The early stages of every relationship are super fun! Couples enjoy the closeness, the constant communication through texts, SMS and calls, and times when it’s difficult taking your hands off one another.
Every couple wants this romance to last forever. However, making a relationship last is not easy!
Knowing whether or not your relationship will last isn’t always obvious. Relationships can go through all kinds of different changes, from life changes to stressful changes. How you handle your relationship and all of the things that life throws at you can tell you how well your relationship will last.
By no means following are the only important aspects of a relationship: physical attraction, intimacy, trust…the list goes on and on.
But other qualities definitely matter, too. And those qualities are definite signs you are with the right person because the right person supports and helps you personally, professionally… and to make your dreams come true.
Here are some signs that your relationship will last a lifetime.
#1. You only have to think about what you want to say, not how you need to say it.
To avoid offending people, we think long and hard about what we’re about to utter from our mouths. But when you’re with the right person, it doesn’t matter in the least what you say, or how you say it.
#2. Having fun together
It should come as no surprise that the person you’re meant to spend the rest of your life with, fills you with absolute joy in their presence. Almost every single moment feels like it’s filled with adrenaline.
#3. When you have bad news, your spouse is the first person you want to tell — not the person you most dread telling.
When good things happen, plenty of people can’t wait to tell their partner.
But what about when something bad happens–and especially if that “something bad” is in some way your fault? That’s a much harder conversation to have.
If you’re with the right person, though, that is the first conversation you want to have: You know she’ll listen, commiserate, empathize…and then help you find ways to make a bad situation better.
#4. Your partner doesn’t remain angry for long
While being angry is part and parcel of any relationship. Remaining angry for abnormally long bouts is a sign of a damaged relationship. You want to measure if it’s normal for your partner to remain angry for 3 days straight, or if he’s just angry around you.
#5. Fights lead to constructive arguments
Having fights is a part of every relationship. However, it shows when a fight is getting out of hand with lies and blames. If your fights convey feelings and lead to make your relationship better, you are on the right track with something solid.
#6. A lot of kissing
Kissing is the most distinguishing feature of all romantic relationships. As time passes, the importance of a kiss grows significantly. A single kiss can convey a lot. Researchers found out that the more you kiss, the more satisfied you would be in your relationship.
#7. Your partner never lets you give up on yourself.
Your partner will always encourage you and stand by to support you. Whether you’re going through a psychological mess or trying to figure out your finances. Your better half would go out of their way to support you in your struggles.
#8. Mutual respect and understanding
No relationship can last if there’s no respect. Respect for one another’s emotions, opinions, autonomy and life goals- all of those things are extremely important for a relationship to last forever. If there’s no respect, you may find that your relationship will suffer. As long as you have respect for your partner in the way that you would want them to respect you, then things will work out.
#9. Your partner cares more about doing something with you than whatever you actually do.
If you don’t know there’s a difference — and you don’t feel the same way about your significant other — then you aren’t with the right person.
#10. Your partner forgives… and also forgets.
When one person makes a mistake especially a major mistake it’s easy for their partner to forever view them through the lens of that mistake. That’s the easy thing to do. It’s much harder to move past a mistake and put it behind you.
When you’re with the right person, you see living proof that to forgive may be divine… but to forget can be even more divine.