15 Surprisingly Healthy Benefits of Fidelity in a Relationship

15 Surprisingly Healthy Benefits of Fidelity in a Relationship

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Infidelity has, unfortunately, become common in relationships, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, you can experience fidelity in your relationship and have a healthy, fulfilling relationship.

Research identifies infidelity as a cause of significant relationship issues, stress, and messy situations. On the other hand, Fidelity offers many benefits to you personally and to your relationship.

Knowing the benefits of fidelity in a relationship can help you resist temptation. Once you see all the good from having a trustworthy and faithful relationship, you won’t want anything else.

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Fifteen Mental Health Benefits of Fidelity in a Relationship

It turns out that staying faithful to your partner provides emotional and mental stability.

1. You Will Experience Security, a Deep Connection, and a Sense of Partnership

Security, connection, and partnership are essential in a healthy romantic relationship. All three of these things require commitment and loyalty from both partners.

When both people feel like the relationship is only between them, it gives a sense of partnership. It shows that you are in it together, and no matter what happens, you will be there to support one another.

Experiencing security in your relationship means that both partners will feel comfortable being away from one another. There will be no second-guessing the other’s intentions, and you can live free of the constant worry.

When you’re loyal, you can also form a stronger emotional connection with your partner. You will both be more comfortable with one another, and there is strength in that feeling.

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2. You Will Feel More Confident and Prouder of Yourself

Fidelity in a relationship fosters positive character traits, including confidence and integrity. The way you live your private life is where you develop these positive qualities.

When there is infidelity, the rest of that person’s life seems to crumble, too. They lose their confidence and no longer feel proud of who they are. If you stay faithful, though, this doesn’t happen, and you can continue feeling good about yourself.

Plus, you don’t want to be the reason for your partner’s pain, which will drain your self-confidence. If you have family, you will feel ashamed to hurt them all and let them down.

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3. There Will Be More Respect

In an honest, committed relationship, there will be more respect. This allows you to show respect to your partner in the most important way. Plus, your partner will respect you for being faithful, and others will respect you for showing your loyalty.

4. It Boosts Your Overall Well-Being

Those in a healthy relationship tend to be happier, more fulfilled, and more relaxed. Plus, people in this type of relationship typically smile more than those that experience infidelity in their relationship.

5. You Will Experience True Love Fully

If you split your time and commitment between two people, you won’t experience loving someone fully. Instead of spreading yourself between two relationships, you can focus on your partner and give your all to the relationship.

Only if you commit yourself fully to one person will you experience true love. If you stay faithful, you will have the chance to experience real love with them.

6. You Can Enjoy Deeper Intimacy With Your Partner

When all of your energy and emotion are focused on your one partner, you will experience more intimacy. With all of it focused on one person, you will connect to a level that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. It boosts the quality of your connection, and your experiences will be incomparable.

7. You Won’t Deal With As Much Stress or Drama

Sneaking around with someone else behind your partner’s back is stressful. You will spend so much time trying to cover your tracks and creating lies that will work. This situation causes indescribable stress, and your well-being will suffer.

On the other hand, if you are faithful, you will have peace of mind. You won’t have to worry about your partner finding out about infidelity, and you can be honest. You won’t have excessive drama in your relationship with fidelity, either.

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8. You Will Be a Good Role Model

Other people are watching you. When they see that you are faithful to your partner, it shows them that they can do the same. It will help them stay loyal and resist temptation.

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9. You Will Have Trust in the Relationship

When there is no infidelity in your relationship, there will be trust between you. With confidence, you will be comfortable opening up and having deep discussions. Plus, you will feel more comfortable in your relationship if you trust your partner.

Another benefit of fidelity is that you can demand the same from your partner if you are faithful. If you have been unfaithful, you can’t expect your partner to treat you differently than you treated them.

10. You Will Have More Meaningful Friendships.

You might not realize that the way you handle your relationship reflects on your friendships. Good friends won’t find it acceptable for you to be unfaithful to your partner. They will see it as disrespectful and question your loyalty to all of your relationships, including your friendship.

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Instead, the people you want to be friends with are the ones that expect you to be honest and trustworthy. They will notice that you treat your partner with respect and resist temptation. This recognition will help them see that you are a positive person to have in their lives.

11. You Will Always Have Your Best Friend Around

When you are in a healthy relationship, your partner often becomes one of your best friends. If you betray them, however, you lose your relationship and your friendship as well. Staying in a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship requires loyalty.

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For most people that cheat, the thrill eventually fades away. Then, they want to go back to what they once had with their partner. You can’t ever make things the same as they used to be if infidelity has been an issue, though.

Even if your partner wants to give you another chance, the damage has already happened. The relationship you once had is destroyed. You will likely never experience being in a relationship with your best friend again.

12. Karma Will Catch up With You

Depending on how you look at it, this could be beneficial or a problem for you. If you are faithful to your partner, you can find comfort knowing that your karma will be good. As long as you do what is right, you won’t have to worry about anything.

13. You Will Know You Have Good People in Your Life

When there is infidelity in your relationship, the person you are unfaithful with likely isn’t trustworthy. If they know you are in a relationship but spend this time with you anyway, they don’t have your best interests in mind. They are honoring their own selfish needs and desires instead.

While the person might make you feel good at the time, it won’t last. The other person doesn’t care about the stress or drama they are causing in your home life. Of course, this isn’t to say that you are innocent in the situation, but neither are they.

Eventually, they will do you wrong, too. If the person is willing to be part of your infidelity, they will likely do it to you. However, if you refrain from being unfaithful, you won’t have to worry about this.

Experiencing fidelity in your relationship, on the other hand, helps you form genuine, meaningful relationships. You can rest assured that you have good people in your life that won’t cause you stress or pain. Plus, you won’t have to worry about being the victim of infidelity if you know the people in your life are good.

14. You Will Learn About Loyalty

Everyone has heard of loyalty and generally understands it, but it goes deeper than that. You won’t truly learn about commitment until you are in a faithful relationship where you are faithful to your partner. Making your significant other the only one you are in a relationship with will allow you to value their reliability and dependability.

15. Your Home Life Will Be Better

If you have kids, you must consider them to have stable, healthy relationships. With infidelity in their parents’ relationship, kids will experience trauma and grow in a dramatic, stressful household. By avoiding unfaithfulness, you can ensure that your children aren’t exposed to that type of emotional trauma.

Plus, seeing fidelity in your relationship will help your children learn about healthy relationships. Kids learn from the actions and behaviors of their parents, so make sure to set a good example. Your kids are paying attention even when you think that they aren’t.

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Final Thoughts on Surprisingly Healthy Benefits of Fidelity in a Relationship

While infidelity seems to be expected in relationships, yours doesn’t have to be that way. Even better, there are many mentally healthy benefits of fidelity. These benefits will help you grow as a person while strengthening your relationship with your partner.

Knowing the benefits can help you continue being faithful in your relationship. If you want a loving, fulfilling relationship, fidelity is required.

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Sarah Barkley is a lifestyle blogger and freelance writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Literature from Baker College. She is experienced in all things related to parenting, marriage, and life as a millennial parent, but loves to learn new things. She enjoys the research that goes into a strong article, and no topic is off-limits to Sarah. When she isn't writing, she is immersed in a book or watching Gilmore Girls. Sarah loves reading classic novels but also enjoys a good thriller.

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