FLAWS
No one is perfect. And a lot of people believe that a healthy relationship is where both partners think of each other as perfect partners. But that is wrong. A healthy relationship is a relationship where partners are aware of their partner’s flaws and they choose to accept them as they are.