Strike a fine balance

Strike a fine balance

Stay healthy

Strike a fine balance

Maintaining a healthy relationship is tricky.Mutual respect:

Respect in a relationship means that each person values the other and understands the other person's boundaries.

Trust: If you are one of those outgoing types and your partner is not too happy with you being free with other men then it’s time to sort things out. It’s ok to get a little jealous. But how a person reacts is what matters. There's no way you can have a healthy relationship if you don't trust each other.

Honesty: Honesty and trust go hand-in-hand. It’s not nice to have your partner discover that you have been cheating on him or lying through your nose. Try to be honest and straightforward as much as you can. Never give room for distrust to arise.

Support: It's not just in bad times that your partner should support you. In a healthy relationship, your significant other is there with a shoulder to cry on and to celebrate with you when you achieve success.

Fairness : You need to have give-and-take in your relationship. You have to strike a fine balance. Things get bad when a relationship turns into a power struggle, with one person fighting to get his or her way all the time.

Separate identities: In a healthy relationship, everyone needs to make compromises. But that doesn't mean you should feel like you're losing out on being yourself. Neither of you should have to pretend to like something you don't, or give up seeing your friends, or drop out of activities you love. You also should feel free to keep developing new talents or interests, making new friends, and moving forward.

Good communication: Talk freely and openly with your partner.  Never bottle up your emotions and feelings. Give vent to them then and there and get it over with.