Relationships are a part of life that can be both rewarding and challenging. From a romantic relationship to a friendship, healthy relationships have many positive impacts on your health.
Healthy relationships help you feel connected to others and give you a sense of purpose in your community. They can also add years to your life by reducing stress and depression.
A healthy relationship allows you to share your dreams and goals with a partner and provides support when times get tough. They also encourage the parts of your personality that may be in hiding to come out more. For example, if you tend to be very talkative, your partner can teach you to slow down and take things in stride.
Being in a healthy relationship helps you make better decisions about your health by providing a supportive and positive influence in your daily life. It is easier to maintain good eating and exercise habits when you are influenced by someone who is committed to those same behaviors. It is also a great way to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, especially for teens and young adults.
Many people stay in relationships that are not healthy because they have heard that they require work, and that work should be difficult. At Love Is Respect we believe that relationships do take work, but not in the way that is usually perceived. Think of the work you put into a project that you are really interested in, or even just a hobby. That work doesn’t necessarily feel like hard work, but rather a fun or inspiring experience.