Whoever said all is fair in love and war must have been at war with love. What goes in the intimate relationships that you invest yourself into is entirely up to you. No, you don’t have a say in the way others act and connect with you. But, you do have a say in the way you choose to interact with these people and the sexual connections you maintain.
A healthy connection is usually a happy one. How do you know if the relationship between you and the person you are intimate with is healthy? The ins and outs of relationships can blur the lines, so it’s important that you ask yourself the right questions.
Before You Ask
When sifting through the answers, note that a healthy connection is safe both physically and emotionally. Part of this is revisiting and making sense of our childhood experiences and family dynamics that lead to what we look for in partners, as well as what partners are gravitating to in us.
This will allow insight into our desires, confidence in voicing them, and an ability to establish open communication. Consent and protection are also integral parts of a healthy sexual connection.
Want to find out where you and your partner lie on the healthy connection spectrum? Take our quiz to find out.
A Note From GR8NESS
If you find that you feel unsafe in any relationship, do your best to voice your concerns and set boundaries. Take our quiz to discover where you may be in your relationship, but please be advised that it does not take the place of clinical relationship counseling. If you feel you may have unresolved childhood trauma, we encourage seeking the assistance of a mental healthcare provider.