Ever had an argument with your partner and wished they could just read your mind? If they only knew how you were feeling, they’d stop putting up a fight. We can help you develop healthy patterns in relationships. Please go through the list . If you have more than 2 unhealthy patterns in your relationship, therapy is recommended .
Characteristics of Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships: Respect for both oneself and others is a key characteristic of healthy relationships. In contrast, in unhealthy relationships, one partner tries to exert control and power over the other physically, sexually, and/or emotionally.
When partners have confidence in themselves, it can help their relationships with others. It shows that they are calm and comfortable enough to allow others to express their opinions without forcing their own opinions on them..
Partners should place trust in each other and give each other the benefit of the doubt.
Honesty builds trust and strengthens the relationship.
Respect means that each person values who the other is and understands the other person’s boundaries.
In a dating relationship, each partner does not always get his or her way. Each should acknowledge different points of view and be willing to give and take.
Dating partners can learn to solve problems and identify new solutions by breaking a problem into small parts or by talking through the situation.
Everyone argues at some point, but those who are fair, stick to the subject, and avoid insults are more likely to come up with a possible solution. Partners should take a short break away from each other if the discussion gets too heated.
Each partner should take time to understand what the other might be feeling.
By embodying what respect means, partners can inspire each other, friends, and family to also behave in a respectful way.
Partners engage in a sexual relationship that both are comfortable with, and neither partner feels pressured or forced to engage in sexual activity that is outside his or her comfort zone or without consent.
One partner makes all the decisions and tells the other what to do, what to wear, or who to spend time with. He or she is unreasonably jealous, and/or tries to isolate the other partner from his or her friends and family.
One partner picks a fight with or antagonizes the other dating partner. This may lead to one dating partner changing his or her behavior in order to avoid upsetting the other.
One partner lies to or keeps information from the other. One dating partner steals from the other.
One partner makes fun of the opinions and interests of the other partner or destroys something that belongs to the partner.
One partner feels that he or she “cannot live without” the other. He or she may threaten to do something drastic if the relationship ends.
One partner tries to control aspects of the other’s life by making the other partner fearful or timid. One dating partner may attempt to keep his or her partner from friends and family or threaten violence or a break-up.
One partner uses force to get his or her way (such as hitting, slapping, grabbing, or shoving).
One partner pressures or forces the other into sexual activity against his or her will or without consent.