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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about better ways to measure a healthy relationship.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- How do you define a healthy relationship?
- Is it the same as your partner?
- Exercise: create your own list of what you look for as markers of a healthy relationship.
- Compare with your partner.
- Passion/romance/desire between the two parties.
- A person speaks highly about mate, but they don’t brag about them.
- Bragging – using spouse’s accomplishments as a trophy.
- Are the people in the relationship encouraging each other to grow?
- Even when their growth is threatening to you or the relationship?
- Neither sees the other as the problem.
- If there are challenges, there is no blame.
- Each person owns their contribution to issues, but not taking all the blame.
- Drama Triangle: Someone is always the victim, and someone else is always the villain.
- Nothing can grow in a Drama Triangle.
- Each person gets to be their fully authentic self.
- Partners regularly look for reminders of being in each other’s presence.
- They are always seeking out the location of their partner.
- They miss their partner when they are apart.
- ESTJ trained self to get excited whenever they saw their partner.
- When you touch your spouse, it isn’t about giving touch but also taking touch.
- Healthy relationships have conflict.
- The couple is a team even when they’re fighting.
- The relationship itself is a third entity.
- It is more than just the two of you, and it deserves to be protected.
- The grass isn’t greener anywhere else.
- “The grass isn’t greener on the other side; it’s greener on my side because I nurture it.”
- No pining for what could have been.
- These things don’t happen to us; we grow to make them happen.
- What can you do to make this relationship grow?
- What is it you aren’t willing to do within this relationship that makes you desire another?
- Maybe the patch of grass where you are needs some tending.
- Maybe your relationship is complete.
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