What Makes a Healthy Relationship Work

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Couple posing as in a happy and healthy relationship

Building healthy relationships is the key to bringing happiness in your life. However, what makes a healthy relationship work for you?

It is also important to know that the characteristics of a healthy relationship remain the same, no matter what kind of interpersonal relationship you’re in. Do you agree?

What are those qualities that help build a healthy relationship? Is it money, luxury, power, or influence? Is it sex in your relationship with your spouse that you believe keeps the relationship healthy?

Confusion between love and lust is not uncommon.

However, if you’ll try to understand their deeper meanings, you’ll come to know that lust may help in creating a bond, but it is not a healthy relationship ingredient in itself.

Healthy Relationship Tips

The concept of a healthy relationship may differ from person to person because it depends on subjective judgment.

How do you know that you’re in a healthy relationship? If you feel happy, at ease, secure, and free in a relationship, you know that you’re in a good relationship.

You can go on debating and discussing on this topic, and I can write at lengths to explain what exactly is a healthy relationship.

However, I’ve an infographic for you that will tell you everything at a glance.

You too can have a healthy relationship if you follow the tips as mentioned in the infographic. It’s not difficult to bring happiness in your life; a bit of understanding and effort can make you feel good, forever.

Here are the healthy relationship tips for you:

relationship components infographic

Infographic source: Visual.ly

MUST READ: Poor communication lead to relationship problems

Now that you know about the three main components to a healthy relationship, what do you think about your own relationship?

How frequent and open is your communication, how deep and true is your love, and how genuine is your respect for each other?

Communication, love, and respect will define and make your relationship healthy. Of course, you can add more factors and conditions that will help you define your relationship clearly and help avoid the relationship problems.

I’ve said it in one of my previous posts that you can improve your relationships with kindness, and all you need is LUCK – Love, Understanding, Compassion, and Kindness.

If you’ve trust and respect for the person, you can even avoid misunderstandings, which are the reason for most relationship fallout.

You can even avoid relationship mistakes by understanding and controlling your ego, beliefs, and behavior.

DO READ: Strengthen your relationship by avoiding these mistakes

If you wish to have the best of relationship with your spouse, then besides love and sex, you need a healthy friendship among yourselves.

For, it’s not the lack of love, but the lack of friendship that cripples most of the personal relationships.

If you’ve any relationship problems, you can take cues from the above infographic, read the previous posts, or share your problems on Aha!NOW.

Build your healthy relationship based on good communication, true love, and genuine respect.

Over to You –

What factors do you think help build healthy relationships? Share your tips and views in the comments below.

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  1. Jessica

    2016-05-25 at 6:00 am

    Hi my Fiance and I have been engaged 3 and a half yrs and just bf and gf for 1 and a half b4 that so together 5 yrs.We were friends b4 we ever dated for 8 or 9 yrs so we knew each other pretty well.Once we became a couple we fell in love.This is the best relationship I’ve ever had.We were soon close.Best friends and completly attracted to each other so badly we couldn’t keep our hands off each other EVER.We spent so much time together it was amazing.I got pregnant and our bond changed but on another level and got stronger.I have 2 children from a previous relationship and ask anyone that knows me i NEVER wanted anymore kids.Everyone was shocked.It was an accident but I wanted to have his child for him cause he really wanted a baby but also cause i felt ounerd to have his baby.1 yr after baby everything changed.I know it would,I have 2 children b4 this child.We use to plan our wedding and it’s constantly put on back burner.We never spend time alone and it is possible.We have plenty of family that will babysit but he never wants to do anything.Everyday when he gets home from work he goes to sleep for a few hrs and complains he is always tired.I get it I get up with our daughter every night I have 2 teens I have a small cleaning business so I work hard and i come home and take care of everyone else so I’m tired to but I still want his affection.I feel sometimes like we r roommates that occasionally have sex.We use to always have sex but not so much anymore.Mayb once every 10 days.I know all of these things would change but it’s usually the woman that doesnt want sex or affection.We do not communicate at all.Anytime I say anything he gets extremely defensive and stomps off and then it doesn’t get talked about again and I mean for the smallest things.I feel like I let alot of things that drive me crazy go like he never puts his dirty cloths in laundry basket he throws them on floor next to basket or doesn’t undo his socks.Alot of lil things like that i have excepted but the coming home sleeping everyday and never giving me a break from the baby and never wanting to spend time alone is really getting to me.What can i do differently.You could ask him right now and he will tell u im an awesome mother and wife and he says I’m the glue that holds our family together but what am I doing wrong.Please I need advice.Thank u Jessica

  2. Vee

    2015-04-03 at 11:02 pm

    I really like the infogrphics layout. I really believe in ‘respect for each other’ is the foundation on which everything else build up.

  3. Naveen Kumar

    2015-01-07 at 4:06 pm

    Hi Harleena Mam,
    Thanks for this great post. It make a deep feeling while we thoroughly read it. As I was reading this post, I was in my past imaginations and it make fresh all my past memories about my crush and love.
    Infographic is superb.
    Thanks again for this awesome post.

