Healthy Relationships

Maria Martinez, Health & Relationships

When we fall in love, our minds and body change. We grow happier, our heart rate  increases, dopamine is released, pain is relieved, and even better bone health can come from love. When you look at your partner, your mood instantly gets better, your heart gets warm, you get butterflies in your stomach, and you just feel safe. Being in a healthy relationship, these are some of the feelings you’ll feel when you look at your significant other.

The reason you feel happier once you first enter a  relationship is because you feel pleased and like you don’t owe your love interest anything. Your heart rate increases when you are with your partner because you like the feeling of them there with you. Spending time with your partner can  bring an adrenaline surge to your heart rate. Dopamine released in the act of falling in love and gives you a sense of elation. This chemical makes you have a great attachment to your partner with creating the addicting feeling of always wanting to be around them. Being in a healthy relationship can relieve pain, and provide effects of pain relief almost like pain killers.

 Being in love provides some stability to your life, and it helps you make healthier choices. Your body can also physically change when you’re in love. A healthy relationship makes your bones less susceptible to chronic conditions  

Being in a toxic relationship makes it hard to keep it healthy because you can never force something that isn’t meant to be. You’re supposed to grow and glow with your partner but that can’t happen if you tie yourself with a toxic person. 

You really have to choose wisely. Some of the most essential things to consider are choosing someone with the same desire and energy as you not just choosing a person out of boredom. As the National Domestic Violence Hotline says, the goal of any healthy relationship is to help each other and communicate.This will help strengthen your bond. It’s also important to respect each others boundaries, be honest, and also take some time for yourself. 

If you feel like you’re in a healthy relationship, you have to make sure to take care of yourself too. Having a good self-esteem is critical. Respect for yourself and your partners’ wishes will. Other skills that come in handy are to develop empathy, learn to accept and celebrate differences, and work things out, for example, making sure you don’t let your partner go to bed mad or upset. Even healthy relationships have their ups and downs, but the important thing is to make sure both parties are happy.