We see a lot of hilarious romantic and friendship screw ups on sitcoms and reality TV – how many examples of healthy, functional relationships do you see? If it’s not many, fret not – healthy doesn’t make for good ratings, but, it makes for a beautiful life. Here are 25 things people who want a healthy relationship DO NOT DO. Starting with #1, they don’t believe their relationship magically solves all their problems. Another person cannot be the end-all, be-all of happiness – your life is your problem and a partner cannot do the work you must to be happy. All he or she can do is love you.
On that note, weighing at #2, people who want healthy relationships don’t expect it to be easy. Healthy does not mean without troubles – if anything, healthy means you are equipped to survive the troubles and come out better, closer, and with even more respect for the partner than before.
#3 – They don’t keep secrets from their partners. If you have to hide what you’re doing or saying from your partner, either you shouldn’t be doing it or your partner isn’t the right one for you. You’ve heard it once and you’ll hear it again – trust is the foundation of a lasting love and, without it, you’re more alone than you would be if that person weren’t around.