5. There’s a Mutuality
It can be easy to fall into a place of helping someone when they need it, or relying on someone who feels like all we ever wanted.
But it isn’t healthy. It prevents us from growing or respecting ourselves, and it doesn’t form a strong foundation for the future of the relationship.
The healthiest relationships have a “give and take” to them where both people help one another out relatively equally.
There may be times when one partner is struggling, but the dynamic over time should be that of a mutual partnership, not a codependent relationship where one person is the caretaker, and the other person is leaning on them totally.
The point is… Can each of you depend on each other when times get hard. Or is it a one sided relationship?