Is Your Relationship Healthy?

Markers of a Healthy or Unhealthy Relationship Most people identify frequent unresolved disagreements, arguments, a lack of trust, poor communication, and criticism, as markers of an unhealthy relationship. When asked, most describe the attributes of a healthy relationship using the following terms: A strong and loving bond; Great communication; Exceptional trust; Ongoing commitment to resolving whatever life brings. When the …

Practice Loving

The more you practice being a loving person, the more authentic love you are likely to attract. Intimacy is an aerobic sport. It takes time to achieve results, requires daily effort, and at times, is difficult to keep going. Build your ability to love by: Expressing Yourself: Put positive feelings into words: "Our relationship is really important to me.” "I …

The Definition of Love

When asked to define what love is, one study rated trust as the most important component of love. Also rated as highly important were commitment, caring, honesty, friendship, respect, faithfulness, reliability, loyalty and communication. Loving or Needy? People who are insecure sometimes use unhealthy love relationships to boost their self esteem, or give themselves a sense of identity and direction. …

Myths About Love

Myth: Intense jealousy is a sign of strong love. Fact: Jealousy typically comes from low self-confidence, which creates unreasonable fears of losing your mate. Irrational jealousy causes tension and usually damages love in the long term. Myth: You cannot control your feelings for someone. Fact: Love is a decision. Falling in or out of love means changing your feelings and …