Relationships are essential for human well-being. They come in many different forms and can have a profound effect on your emotional, mental and physical health. Having supportive and positive social relationships can strengthen your immune system, help you recover from illness, and even lengthen your life. Healthy relationships are characterized by trust, respect, fairness and equality. People in healthy relationships are also able to express their feelings and thoughts without fear of being judged or taken advantage of.
The most common types of relationships are family, friendships and romantic relationships. In some cases, these can overlap with one another (such as being friends with your boss and coworkers). Other less common types of relationships include casual acquaintances, professional relationships and community/group relations.
When you’re in a relationship with someone, your brain is activated by the presence of this person. This is why people often feel happy when they are with their loved ones. It’s important to find a partner who makes you smile and brings out the best in you.
People in healthy relationships communicate openly with each other and listen to what their partners are saying. This can avoid misunderstandings and make sure that everyone understands what’s being said. This includes communicating effectively about sex and intimacy for people in romantic relationships.