26 Green Flags Every Relationship Needs
Start writing a post

I'm tired of hearing about the telltale red flags of a relationship and I don't want to give more attention to that toxicity. Just break up already and find someone that brings green flags into your life. Relationships can be amazing and every cautionary sign can be opposed by a mushy gushy romantic one.

If you have green flags in your relationship, you know that the partnership brings positivity into your life. Your healthy relationship is on the right track and you are genuinely happy.

You are supported, loved, and cared for.

If there are no red flags, make sure that there are some green flags in your relationship:

Always listens to you

Listens to your stories, your complaints, your mumbles. You always have an ear to rely on because they want to hear what you have to say.

Cheers you up when you have a bad day

Whether that's making you dinner, giving you a foot massage, or just making you laugh, they know just how to flip that frown upside down.

You don't have to tell them how to treat you

They just do it naturally.

Gives you the last piece of pie

My boyfriend's dad says, "True love is when you're both starving on a stranded island, but you choose to give your partner your portion of food." I would never let that happen and I know my boyfriend wouldn't accept the meal either, but it's the thought that counts.

Enjoys being around your friends

Just imagine you're in "Friends."

A unique language

My parents have their own secrete language and there are times when I have no idea what they are talking about.

Security not jealousy

Your relationship isn't on the rocks when you wave to a random stranger.

Time away doesn't mean time apart

I've been in a long distance relationship for awhile, but we talk 24/7. This communication is everything to me.

Confession: on more than one occasion we have both fallen asleep on FaceTime and, to our surprise, woken up the next morning still on FaceTime.

Not embarrased or shy

There comes to a point when you just let go, come out of your shell, and be real. If that means fart, go ahead and just toot away.

Sends things to you that reminds them of you

You can't help but smile when they tag you in a post on Facebook.

They think you're beautiful all the time

When you don't have any makeup on and are rocking your stained sweats, your beauty shines. If they think you're prettiest when you aren't trying, that's when you know they love you.

Says sorry

We all make mistakes, but those who own up to it and apologize, really care.

Compromises

A relationship that can find a middle ground is a stable one.

Does the little things that matters most

No matter how many grand gestures someone does for you, the true sparks of love flicker in bursts throughout the day.

Learns from mistakes

If they ever make you uncomfortable, upset, or angry, they consciously make an effort to not step on your toes again.

Doesn't watch Netflix shows without you

Unless you've made and signed an agreement.

Traveling is exciting but so is snuggling by a fire

You don't need an adventure to enjoy your time together.

Remembers you throughout the day

That one, "I miss you," text means a lot.

Pet-approved

Your dog, cat, or hamster is the honest-to-goodness stamp of approval.

Knows how to read you

Just by a look or by an "I'm fine," text, they know what you're thinking and feeling. I involuntarily pout like a baby when I'm upset, so it's pretty easy to tell when I need a hug.

Has a real conversation

The jokes, movie-talk, and gossip are all fun and games, but at the end of the day, you need someone who can hold a genuine, serious conversation.

Supports you

They are your biggest cheerleader and incredibly proud of your achievements.

Protects you

Overprotection is never healthy, but there isn't anything wrong with caring and wanting to make sure you're safe.

Makes you laugh and laughs at your jokes

Doesn't laugh at you (well, maybe a little bit).

Takes care of you when you're sick

No matter how much they hate germs, they will always be there to wipe up your snot. If I had a boyfriend who didn't care to come to check up on me, I would dump him in a heartbeat.

The love is unquestionable

No more love me, love me nots, there is no doubt that they love you and there is nothing better than feeling secure.

Report this Content

"Schitt's Creek" has quickly become an absolute fan favorite in the US and Canada and their seven wins at the Emmy Awards last night proves just that.

Keep Reading... Show less

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any more unpredictable, we find out that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87 of complications from pancreatic cancer.

Regardless of where you might stand politically, you can't deny that the was a very honorable woman, who has accomplished a lot in her lifetime. Writing majority opinions for many cases such as United States v. Virginia, and Olmstead v. L.C., she has paved the way for many women, showing that no matter what obstacles stand in your way, you can achieve your goals.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Coronavirus, The Arizona State Legislature, And The 2020 Election

The Arizona State Legislature might shift its majority in the House and Senate come 2021.

168

Arizona State Senator Martín Quezada spoke today on legislative changes that may occur in 2021 due to the possibility of Arizona becoming a bipartisan state.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Asked 27 People What Positive Things Happened To Them Despite The Pandemic, And Their Answers Are Inspiring

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King Jr.

109
https://unsplash.com/photos/DWaC44FUV5o

Let's be real: COVID SUCKS! So many events have been ruined and not being able to see friends and families really blows. But, I reached out to people and asked if anyone had anything positive happen for them despite the pandemic and I got so many answers!!! Here are a few that were shared with me!

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

RBG Just Passed Away, And Trump Is Already Jumping At The Chance To Replace Her

I think it's a worse time than ever to put another conservative on the Supreme Court.

93

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, otherwise known as RBG, sadly passed away Friday, September 18 after a battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer. This woman was tough, no doubts about that. This was her fifth — yes, you read that correctly — bout with cancer over the span of two decades.

Keep Reading... Show less
Paramount Pictures

From the iconic one-liners to the Plastics themselves, "Mean Girls" has gained a cult following of millions of fans.

Since its birth 16 years ago, the movie has expanded into a whole empire consisting of a sequel, pop vinyls, and even a Broadway musical.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

What 'Grey's Anatomy' Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Are you ambitious like Cristina? Devoted like April? Find out below!

1607
ABC

Scroll through to find out which character from the famous medical drama suits you best.

Keep Reading... Show less

I didn't believe the notification when it came through to my phone: Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died from complications due to cancer.

Keep Reading... Show less
NBC

By now, I'm pretty sure we can all agree that 2020 has been a rollercoaster ride of a year. Luckily, we are almost at the end (thank God!)!

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am Chandler Bing almost to a T, which is why I thought it would be fun to pick out some of his one-liners that explain this year all too well.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments