Things That Must Be Normalized in a Relationship

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Open Communication

It's important to normalize discussing feelings, concerns and needs with your partner. Encourage each other to express thoughts without fear of judgment.



Normalize setting and maintaining personal boundaries. Each individual should have the right to establish respect for their own boundaries regarding personal space, time, and activities.


Equality and Mutual Respect

Normalize treating each other as equals, regardless of gender or background. Mutual respect should be the foundation of the relationship, where both partners feel valued.



Normalize having separate interests, hobbies, and friendships. This allows both partners to grow individually while still supporting each other.


Conflict Resolution 

Disagreements are a natural part of any relationship, but it's important to approach them with a problem-solving mindset and finding a compromise.


Emotional Support

This involves being there for one another during times of stress, sadness, or uncertainty. Encourage open discussions about emotions and show empathy and understanding.