Many students enter into a romantic relationship during college.
The beginning of the relationship is often exhilarating and easy. As time goes on, a healthy relationship requires good communication and cooperation between partners. The quality of our relationships affects our lives in many ways, including our self-esteem, our ability to handle stress, and our academic and work-related productivity. The following questionnaire can help you identify the health of the relationship that you have with your significant other.
- My partner and I have good communication.
- We have trust in one another.
- There is mutual respect between us.
- We have common interests.
- We are able to perceive things differently without expecting each other to see things the other’s way.
- I feel valued intellectually, emotionally, and if intimate, physically.
- I am able to grow independently, and I support my partner’s growth, thus our relationship is also able to grow.
- We have activities and friends outside the relationship.
- We accept each other and do not try to change one another.
- Our relationship adds joy to my life.
If you answered “no” to any of the above questions you may want to explore the health of your relationship. Speaking with a counselor can be very helpful in clarifying any doubts or concerns that you have.