3 ways to be in a healthy relationship according to a celebrity psychologist

Being in a relationship isn't always easy, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Sometimes lack of communication and empathy can lead to dysfunction. If you feel like your relationship isn't as healthy as you'd like it to be, don't fret. Celebrity life coach and psychologist, Dr. Cheyenne Bryant, is here to help by sharing her three expert tips for creating a healthier relationship:

1. Practice self-love

Not to sound cliché, but everything starts with self. We produce who we are. That's why it's so important to practice compassion, understanding, and love toward ourselves. This provides a solid foundation from which we can love others. The saying is true: if you don't love yourself, you can't love others.

2. Communicate honestly

Communication isn't just about expressing yourself. Effective communication is all about being honest and transparent with others, especially your partner. You should trust your partner enough to where you can communicate with them openly about your thoughts and feelings. Communicate from the perspective of seeking to understand your partner, which requires compassion.

3. Drop the ego

Instead of focusing solely on your own needs, you should come from a place of love and compassion with an open heart and mind. Create an environment where you feel safe enough to be authentic with one another and communicate your needs respectfully and lovingly.

Follow these guidelines not just for the love month of February but for every month throughout the year to grow and sustain a healthy relationship with your partner.

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