    With regrads,

  4. Neetika

    2014-06-26 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Harleena,
    I went through your post and i found it really informative and interesting. you are absolutely right that for any relationship to work properly, people need to communicate more.
    Thanks for the information 🙂

  5. Charmie

    2014-04-02 at 4:10 pm

    That is pretty interesting infographic. Till now I have only encountered technical infographics but this is something which will help people digest the things easily regarding relationships and their complications.

  6. Jill Waterfall

    2014-03-01 at 3:56 am

    I love infographics, I’ve never seen before the one you posted here. It’s great!
    I can’t stress enough the importance of communication in a relationship. We all know in theory that ‘communication is key’ because we’ve heard it and read it a couple of million times, but very often we somehow fail to apply all that useful advice into practice. Even for the two most compatible people, the relationship can fail if they are not communicating openly about their thoughts and feelings.
    Thanks for sharing the links, too!

  7. Kai Ashley

    2014-02-18 at 11:51 pm

    I really liked your infographic! I think the key part in a healthy relationship IS forgiveness… It’s finding a way to soften the anger when you get angry over trivial things and creating ways to be kinder and clearer so you can both have a meaningful talk rather than a big fight.

    A great way I have found is to ask yourself when angry “May I be happy.” They really are 4 magic words that if you ask repeatedly, and generally silently will shift the energy and your mood… It always worked for me and was one of the key things that helped me from being moody to being much kinder to myself and others

  8. William Butler

    2014-02-12 at 2:04 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Great post. I especially love the infographic!
    I think there are a couple of things that really make relationships work is being responsible for our half of it, for each relationship. This begins with loving yourself and being honest with yourself. Doing so allows you to operate from love, not from fear and the emotions associated to it.

    Another is chemistry, and I can honestly say I love my wife more every day. 🙂

    Have a beautiful week!

  9. B k chowla

    2014-02-11 at 6:44 pm

    Harleena,..very interesting write up on the subject which is very important in every relationship.
    In my opinion,communication and sex,both are two mist important factors keeping relationship at its best.
    I know of a couple which broke up after almost two decades of marriage.
    It might surprise most of us of the reason.She noticed sudden changes in his behaviour after sex act.She complained of his not communicating with her immly after the act and preferred to remain to himself.
    Hence,it’s communication and a healthy sex life both.

  10. Ashish

    2014-02-09 at 4:09 pm

    Hey Harleena,
    Well I am really surprised to see a infographic about relationships and most of the points are true to the fact that these things really do tell us where our relationship is heading. These points will definitely help in order to grow in positive manner in relationships.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Ashish (Webcipher)

  11. Mayura

    2014-02-09 at 10:24 am

    Hi Harleena,

    I guess this is the first time I’ve came across an infographic about relationships 😉 Else it was all about blogging, business and Social Media. BTW congratulations on your first infographic post dear.

    It’s lovely and simplified! I’m not hunting for a relationship right now, but I do keep eyes on some factors to make the right move lasts forever 😉 Not the best, but the right match. Now this post is an addition for me in that process.

    Well, I could come across few requests in last few months, but seem they are quite prone to lust factor though. Sometimes I’m grateful for being through once as I can easily spot some acts now. Else I would have fool myself and end up with wrong girlie.

    I wish if it was really easier to identify lust from love 🙂 Especially, as it’s quite harder to identify with girlies that what they aiming for. You know, they takes time to be open about their feelings. Seem it takes time eventhough infographic made it too straightforward. Isn’t it Harleena? 🙂

    In fact, now I feel it’s way better to be single than being involved in a wrong relationship 🙂

    From my experience, lack of communication can torn a relationship apart Harleena. Even it meant to be for good at that time, it can come back and hurt a lot. When everything is gone, excuses can’t make things right 🙂

    Obviously, love is must and I’ll vote for communication as the second while keeping respect next to it.

    You have a loving weekend Harleena 🙂


  12. Rupali Gupta

    2014-02-08 at 11:22 am

    Hello Mam,
    What a beautiful thoughts about Relationship you shared. i wish i could follow some of the tips from here in my past relationship than situation can be different. I really admire the point we don’t want to criticize each other in front of others otherwise it could be harmful for our relation and try to short out the issues personally. everything must be clear between two and understanding is must.

  13. Jeevan Jacob John

    2014-02-08 at 10:49 am

    Awesome post, Harleena 🙂

    I don’t know what to say…I really don’t have any experience with relationships, so can’t say much (I have thought about this though. Deeply. As you may know, I do love planning. So, I have planned ahead. What if I do meet someone I really like? Should I try and pursue it (or should I let it go?).

    At this moment, I don’t plan to pursue any of that – all that matters are my goals and anything and everything else is a distraction. I understand that it isn’t the best perspective, or best plan of action, especially in terms of living….but, I don’t really care much about what happens to me.

    As long as I achieve my goals, I am good. I could die peacefully after that (Of course, there is a part of me that argues against all that…well, except for the relationship part. I do want to enjoy my life – and I will certainly try to, but if I have to sacrifice something for my goals, I will, especially my long term goal – to help people, to help this planet. There are lot of things I could, and I do plan to do a lot of them!).

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