In the fast-paced world of dating, we are consciously and subconsciously making judgements about whether someone is a good fit. When we are in a new relationship, we may be keeping an eye out for the ‘red flags’, but what about the ‘green flags’?
Green flags in a relationship signify signs of a healthy relationship. They represent symbols of a potentially prosperous relationship that can grow into a long-term commitment and a healthy union. Here are a few important green flags to look out for in a new relationship:
- They’re Open to Making Compromises and Accommodating
If you and your partner are mutually accommodating, you have got something good in your hands. The desire to compromise shows how much the other person is willing to support you. The power of putting someone else’s wants and needs (reasonably) before their own really says something about them.
- You Can Be Yourself Around Them
It is undoubtedly the best feeling in the world when you can be your true self around someone. No fear of judgement. No reason to hold back. You can speak your mind freely because they accept you for who you are. This is one of the most important green flags for building a sustainable and satisfying relationship.
- They Respect Your Opinions And Views
One of the best dynamics in a relationship is respect for each other’s opinions, views, and beliefs. It shows how mature your partner is. They might not agree with you all the time, but they understand your perspective and respect it.
- You Can Openly Discuss Issues
Can you talk openly to your partner without the worry of being dismissed or ignored?
Can you comfortably talk about things that make you uncomfortable?
If yes, then you’ve got something special. It takes a lot of courage and trust to talk about things that make you vulnerable. Having a partner who listens to you willingly and patiently is certainly something to treasure.
- You Respect Each Other’s Boundaries
Well-defined boundaries are very important in all relationships, not just romantic ones. They protect us. An immensely important green flag is respect for each other’s boundaries and limits without pressure or guilt tripping into changing them.
If your partner listens to you when you say no or feel uncomfortable, it fosters a healthy relationship.
- They Empower and Inspire You
Your partner is your number one fan. This doesn’t mean that they blindly idealise you or agree with you. In fact, it is okay to have different interests and mindsets.
However, it really helps when your partner believes in you and encourages you to go after your dreams. They support you in all your endeavours and never become an obstacle. When you feel like you won’t make it, they are right by your side, cheering you on towards the finish line.
- They Are Comfortable With Emotions
It is great to have a partner who is comfortable with confronting strong emotions. When your partner can express their feelings, you don’t have to rely on guesswork and feeling closed off.
This is also helpful in resolving issues when they arise instead of your partner keeping it all in and harbouring resentment or anger.
- They Can Process Your Emotions
Validation is the core of connection. Having a partner that can handle your feelings is a big green light. When you are sad, they are right beside you to comfort you. When you are angry, they allow you to vent and tell you that they are there for you. If your partner is always there for you, they are a keeper.
- You Can Have Time Alone Guilt-Free
Do you have the freedom to have me-time without being ridden with guilt?
Having your personal space and time is very important for your mental health. To have a strong and long-lasting relationship, you need time for yourself. It is a huge green sign when you and your partner don’t have to do everything together. When you have this, you can feel free even when committed.
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