An Expert Weighs In: This Is How to Have a Healthy Relationship


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What does it really mean to be in a healthy relationship? There's no denying that it's something most people with an S.O. strive for, but the lofty phrase can mean something different to every individual. "A 'healthy' relationship is equitable," says Denver-based psychotherapist Alysha Jeney, MA, MFT-C, and CEO and founder of The Modern Love Box. "It means you both are equally invested, committed, and respectful to each other's needs and requests. You have the same core values, goals, and ideals of a partnership."

So how do you form this kind of mutually supportive and respectful union? Ahead, Jeney weighs in on some of the most important aspects, from communication and intimacy to dating. Consider this a roadmap to building and fostering the relationship you deserve.