9 Healthy Signs in a Partner

Is your partner worth hanging on to? Are you too?

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9 Healthy Signs in a Partner

“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” — George Eliot

1. They’re open about themselves — and interested in you.

2. They don’t keep you a secret.

3. They have a life (so it’s not going to be all you.)

4. They respect your boundaries and priorities.

5. They’re independent (in the way YOU value).

6. They’re not weird about sex.

7. They manage their emotions — especially anger.

8. They align with the things that matter to you.

9. They’re kind, in a consistent, behind-the-scenes way.


Clinical psychologist, writer. Editor of On the Couch: Practical psychology for everyday life. karen@onthecouch.co.nz

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