Tips for a healthy relationship

healthy relationship

A strong, healthy relationship can improve your overall life, including your mind, your connections with others, and your health. A healthy relationship requires a lot of work, commitment, and willingness to adapt or compromise. Through communication, honesty, respect, trust, openness to change, emotional support and relationship checkups, you can build a thriving relationship that will significantly improve the quality of your life. 

Still don't know where to start? Here are a few tips for a healthy and happy relationship.


Communication is vital to any relationship. Not only does it allow you to share things about yourself and your feelings, but it also allows you to listen to what the other person has to share. Communication can happen by talking, writing, emailing, texting, writing, or even using gestures.

No matter how deep the chasm, no matter how difficult the situation, it is important to keep the communication lines flowing. Be that with your spouse, friends, parents, folks, siblings or work colleagues, for a relationship to thrive, there has to be continuous communication with each other. Understanding stems from communication because it’s the only way to express what you’re feeling and to see the other individual’s point of view.


Respect is a fundamental part of a healthy relationship. Mutual respect between both partners in a relationship lays the foundation for a strong, healthy relationship. When you respect people for what they are, you respect their feelings and act in a way that will minimize the pain that your actions cause them. If you want to be respected in a relationship, ensure that you respect yourself as well as those you are maintaining relationships with.


Another essential aspect of a healthy relationship is forgiveness. Forgiveness means you are willing to let go of the past and focus on the present. It is about being in full control of your current situation. Talk about the issue at hand and try to reach an agreement on how to handle the situation in the future and then commit to it. Even if your partner does something wrong or hurtful, forgive him/her. Remember, you can stumble as well. Learning from the past and not repeating the same mistake is the only way to prevent anger, disappointment, and resentment in a relationship.

Anticipate Ups and Downs

Recognize that there are ups and downs in every relationship. You can’t always be on the same page or read from the same script. It could be that your partner is struggling with an issue that stresses him, like erectile dysfunction for example. This is something that can have a strong impact on your partner as well as on your relationship. The key is to understand and learn how to overcome erectile dysfunction and to be there for your partner all the way. Access Doctor’s latest campaign talks more about this subject, so if you're finding yourself in this situation it's worth taking a look and learning more about this issue in order to be there for your loved one in the healing process. 


Most of us often find it hard to trust because we’ve been hurt in the past. Individuals coming out of romantic relationships are particularly wary of re-opening their hearts. But truth be told, all relationships—romantic or otherwise—thrive on trust. Lacking trust means you will always have to worry about what others are thinking, doing or saying in your absence. It means having to monitor or control someone instead of relishing them. That is not how you want to lead your life.

Negotiation and Compromise

Negotiation and compromise ought to be present in every healthy relationship. Whereas negotiation means talking until an agreement is reached, compromise means each person was giving up a little bit of what they want until both parties can come to an agreement. Negotiation and compromise realize a 'win-win’ situation and leave both parties happy and satisfied.

Final thought

The best way to build healthy relationships with everyone is through staying positive. From communication and trust to respect and assertiveness, the tips in this article are all based on being a good person.

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