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Photo: Thomas Pajot (Shutterstock) When it comes to romantic relationships—whether they are firmly established, or still in their early stages—we are (rightfully) conditioned to pay attention to and make note of any warning signs about a person, commonly referred to as “red flags.” We won’t go into why that’s important, and what can happen if you ignore red flags, but there are reasons why the topic comes up so often in the context of romantic relationships. And while you absolutely should continue to be mindful of red flags, it’s also important to pay attention to a current or potential partner’s positive traits, too. This doesn’t mean ignoring or justifying bad behavior because of a few seemingly good qualities, but it does mean appreciating the best of what they bring to the table, and determining whether they meet your basic relationship needs (i.e. things like feeling seen, attractive, and safe). In an article for Well+Good , Natalie Arroyo Camacho spoke with a relationship expert and therapist to find out more about relationship green flags—including a few examples. Here are some to keep in mind. They are familiar—and comfortable—with themselves This usually means that a person knows what they need in a romantic relationship, and are more willing to be open and honest in conversations with you and other people as well. According to relationship expert Laurel House , one indicator of this is whether someone is capable of taking care of themselves, like working out or eating healthily—behaviors says show […]