Is your relationship healthy? Review the 10 signs

Sunday, February 6, 2022 Is your relationship healthy? Review the 10 signs

Heart painted on wall
  1. Comfortable Pace
    Your relationship moves at a comfortable speed for both of you. Neither individual should feel rushed or pressured in a way that makes them feel overwhelmed.
  2. Trust
    You shouldn’t have to question the other person’s intentions. Instead, you know they respect your privacy and well-being.
  3. Honesty
    You don’t have to hide things from one another. While they may not always like what you have to say, they can respond to disappointing news in a considerate way.
  4. Independence
    You’re free to do you; and give your partner the same freedom to be themselves.
  5. Respect
    You appreciate and support one another. You’re comfortable setting boundaries and the other person respects those boundaries.
  6. Equality
    Both parties put the same effort into the success of the relationship. Sometimes this involves compromise, but you each take your turn.
  7. Kindness
    You’re caring, empathetic and do things to make one another happy.
  8. Taking Responsibility
    Each individual owns their actions and words. Both parties apologize when appropriate and avoid placing blame on one another.
  9. Healthy Conflict
    Disagreements are ok. You can have unique opinions and respectful conversations that address disagreements non-judgmentally. You avoid yelling and belittling one another.
  10. Fun
    You bring out the best in each other. No relationship is fun 100% of the time, but the good times definitely outweigh the bad.

Unsure if your relationship may be unhealthy?
Check out the 10 signs of an unhealthy relationship or discuss your relationship with a trusted professional. Campus resources like the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are here to help.

Continue the conversation about healthy relationships by participating in Music Bingo, an event for Stalking Awareness Month. The CARE team will break down the sometimes problematic lyrics from popular songs on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Nebraska Union, Ballroom.

Content adapted from 10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship from

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