When you start a relationship with someone, you want it to last as long as possible, perhaps even a lifetime. Attending to your relationship fitness can help you do that. However, In order to have a strong relationship with someone, you need to have a healthy mind and body too.
How does a healthy mind and body make a relationship healthy? A healthy mind is when you have good self-esteem and confidence about who you are and what you want out of life. A healthy mind gives you a degree of independence so that you rely on yourself to get things done and don’t become co-dependent on your partner.
An unhealthy mind is when you have little or no self-esteem and no confidence in yourself or your own judgement. The lines of communication become non-existent because you withdraw into your own world and just look to your partner for guidance on your life, which puts a burden on your him or her.
An unhealthy body is when you don’t care enough about yourself to take care of your body. You smoke or drink too much and let yourself go. You eat junk food most of the time and your waistline is expanding. Since you don’t care about yourself, you don’t try to exercise or do things that would keep your heart beating soundly. Your attitude is poor, making your relationship wane because your partner no longer wants to spend any time with you. You can’t blame them because if you can’t even love you, why should s/he?
When your mind and body are in sync with one another, you can gain a positive attitude, which keeps the line of communication going with your partner. It allows you to listen to them and helps you support them whenever they need it (and vice versa). You’re more likely to do what it takes to keep that relationship in tip-top shape so that it continues to grow.
Avoid those pitfalls and take a stand on your mental and physical health. Setbacks are sure to happen, but don’t let them ruin your state of mind or affect your health for the long run.