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Most commonly used when we’re being sexually active, giving consent means that we are okay with what is happening, and that no one is forcing us or guilting us into doing anything that we don’t want to do. Consent can be given and taken back at any time, and giving consent once does not mean we automatically give consent in the future.
Healthy relationships don’t look the same for everyone since people have different needs. Our specific needs around communication, sex, affection, space, shared hobbies or values, and so on may change throughout life.
So, a relationship that works in our 20s may be nothing like the relationship we want in our 30s.
In short, “healthy relationship” is a broad term because what makes a relationship thrive depends on the needs of the people in it.
We and our partner are able to find ways to meet each other’s’ needs in ways that we both feel comfortable with.
We and our partner can share our feelings, even when we don’t agree, in a way that makes the other person feel safe, heard, and not judged.
Building trust can take time and allows couples to be vulnerable with one another knowing that they can rely on the other person.
Passive communicators go along with the other person’s ideas, narratives and suggestions. They avoid conflicts and confrontations. They appear anxious, afraid of disapproval and are often having poor eye contact or posture.
In a relationship, these people bottle up their emotions and do what their partner plans or does. It is a ‘doom scenario’ if both partners are passive.
Whatever your specific relationship problems, it’s important to know that your brain remains capable of change throughout life.
By identifying your attachment style, you can learn to challenge your insecurities, develop a more securely attached way of relating to others, and build stronger, healthier, and more fulfilling relationships.
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