A healthy relationship is…

Earlier in my life, I spent a lot of time trying to figure people out. I was confused by some people’s inconsistency or hot & cold manner in which they treated me. Throughout the majority of my adulthood, there has been one person who has always been there for me in a loving and consistent way and that’s my husband.

I met him when I was 22. I don’t have strong family ties due to some unhealthy circumstances in my childhood, so I was just out in the world trying to make a life for myself. He was 26 and comes from a big, tight-knit Catholic family, and he’s never had to fend for himself.

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Ignore the white Solo cup… the focus of this post is on healthy relationships!

Where I grew up rough and experienced tough love, he grew up gently and experience a nurturing kind of love. For the past 16+ years, he has showered this kind and nurturing type of love upon me. (Sometimes, I don’t know why because I am far from perfect, but I have also learned not to question too much when you have a good thing.)

This experience, along with being a journalist for many years and having to interview people and quickly “read” them, has giving me an acute awareness as to what a healthy relationship is versus what a healthy relationship is not.

Click the arrow button on the right side of the image below about what I have learned to look out for in friendships, personal and professional relationships, social interactions, etc… and let me know if it helps you to glow and/or grow.

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Markette Sheppard

Markette Sheppard is an Emmy award-winning TV host, children's book author, marketing executive and founder of Glow Stream TV. Follow her online @markettesheppard and @glowstreamtv.

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