Healthy Relationship Essay

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A respectful relationship cannot be achieved easily without continual work from both people in the relationship. First, it is important that partners in the relationship consider each other equals. Due to the fact that we live in a society where classism, racism and sexism are so common, it is difficult for people to feel as though they are good enough. Relationships are also put into an unattainable (and for many people undesirable) stereotype in which you are supposed to fall in love, get married, have children and live happily ever after, but that's not how life will turn out for all people. In a healthy, respectful relationship everyone involved must first realize that they may need to let go of preconceived notions about how relationships do and do not work. They need to accept that the relationship requires hard work, may have difficulties and may possibly end. Once people realize that they are not going to have a perfect relationship, then they can start to work on having a respectful relationship where everyone is happy and content. Healthy relationships allow both partners to be able to say what they need without fear of the other partner becoming angry or hurt because of what they said. It is very important that you talk about things and move your relationship forward at a pace at which everyone is comfortable. There is also no point in a relationship where you are simply done having to talk or to work to keep the relationship moving forward; relationships require continual work even once you are married. There needs to be freedom in relationships. People need to be involved with other friends and other activities. If you spend all your time doing nothing but being with your partner, then other things in your life will get neglected, such as family, work and physical health. Therefore, it is important that people spend time with their partners,

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