Take a look at this evidence to evaluate your own relationship—or to gain some tips on how to foster happiness, attachment, love, and satisfaction in your partnership: 1.People in thriving relationships take on their partner's habits, interests, and mannerisms.It’s a wonderful feeling to grow by taking on a new challenge like training for a half marathon or learning digital photography.These opportunities benefit the person experiencing self-growth, but also boost the relationship—that is, if the other partner is offering active affirming support—through comments like, “I bet you’ll be really good at that,” rather than passive remarks like, “Sounds alright" (p.7).Healthy relationships are built on a foundation of respect.
Shared responsibility - making family/relationship decisions together, mutually agreeing on a distribution of work which is fair to both partners. Some of the characteristics of a healthy relationship are: Respect - listening to one another, valuing each other's opinions, and listening in a non-judgmental manner. Respect also involves attempting to understand and affirm the other's emotions. Does your partner have a good relationship with her/his family? Relationships that occur in the teen years may affect dating relationships later in life.The lessons teens learn today about respect and what is right or wrong may carry over into future relationships.