A healthy relationship is made by looking at your thoughts and feelings in a way that helps you create long-lasting bonds with others, and the most successful couples balance their feelings with their logic. But how do you know the difference between the heart and the mind? Here are five questions to ask yourself when embarking on a new relationship.
1. Do I feel a sense of ease around this person — am I emotionally calm?
While a small amount of anxiety might happen when a couple first meet (and in my therapeutic view, perfectly necessary and understood), ask yourself if you feel comfortable in the presence of the other person. If your answer is yes, it might be that your feelings are in tune with this person in developing a positive relationship. If you don’t feel at ease, you need to figure out why.