Relationships are the connections we have with people in our lives. They can be intimate, casual, and long-term. Having healthy relationships is important to happiness and health. They can help us feel supported and able to cope with life’s challenges. People with strong support systems are more resilient and may live longer than those who do not have them.
A healthy relationship is balanced, with both partners giving and receiving affection, energy, and love. This may include sharing household duties, balancing work/life priorities, and supporting each other’s goals and needs. It is important to communicate openly and honestly in your relationship.
Intimate relationship – An intimate, sexual, or emotional connection with a person you consider to be your significant other. It may also refer to a committed relationship, such as marriage.
Mutual – A relationship in which both parties share a common interest or activity, such as sports, hobbies, or work. It can also refer to a non-sexual connection that involves mutual respect and admiration.
New relationship energy – A period of time during which you and your partner are getting to know each other. This typically includes heightened sexual and emotional receptivity, excitement, and bonding.
When you have a good relationship, you trust your partner to be faithful and not cheat on you or do things that make you uncomfortable. They are respectful of your boundaries and are able to communicate effectively. You spend quality, tech-free time together and are able to talk about issues that arise in a mature way.