There were things that I held onto dearly and that I stood for my entire life in relationships such as purity, strength, mutual support, honor, and partnership that I began to ever so reluctantly let got of once I hit my 30’s. And then about nine months ago I met someone who quite honestly redeemed my view of relationships and men. To remind any of you single women (and men) out there who need the encouragement that you are worthy of someone who will be an example to you of love, honor, faithfulness, self-control, support, and belief.
Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” I was on the phone with my boyfriend the other night as he was trying to encourage me to get back to my writing and blogging, considering I am a writer who hasn’t written anything in around seven months. And in that moment I realized how vital it is to be with someone who believes in you and encourages you to be your best self.I am by no means an expert on the topic but what I do have is experience and one too many years of some far from ideal dating relationships to know a good one when I finally find it.So, here are my two cents on some signs of a healthy dating relationship. Friendship I would argue that this is the true foundation of any good relationship.I wonder how that would impact the relational success and divorce rate in our nation.Then the chemistry, the romance, the butterflies are nothing more or nothing less than a beautiful cherry on top of the immovable foundation that is already built. Communication I think most everyone knows that communication is a key component to any healthy relationship.A man who doesn’t have time for games but communicates his feelings and pursues you intentionally. I’ve heard one too many stories recently from friends who have found themselves lost in a relationship where they feel anxious, troubled, broken, unsupported, fearful, used, and under-valued.If you find yourself in a relationship like that, it might be time to walk away.And then upon further research I found one study which proved exactly that by using a new computer algorithm which measures vocal tone and can predict relationship success with nearly 79 percent accuracy. But I believe the depth and honesty of your communication takes it a step further.Any good relationship is built off of honesty, trust, and respect.Whereas, I think culture puts all of the emphasis on chemistry; romance, physical attraction, and ultimately sex.There is this idea in our culture that says that unless you have the kind of chemistry with someone that immediately floods your life with magic and fireworks from the moment your eyes meet, then that someone must not be the right one for you.