When you start a relationship with someone, you want it to last as long as possible. Building a healthy relationship can help you do that. In order to have a strong relationship with someone, you need to have a healthy mind and body.
How do they make a relationship healthy? A healthy mind is when you have good self-esteem and confidence about who you are and what you want out of life. A healthy mind gives you independence so that you rely on yourself to get things done and don’t become co-dependent on your partner.
An unhealthy mind is when you have little or no self-esteem and no confidence in yourself. The lines of communication become non-existent because you withdraw into your own world and just look to partner for guidance in your life, which puts a burden on your lover.
A healthy body is when you take care of yourself. You try to maintain a healthy weight and you care how you look and feel on a daily basis. You don’t smoke or drink excessively or do anything that would cause major harm to your body in the long run.
You exercise regularly to keep your heart running smoothly and eat a balanced diet, splurging once in awhile as a reward. Your attitude becomes a positive one that makes your partner want to spend time with you.
An unhealthy body is when you don’t care enough about yourself to take care of your body. You smoke or drink too much and let yourself go. You eat junk food most of the time or eat irregularly.
Since you don’t care about yourself, you don’t try to exercise or do other things that would keep you healthy in the long run. This can make your relationship crumble because your partner no longer wants to spend any time with you. You can’t blame her because if you can’t even love yourself, why should she?
When your mind and body are in sync with one another, you can gain a positive attitude, which keeps the line of communication going with your partner. It allows you to listen to her and helps you support her whenever she needs it (and vice versa). You’re more likely to do what it takes to keep that relationship in tip-top shape so that it continues to grow.
Avoid those pitfalls and take a stand on your mental and physical health. Setbacks are sure to happen, but don’t let them ruin your state of mind or affect your health for the long run.