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5 Signs You Are In A Happy And Healthy Relationship

It’s hard to see clearly when caught up in the foggy feeling called love, and we may later realize blind spots we missed during the course of a relationship. But when you have a good, healthy relationship, you’ll know. It just feels right, right? Learn these five signs to make sure you are currently in a healthy relationship or to prepare for your next one.

A study out of Florida State University found that:

Healthy couples average one argument a week. Couples who made a habit of having angry but honest conversations were happier in the long run.

It’s good to think more about the signs that suggest you are in a happy and healthy relationship. Here are five most common ones.

1. Respect

Respect ensures that we feel valued. Show respect by thanking each other, show interest in one another’s days and truly listen to each other’s feelings.

2. Spend Time Together

You do not need a 5-course dinner. A simple walk on the beach and a conversation over a cup of coffee will do!

3. Gestures of Love

Sure everyone loves big romantic presents, however, the smaller ones like breakfast in bed are the most meaningful one.

4. Intimacy

Heard of oxytocin? This sometimes called the “love hormone” cements a strong bond, reduces stress and provides a foundation for lasting commitment.

5. Groupwork

Working as a group is important in a healthy relationship. Think how easy (or not) it is to plane housework, shopping lists, a vacation, etc.

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