HomeRomantic Relationship QuestionsHow do I know a relationship is healthy?
Roy Murray asked 1 month ago

Before this present relationship, I have been in a very toxic relationship where I was constantly being gaslighted, lied to, and cheated on. Since then, I have been very gun-shy about getting into another relationship. I want to make sure that this next relationship is healthy for me before pursuing it any further.

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Rila Thomas Staff answered 1 month ago

A healthy relationship is built on trust, communication, and mutual respect. If you're able to trust your partner, communicate openly and honestly with them, and respect their boundaries, then you're likely in a healthy relationship. I am sorry that you felt gaslighted, lied to, and cheated on in your past relationship- those are not healthy behaviors. I encourage you to reach out to a therapist or counselor who can help you heal from that experience and learn how to identify red flags in future relationships.