I came across an interesting blog article last week. The topic was about marriage. I know, it's a topic that's been written about extensively, so what made this article that different from the many out there? Besides having a clever hook (a mysterious build up to the answer), the recommendation for a happy relationship was remarkably simple. What was the advice? "Choose someone nice." Now, while I don't think the only road to a successful relationship is to be "nice," it's certainly a great place to start!
As a psychotherapist who works with both couples and individuals, I get asked this question a lot by patients, "What does a healthy relationship look like?" "What does it feel like?"