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Five signs of emotional maturity in a relationship

Sulagna D
·2-min read
Image from Pexels
Image from Pexels

Love, trust, honesty, and emotional maturity are the strong foundations on which a successful relationship is built upon. While the first three on the list are easy to understand, deciphering the fourth one can become tricky.

So, what exactly are signs of emotional maturity in a relationship? Read on to find out.

Taking responsibility

Most people become completely dependent on their partner for their every need. As Esther Perel, psychotherapist, in her TED talk said, “So we come to one person, and we basically are asking them to give us what once an entire village used to provide. Give me belonging, give me identity, give me continuity, but give me transcendence and mystery and awe all in one. Give me comfort, give me edge. Give me novelty, give me familiarity. Give me predictability, give me surprise.”

Emotionally mature people understand that they are the ones responsible for their own happiness or sadness. They do not rely on a single person for fulfilling all their needs.

Also read: 10 ways to know if you are in a toxic relationship

Giving each other space

Every person has their own private space. Emotionally mature couples respect this boundary and give their partner quality alone time. They are okay with their partners going on trips alone or with their friends or talking to other people of the opposite sex without being jealous or feeling left out.

Helping each other grow

Life is all about growth. One grows emotionally, financially, professionally, etc. The best person who knows how and where to grow is ONESELF. The second-best person is One’s PARTNER. Your partner is your biggest support-system and understands your goals and dreams, and helps you achieve them. They will help you with one’s decision-making, provide the best advice, and will stand by self in every decision that one makes for themselves.

Also read: Need help? How online counselling can provide mental health support

Dissolving fights when they go out of hand

Fights are bound to happen no matter how much deeply and madly in love one is with their partner. And sometimes, fights can get ugly and reach a point where it can even lead to a breakup. Emotionally mature people realize that ‘Losing an argument is better than losing the person.’ They forgive the person or reach a compromise to dissolve the argument.

Having transparent communication

Communication is the key to any relationship. An emotionally mature relationship has both the parties openly communicating their wants, needs, and emotions. They have nothing to hide from their partners. Additionally, communication is always healthy, respectful, and friendly.

Text: PepperContent