Relationship Green Flags That Ensure You Don’t Waste Your Time

Look out for these on your next date

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While red flags tell us who to avoid when dating, green flags indicate good traits in people and are an important indicator of who deserves our love, time, and energy. Everyone always discusses the red flags when it comes to dating and romance and the signs that someone is not worthy of our time. But what are the ways we can identify if a relationship and person are meant for us? By keeping the qualities that differentiate a bad potential partner from a good one in mind, you will succeed in your next relationship. Here are the top green flags you should look out for in your next relationship. 

They set and respect boundaries 

Boundaries protect your emotional, physical, and mental space. It ensures you are treated well and not taken advantage of. Someone who can place good and firm boundaries show respect for themselves and are not afraid to politely call others out when they cross a line. It is especially important that your significant other respects and encourages you to set healthy boundaries as well. It shows they do not want to take advantage of you and respect your autonomy leading to a healthy and fulfilling relationship.  

Take responsibility for their actions and life

Understanding that their actions have consequences and that they are responsible for their life, both good and bad, is a green flag, It shows you are with someone who can be self-reflective, see their faults, and admit when they are wrong, Being in control to your best ability when it comes to your life also allows you to prosper and succeed. 

Supporting of your interests

Your partner should be curious about the things that make you the person that you are. Although you don’t have to like all of each other’s hobbies, simply being curious and respectful towards the other person’s interests is a green flag. You should never belittle each other's passions even if you don’t understand them. 

Read more: 8 Red Flags to Look Out For in Your Relationship

They have hobbies and interests separate from yours

Adding on to the previous point, someone who has their own hobbies and interests is a sign of healthy independence. They have a life outside of you and your relationship and don’t solely rely on you. Being passionate, motivated, and driven are all signs of a well-rounded individual that you should spend your time and energy on. 

Take good care of themselves

Having a partner that does not take care of their physical health, mental wellness, and appearance can be draining. Your significant other should take care of these aspects in their life, not you. Someone who loves and respects themselves can now love and respect you and your relationship. 

Have good relationships in life

Having strong long-term friends or good relationships with family members proves that a person is capable of maintaining and taking care of long-term relationships. This is a green flag when it comes to attracting a healthy, long-term romantic relationship. 

Exhibits good communication skills 

It is crucial that the person you are in a relationship with is in tune with their emotions and is capable of expressing their wants and needs. Arguments are very normal in relationships, and having good communication skills ensures it is handled well, efficiently, and there is a solution so you can move on. You shouldn’t feel like your relationship is going to end every time you have a normal disagreement. 

While red flags tell us who to avoid when dating, green flags indicate good traits in people and are an important indicator of who deserves our love, time, and energy. Everyone always discusses the red flags when it comes to dating and romance and the signs that someone is not worthy of our time. But what are the ways we can identify if a relationship and person are meant for us? By keeping the qualities that differentiate a bad potential partner from a good one in mind, you will succeed in your next relationship. Here are the top green flags you should look out for in your next relationship. 

They set and respect boundaries 

Boundaries protect your emotional, physical, and mental space. It ensures you are treated well and not taken advantage of. Someone who can place good and firm boundaries show respect for themselves and are not afraid to politely call others out when they cross a line. It is especially important that your significant other respects and encourages you to set healthy boundaries as well. It shows they do not want to take advantage of you and respect your autonomy leading to a healthy and fulfilling relationship.  

Take responsibility for their actions and life

Understanding that their actions have consequences and that they are responsible for their life, both good and bad, is a green flag, It shows you are with someone who can be self-reflective, see their faults, and admit when they are wrong, Being in control to your best ability when it comes to your life also allows you to prosper and succeed. 

Supporting of your interests

Your partner should be curious about the things that make you the person that you are. Although you don’t have to like all of each other’s hobbies, simply being curious and respectful towards the other person’s interests is a green flag. You should never belittle each other's passions even if you don’t understand them. 

Read more: 8 Red Flags to Look Out For in Your Relationship

They have hobbies and interests separate from yours

Adding on to the previous point, someone who has their own hobbies and interests is a sign of healthy independence. They have a life outside of you and your relationship and don’t solely rely on you. Being passionate, motivated, and driven are all signs of a well-rounded individual that you should spend your time and energy on. 

Take good care of themselves

Having a partner that does not take care of their physical health, mental wellness, and appearance can be draining. Your significant other should take care of these aspects in their life, not you. Someone who loves and respects themselves can now love and respect you and your relationship. 

Have good relationships in life

Having strong long-term friends or good relationships with family members proves that a person is capable of maintaining and taking care of long-term relationships. This is a green flag when it comes to attracting a healthy, long-term romantic relationship. 

Exhibits good communication skills 

It is crucial that the person you are in a relationship with is in tune with their emotions and is capable of expressing their wants and needs. Arguments are very normal in relationships, and having good communication skills ensures it is handled well, efficiently, and there is a solution so you can move on. You shouldn’t feel like your relationship is going to end every time you have a normal disagreement. 

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