We are always talking about what to look out for as far as red flags. Let’s talk about green flags. Don’t get so distracted looking for red flags that you overlook green flags.
No relationship is perfect and no matter how amazing someone is they will still do things we don’t like. How they react when we talk to them about that behavior is what’s important. There are several behaviors that are green flags. Let’s discuss a few of these green flags.
1. Being able to acknowledge and apologize when they are wrong – none of us really like to admit that we are wrong. Being able to admit it and sincerely apologize is crucial for a healthy relationship. 2. Able to use a calm tone of voice when fighting – Yelling and screaming is not a great way to communicate. It is also a terrible way to try to get your point across. Disagreements are a part of all relationships. Being able to discuss the issue calmly is a great attribute. 3. Listens when you talk – Whether it is something that affects them directly or just something that you like, having your partner listen to you is crucial to a strong relationship. 4. Supporting you – Whether it be supporting your ambitions or supporting you through something you are dealing with, support is something we all need.
5. Never puts you down – I don’t care if it is in public or in private. Putting your significant other down is not acceptable. That is definitely red flag behavior.
6. Compromises – I’m not talking about allowing you to walk all over them, but compromising when necessary.
Basically, we all know what red flag behavior is. So lets keep our eyes open for green flag behavior. When you do find it, that is the one you don’t want to lose. Bottom line you want to end up with someone who treats you right and helps you to be a better person.