Podcast – Episode 0214 – Ways To Measure A Healthy Relationship

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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.

In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about better ways to measure a healthy relationship. #podcast #relationships

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