There's a lot of talk about what "red flags" to look for that you might be in an unhealthy relationship, such as controlling or overly critical behavior. But what about "green flags" -- signs that might indicate you're in a healthy relationship?
When you feel an emotional connection with someone, you may not always trust your own judgment, especially if you've been burned before. To make it easier for you, we've compiled a list of five things people in healthy relationships do.
1. They Do Their Own Individual Work
As human beings, we're always changing, evolving, and growing. In a healthy relationship, each person takes time to invest in their own self-improvement and growth, setting and working toward personal goals, ideally to develop into a better person and a better partner.
This is an individual process that shouldn't rely on the other person. You have to take stock of where you personally are, emotionally, and otherwise. And sometimes it means you have to do some work to flex your emotional intelligence muscles and even work on your relationship skills.