7 Critical Differences Between A Healthy Relationship & One That’s Too Good To Be True

2. Your Relationship Doesn’t Have Any Room For Growth

As your relationship goes on, the two of you should be able to grow as individuals and as a couple, as friends and lovers. But in relationships that are too good to be true, that doesn’t happen.

“A healthy relationship is built on friendship, trust, commitment and communication. These are factors in which every relationship should be built upon, and friendship is the foundation that leads to trust, commitment and communication,” Dr. LaWanda N. Evans, LPC, a licensed professional counselor, tells Romper in an email exchange.

In relationships that are too good to be true, that foundation of friendship isn’t there. “There’s no room for growth or for friendship, it’s more of going through the motion and not addressing problems that come up in the relationship because of the fear of losing each other or being single again,” Evans says.

3. Everything In Your Relationship Seems Perfect

If things seem perfect, the relationship is probably too good to be true. Dr. Patrick Wanis, PhD, a human behavior and relationship expert, tells Romper that, in healthy relationships, couples should disagree from time to time. If you don’t, it could be another sign that your relationship is too good to be true. “Because there cannot be a relationship where there’s never any disagreements, where both people see eye-to-eye on every single thing, and no matter what mistakes you make the person is either completely forgiving or completely understanding and you’re not seeing any sign of any issues,” he explains. “And the reason I’m saying that is everyone has some issues underneath.”

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