An Expert Weighs In: This Is How to Have a Healthy Relationship

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What does it really mean to be in a ? There's no denying that it's something most people with an S.O. strive for, but the lofty phrase can mean something different to every individual. "A 'healthy' relationship is equitable," says Denver-based psychotherapist , MA, MFT-C, and CEO and founder of . "It means you both are equally invested, committed, and respectful to each other's needs and requests. You have the same core values, goals, and ideals of a partnership."

So how do you form this kind of mutually supportive and respectful union? Ahead, Jeney weighs in on some of the most important aspects, from communication and to . Consider this a roadmap to building and fostering the relationship you deserve.