What A Healthy Partner Relationship Looks Like

Sara Knick
4 min readSep 12, 2021
Photo by Joeyy Lee on Unsplash.

Building your relationship with a partner that fits well with you is exciting and life-enhancing as the two of you look forward to a happy life together. You might even discuss hopes and dreams for the future. So how do you ensure that you get to keep this wonderful experience you’re building together?

There are many paths to a healthy partner relationship. However, once you get there, it most likely will look something like this:

1. Healthy partners exhibit excellent communication skills. They appear to be listening to one another. They look at one another during conversations. One talks while the other listens. They take turns talking and listening.

2. Healthy partners look like they’re enjoying life. Both partners will smile a lot. At the least, they’ll have looks of contentment when in the same room. In essence, they seem happy to be together.

3. They appear quite comfortable with one another. One partner might slip their hand into the other partner’s hand spontaneously.

At a party, they might chat with others together or “separate” briefly to take part in conversations with others. Eventually, they’ll gravitate back to one another to see how the other’s doing. They “check in” frequently with each other.