The Benefits of Relationships

Relationships are an important aspect of life, whether it is a romantic, platonic or nonromantic one. When most people think of the word relationship, they automatically think of a close bond between two people with some degree of intimacy and commitment. A relationship can be formal or informal, casual or committed, monogamous or polyamorous, or any combination of these. People can also be in a relationship with each other or with things, such as an economy, nation, language or sport.

Healthy relationships have a balance of giving and taking. The amount of affection, energy and love that is given may be different for each person, but overall it should feel balanced. It’s also important to be able to disagree with each other without taking it personally and not make personal attacks. This can be hard for some couples but is a key aspect of healthy communication and conflict resolution in any relationship.

Another benefit of being in a relationship is having someone to go with you on adventures or events that you’d normally only do alone. This can be very empowering and is often a great way to experience the world. For many people, it is much easier to stay on track with their wellness when they have someone to help hold them accountable.

Finally, being in a relationship can teach you how to be a better version of yourself and how to support others. For example, when a loved one is struggling with mental health issues, you can be there to offer love and support as well as professional guidance through a counselor.