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Hey, everyone!

Each of us has a network of relationships we rely on: parents, friends, loved ones, partners...but what makes for a healthy relationship?

Each kind of relationship can go bad; just taking a look at many of the threads here, we can see some of those. But a lot of times, relationships go right. What sort of things do you see that help a relationship stay positive? What things can you do to help? What is essential for you to recieve in the context of a relationship?


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I think respect is essential in a healthy relationship.
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What helps a relationship stay positive? Lots of laughter! My boyfriend and I are always happiest when we can laugh together, and later on tell inside jokes about it. It makes us feel as though we have something to share, thats just between us.

Also, Honesty. You need to be able to tell the truth. Even if you've made a mistake. Your partner will appreciate it, even if he/she becomes upset.

For me? It's essential that I recieve support, respect, love, and understanding. As I think should be essential in all relationships.

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