Everyone knows about Red flags in a relationship but what about green flags? Are you letting positives in your new relationship go unnoticed and unappreciated? Let’s find out.
Green means GO! Knowing the good things in your relationship is just as important as highlighting the bad aspects. Isn’t it time to give Mr Right the attention he deserves and forget about Mr Wrong? There are so many articles on red flags and it can be very intimidating to analyse if the person you are dating is the right match for you or not. This list of green flags will definitely help you to decide.
You are your authentic self when around your partner. Believe it or not some people cannot genuinely be themselves when spending quality time with their boyfriend or girlfriend. If you find that special someone and you feel comfortable in his/her presence then it’s a major green flag. There is no need to put on a show and be fake when you are in a relationship and let’s be completely honest, acting that way is extremely exhausting. Your relationship should become your safe haven not another stressful workplace filled with rules and restrictions.
They remember little details and are interested in learning about you. It is not rocket science that the person you are dating should show a level of fascination when its comes to your life. Your partner asking questions and remembering details indicate that he or she is serious about the relationship and it’s growth. You will be a priority in his or her life and your opinion, your likes and your advice will be wanted and cherished. He or she will be excited to share both good and bad news with you before anyone else and will also make an effort to connect with your close friends and family.
He or she will admit wrongs and apologise. Your partner will place pride aside to avoid arguments and look for peaceful solutions instead of spewing hateful words or stonewalling. Stonewalling or silent treatment are popular tactics narcissists use to gain power over victims. If your partner intends on fostering a healthy relationship and wants to fix mistakes, he or she will do so without the usage of mind games.
Respect for others is a huge green flag. He or she will not make a habit of downing their exes and past acquaintances, therefore showing maturity and respect for others even if the situation did not end in an ideal manner. Another example can be seen when your partner treats strangers such as waitresses, drivers and sales clerks with kindness – it is a lovely indication that he or she is positive and on the right track with qualities such as humility and generosity.
Your partner is dependable and makes the most of any situation. Whether it is bad date weather or a sudden flu attack, the both of you should express care and want to help each other in any way possible. So what if its raining? A cozy dinner indoors will do the job – time and place are small aspects when you are with the right company. As for having the flu, any person who makes the effort to take care of you is a blessing. If he or she tries to uplift you with positive words instead of doting on your shortcomings and will never resort to putting you down in public and making an unnecessary scene, please know that you have found a gem. Also sharing a sense of humour is a plus.
He or she says thank you and mean it. Gratitude is a must. Sometimes it’s the thought that counts. If your special someone acknowledges the countless dates no matter how small and makes the time to say thank you, you have a keeper. Nobody is obligated to spoil one partner whilst the other sits backs and feels entitled. A heartfelt thank you goes a long way and it encourages others to do more without having to nag. Communication matters.
Green flags choose to highlight the good. Don’t let the most amazing bits and pieces of your relationship slip by; acknowledge the positives and appreciate your relationship to the fullest.