Journaling is still such an underrated self care activity that can be applied to all areas of your life. When some people think journaling they think writing about their day, which of course is a form of journaling. However, there can be so much more to journaling.
The art of journaling can be so powerful, allowing your thoughts and feelings to scroll across the page. Discovering more about yourself and to grow. Journal prompts can be a simple way to not only discover more but prompts can inspire you and even give you direction you never knew you needed. Journaling has many health benefits including: lowered anxiety and depression, reduced blood pressure, improvement in memory as well as focus.
Whether you are currently in a relationship or not, it can be beneficial to explore your thoughts, feelings and beliefs regarding relationships. You could even talk through journaling prompts with your partner in a way to learn more about each other, or even a way to discuss something you could be avoiding.
Here are 45 journaling prompts about relationships you can try:
- What are your top 3 qualities you look for in a relationship?
- What do you enjoy about being in a relationship?
- Do you feel more confident in a relationship? If so, why do you think that is?
- What do you find helpful if you are having disagreements in your relationship?
- How do you practise alone time in your relationship?
- Is being in a relationship a high priority for you? Why?
- What are red flags for you in a relationship?
- What is your favourite thing about being in a relationship?
- What is your least favourite thing about being in a relationship?
- What feelings come to mind when you think about a positive relationship?
- What are some of your favourite things to do when you are in a relationship?
- Have you ever been in a toxic relationship? What do you think made it toxic?
- What have you learned from your last relationship?
- What have you learned about yourself in your last relationship?
- Do you like to celebrate Valentines Day when in a relationship? Why?
- What do you think helps keep a relationship fresh?
- What core values do you have that are non-negotiable in a relationship?
- How would you approach your partner if you felt there was a problem which they seemed unaware of?
- What outside influences do you think can impact a relationship?
- What advice would you give to your younger self about being in a relationship?
- Would you ever be in an open relationship? Why?
- If your partner cheated on you would you forgive them? Why? If no, would there be any circumstances where you would forgive them?
- Would you ever enter into a long-distance relationship? If yes, why?
- What do you think is key to a successful long-distance relationship?
- How do you think you or others could break the cycle of always choosing the ‘wrong’ person?
- What is the most difficult thing you have ever had to overcome in a relationship? And how did you do it?
- What is the most romantic thing someone has ever done for you and what is the most romantic thing you have ever done in a relationship?
- What is one thing you would want your partner to do but don’t/want/can’t and how do you deal with it?
- What is something your partner does that you find annoying? How do you deal with it?
- What are some turn ons and turn offs for you in a relationship?
- How long do you date someone before you enter into a relationship?
- Are you a person who likes to rush into a relationship and enjoy a fast pace? If so, why do you think that is?
- Have you ever cheated in a relationship? If yes, why do you believe you did it and what did you learn from it?
- Have you ever been cheated on? How did you deal with it? What did you learn from the situation?
- What do you think makes a good romantic relationship? What do you think makes a good family/friend relationship?
- What boundaries would/do you have in all your life relationships? And, why are they important to you?
- Have you ever had to cut out toxic relationships in your life? Who were they with, why were they toxic and how has it changed your look on relationships?
- Who would you say is your closest non-romantic relationship and why do you think that is?
- What qualities do you look for in a romantic and non-romantic relationships?
- What is the worst thing you have done in a relationship? Why did you do it and what did you learn from the situation?
- What do you like about being single?
- ‘If you don’t love yourself, how do you expect others to love you’ Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why?
- Growing up, what relationship did you look up to and why?
- What celebrity couple do you think has a great relationship? Why?
- What do you deserve in a relationship?
I hope you find these journaling prompts useful whether you are in a committed relationship or you are currently single, you explore your feelings about relationships and what you deserve.
Have you ever tried journaling prompts for relationships? What prompt do you like from this list? I’d love to hear in the comments.