Tips for Healthy Relationships

Keep expectations realistic. No one can be everything we might want them to be. Healthy relationships mean accepting people as they are and not trying to change them.

Talk with each other. It can't be said enough: communication is essential to healthy relationships.

Be flexible. It is natural to feel uneasy about changes. Healthy relationships allow for change and growth.

Be affirming.  According to relationship researcher John Gottman, happy couples have a ratio of 5 positive interactions or feelings for every 1 negative interaction or feeling.  Express warmth and affection!