6. It’s not like other relationships you’ve had

6. It’s not like other relationships you’ve had

In the past, maybe you had a couple casual relationships but this one is different. Why? Because this isn’t about only getting what you want from it, this is based on you supporting each other and bringing out the best in one another. That’s what makes this different than the others. You have a feeling that this is genuine and selfless love.

7. You share opinions without fear

Usually, people are nervous to tell their partner opinions which they may not agree with. But the thing is, this is what makes a couple stronger and healthier. You should be able to voice your opinion in front of your partner and talk about it. Regardless of the opinion, you need to feel comfortable to speak your mind. [Read: The 15 phases of a healthy relationship]

8. You decide together

You’re in a relationship, so it’s not just about you anymore. Now, you make decisions together. Sure, you may not get exactly what you want, but that’s not the point. Making a decision with your partner isn’t about getting your way, it’s about teamwork and seeking the best solution for the both of you.

9. You have your own life

I know this may sound counterproductive but a healthy and normal relationship doesn’t mean you’re with your partner every day, all day long. No, a healthy relationship is about having your own personal time, doing things which you love while also spending time with them as well. You both need your own time to see friends, family, or just watch a movie alone.

10. You show affection

Yes, sex is important, but you know what’s even more important? The little things. This means kissing your partner when you wake up in the morning or taking care of them when they’re sick. Of course, they should be doing these small things for you because it shows you they care. The small acts of kindness show what a healthy relationship is all about. [Read: The 25 sweetest romantic gestures for everyday life]

11. You talk to your partner

But you actually talk to each other. When you’re angry, you talk to them, not to your parents or friends. This is what makes a huge difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. If you can talk to them and not rely on other people when a conversation gets tough then that’s healthy.

12. You feel safe

I cannot express the importance of this. Your relationship should be your safe zone, the place where you can turn to if you want to talk and feel open. You need stability in your relationship, so if you don’t feel that you can be your own person, then the relationship isn’t safe for you sexy caliente canadiense chica. [Read: The hidden dangers of uncertainty in a relationship]

13. It feels right

I know this may sound a bit corny. but deep down, you know when something is and isn’t right. If they’re treating you poorly, you know it’s not right. Now, you have your reasons for staying with this person, but you already know that the relationship isn’t something you deserve.

So, what is a normal relationship supposed to be like? It’s time you looked at the signs and evaluated the relationship you’re in.

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Healthy and normal relationships are able to bond after a fight and communicate effectively, not just by yelling and ignoring each other for days on end. A healthy couple talks about the fight and works on repairing the issue.