Take a step back from the dizzying sensation of being swept off your feet and think about whether your relationship has these qualities.
1. Mutual respect
Know that your partner is into you for who you are but that doesn't mean you should feel like you are losing out on being yourself.
Respect in a relationship means that each person values who the other is and understands and would never challenge the other person's boundaries.
It's ok to get a little jealous sometimes. Jealousy is a natural emotion. But how a person reacts when feeling jealous is what matters. There is no way you can have a healthy relationship if you do not trust each other.
This goes hand in hand with trust because it's tough to trust someone when one of you is not being honest.
In a healthy relationship, your significant other should be your shoulder to cry on and your greatest suporter when the going is good.
5. Fairness and equality
You need to have give and take in your relationship too. Things get bad really fast when a relationship turns into a power struggle with one person fighting to get his or her way all the time.
6. Separate identities.
In a healthy relationship, everyone needs to make compromise. When you started going out, you both had your own lives (families, friends, interests etc) and that should not change.
7. Good communication
Never keep a feeling bottled up because you are afraid it's not what your partner ants to hear or because you worry about sounding silly.
A relationship is unhealthy when it involves mean, disrespectful, controlling, or abusive behaviour. Some people live in homes with parents who fight or abuse each other emotionally, verbally or physically. For some people who have grown up around this kind of behaviour it can almost seem normal. It is not! Many of us learn from watching and imitating the people close to us. So someone who has lived around violent or disrespectful behaviour may not have learned how to treat others with kindness and respect or how to expect the same treatment.
I know my picture is not related to this post but erm sheybi we break the rules we make? That's a quick selfie I took this morning.