Top 5 Elements of a Healthy Relationship

I was delighted to be asked to contribute to an article on the ‘ Top 5 elements of a Healthy Relationship‘ for a Valentine special for Roses Only Australia. 

Roses Only

Formed in 1995, Roses Only is part of a family owned business that brings together 45 years of retail and floristry experience. It is Australia’s leading floral retailer.  Roses Only offers a wide range of exquisitely boxed long stemmed roses, gerberas, lilies tulips and variety of mixed seasonal flowers. They also supply  superb floral arrangements and bouquets, accompanied by fine French champagne, red and white wines, teddy bears and chocolates.

As part of this Valentines Day article,  several experts in Australia shared their expertise on The Top 5 elements of a Healthy Relationship.    You can read the final article HERE.

The Top Tips  included:

  • Appreciation
  • Communication
  • Laughter
  • Working as a Team
  • Your relationship with yourself

Elements of a Healthy Relationship

In this article,  Sydney Life Coach Lisa Phillips shared her tips including:

Be clear on each other’s relationship needs. For example honesty, loyalty and reciprocal healthy love. When both of you honour these needs it leads to respect, intimacy and healthy boundaries.

Open communication. Learn to ask for what you want in a relationship. Many of us tend to think our partners are mind readers or have a crystal ball. If you don’t ask for what you want, you may become resentful and frustrated.  Communicate openly and also respect what your partner has to say without judgement.

 Have fun together.  Choose a new activity you can do together and connect over laughter.

Appreciate each other even in the bad times.  Why not share a few things you like and appreciate about each other every week?

Balance. A great relationship happens when two people don’t need the other to make them happy.  It is about 2 whole people coming together not looking for someone to make you whole.

Lisa Phillips

Australian Life Coach and Confidence Coach Lisa Phillips is the author of ‘ The Confidence Coach‘ book.  Her work features regularly in the media.   To find out how Lisa can assist you, please see 

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