A relationship is an interpersonal connection characterized by mutually binding emotional attachment, affection, and trust. Often, a relationship is romantic, although it may also be non-sexual. A relationship can be platonic, familial, or friendship-based. It is possible to have multiple relationships at the same time, although most people tend to focus on a single one with which they are most intimate.
In a healthy relationship, there is a deep emotional connection between the partners that makes them feel loved and emotionally fulfilled. They support each other, help out when needed, and never leave each other feeling alone or abandoned. In a relationship that is not healthy, there may be peaceful coexistence between the partners, but no real emotional bond exists.
Both partners make a conscious effort to communicate effectively and listen to each other, which helps avoid misunderstandings. They also consistently make time for each other and remember important details about each other’s lives. People in a healthy relationship are respectful of each other’s differences and do not put down or belittle the other for their choices or behaviors.
They encourage each other’s strengths and help them to overcome their weaknesses. For example, if one partner is shy but the other is naturally outgoing, they can help their partner to step out of their shell more often. In addition, each partner can encourage the other to balance their outgoing nature with quieter times. However, it is important to recognize that some problems in a relationship can’t be solved and that sometimes the best solution is to terminate the relationship.