5 Signs You’re In A Healthy Relationship

According to many researchers it is believed that love might be one of the strongest emotions we as humans experience. When it comes to romantic relationships, the quality of it must go beyond physical attraction and sex (although those are important, too). It’s important to examine “what really sustains a relationship over time, especially after the first blush of attraction has faded,” writes Abigail Brenner, M.D. for Psychology Today.

It is important to do a health checkup on your relationship every now and then to make sure it’s going in the right direction. Here are 5 ways to know if you are in a healthy relationship.

1. Intimacy

Physically connecting often is important in a healthy relationship, and no I don’t mean just through sex! Touching often whether it be kissing, holding hands, hugging, etc. is a sure sign that you and your partner are in a healthy, happy place.

2. Separate Hobbies

It’s okay to spend lots of time together, but some time apart won’t hurt either. A couple that still maintains their identity prior to the relationship by maintaining their friendships and hobbies will be happier in the long run.