We always here about Red flags in a relationship. Red flags are the things you should stay away from. We hardly hear about the Green Flags that make a relationship work for both partners. Green flags in a relationship are positive indicators that a relationship is healthy and likely to be successful. Some common green flags include:
It’s worth noting that no relationship is perfect, so it’s important to have realistic expectations and to work through issues as they arise. Everyone is different. If you and your partner do not meet all of these green flags, that doesn’t mean that your relationship is doomed. What is most important is that you are both willing to put in effort to meet each other’s needs. If you want to see change in one of these areas, try communicating that to your partner in a calm, respectful manner. The first step to change is recognizing the issue.
Know that if your relationship is not making you feel happy, supported, and respected, there is no shame in ending it. Ending a relationship is not a failure, but rather an opportunity for growth and reflection. It is better to value your own comfort than stay in an unhealthy relationship.
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