Being in a Relationship

For some, “breaking the cycle” means stopping the merry-go-round of relationships and building something strong, long-lasting, and truly rewarding.

While in a relationship, orient yourself around values based on self-care, self-worth, interdependence, and repsect so you can build something strong and healthy and also spot when something isn’t quite right.

Here’s everything you need to understand and make the most of life in a relationship:

Understanding Healthy Relationships

What makes a relationship healthy can be subjective. We all have differerent needs and wants. But there are patterns that in relationships that thrive.

Check out the resources we have on healthy relationships:

Tips for Growing Healthy Relationships

Relationships aren’t just healthy or unhealthy on their own. They develop into assets or liabilities in our life as a result of what both parties do.

Whether you’re just starting a relationship or have been in one for years, here are some tips to help you make it stronger and healthier:

Signs Your Relationship Needs Attention

While in we relationships, we can sometimes let our gard down. We become comfortable, complacent, busy, depressed, or any other natural human emotion and we neglect our relationships. Or sometimes it happens to you.

This is normal, but not something that should last. Relationships provide us comfort, but they should also push us forward and make our lives better.

Learn about how to spot when your relationship needs work:

Recognizing Unhealthy Relationships

If you’re in a truly unhealthy relationship, it’s often hard to see. Others typically will before you. The faster you can learn to spot the signs things have turned unhealthy, the sooner you can take action.

That doesn’t always mean breaking up. Sometimes communication and effort can do the trick. Other times, going separate ways is the only option.

Here’s a bunch of resources that will help you spot and deal with unhealthy relationships:

Relationship Abuse

Relationships are supposed to be about love, support, trust, communication, and respect. But that doesn’t always happen, and the emotional nature of relationships can all too easily lead to abuse.

If you feel you’re being abused, it’s normal to feel scared or worried. But you also don’t have to accept your situation.

Here are some resouces on how to identify abuse and also how to get help: