How do you know when you are in a trusted relationship?
I often wonder what the measure of a comfortable relationship is. President Obama said it is mutual respect. I agree with that. The rest will follow when you hold someone in high esteem, regard, and honor them. It must be two-way, as one way is some version of enslavement. By enslavement, I mean it’s a relationship based on fear and domination. Such tension defines a toxic relationship. A neat list that can lead to healthy romantic love can be found in the 29 lessons the Obamas taught the world about relationships. If you want to get more scientific with measuring a healthy relationship, you can also try this questionnaire from Psychology Today. I have another test that may seem silly from the title but hear me out.