There are many contrasts between healthy and unhealthy relationships. There is no need to hide or to try to fool the other.
Taken together they chart a continuum between the secular model and the biblical model. Each person is also aware of the other’s strengths and weaknesses. In a healthy relationship, each person finds joy in sharing in the other person’s growth, in playing a role in “completing” the other. A healthy relationship can be described as two good friends becoming better friends. Few of the magazines that clutter the checkout counters of grocery stores publish articles extolling the joys of sacrifice. Unfortunately, most of us are more accustomed to demanding sacrifice from our partner than to sacrificing our selves.
(For example, you get annoyed about them forgetting to pick up the towels, but you don’t generally see them as inconsiderate.) 39.
You see your partner’s flaws and weaknesses in ways.
If you can say yes to most of these, it's very likely you're in a healthy relationship: 1.
You can name your partner’s best friend and identify a positive quality that the person has.
A healthy heart can enter into healthy relationships.
In fact, most plan to marry at some point (Karney et al. Interestingly, males tend to support the notion of getting married and getting married at a later age more than females do. Roosevelt who brought national attention to the need for relationship education with this statement, “Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships… the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world, at peace.” Cultivating healthy dating relationships that can lead to healthy adult romantic and marriage relationships is a science that reflects a complicated calculus of the premarital influences that may shape future relationship stability, quality, and satisfaction. You feel a sense of being teammates with your partner. You have a sense that your individual strengths complement each other. When you say goodbye in the morning, it’s mindful and affectionate. If you’ve told your partner about trauma you’ve experienced, they’ve reacted kindly. You don’t flat-out refuse to talk about topics that are important to your partner. You respect your partner’s other relationships with family or friends, and view them as important. You’re receptive to being influenced by your partner; you’ll try their suggestions.