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Are You in a Healthy Relationship?

By August 23, 2012

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Some days, I get a kick out of how many dating questions revolve around whether or not a relationship is viable, healthy or just plain wrong. Others, like the day when I created the Healthy Relationship Quiz, I wonder how many of us actually know what a healthy relationship is, what it looks like in reality, and how to tell when we're in the thick of it.

On paper its easy to tell: healthy means mutual respect, love and caring without abuse, codependency or drama. But we're all human, and sometimes its a tad difficult to tell the difference between being worked on and red flag territory.

So what's your definition of a healthy relationship? What muddies the waters for you, if anything?

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August 27, 2010 at 7:07 am
(1) connie says:

The all are healthy if you are happy.
It is that simple.

August 27, 2010 at 9:56 am
(2) Sarah says:

A healthy relationship is simply being happy and at the same time respecting each other. It entails patience and sacrifice to make it work for a lifetime.

August 30, 2010 at 9:11 am
(3) stephanie says:

I have been in AA for 20 years. It has been the most amazing adventure. Recovering alcoholics in the program learn tools that help them build and sustain healthy relationships. They have a support system to help them survive the rough spots in life. I am presently another recovering alcoholic and have found it to be the most open, and honest relationship I’ve ever had. Many men outside the program do not know how to be open and honest .. men in the program do. Going to meetings and having a sponsor are of utmost importance to us … if you can support this and accept the absence of alcohol from your life .. date this man. He’s already shown honesty in your relationship. Go to open meetings with him and listen .. perhaps this will be the most loving and rewarding relationship you’ve ever had. Remember though .. we are all human, and nothing is perfect … unlike others, AAs have tools to work through difficult times. God bless .. go for it.

September 10, 2010 at 8:26 am
(4) Elina Joshef says:

A healthy relationship working for long time. If you r responsible for each other then your relationship will be healthy.

September 18, 2010 at 7:25 am
(5) Demeji says:

Healthy relationship means knowing what love is based on and abiding by it.

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