You’re in a strong relationship.
It’s no secret that a lot of people are always going to wonder about the states of their relationships with their significant others. They will look and see the failed relationships that are all around them, and they will wonder if they are in the kind of relationship that has the strength to carry on. It’s perfectly normal to get nervous about the state of your relationship, especially when you consider that even your closest friends and family have tried being in broken relationships. And breakups are never easy. You know this because you have personally witnessed the destruction that it wreaks on the people involved. And so you always want to make sure that you would never have to put yourself through that kind of traumatic experience by ensuring that your romance is intense and far from dying.
But how can you tell for sure if you’re in a good relationship or a rotten one? Now, no two relationships will ever be the same. All relationships will carry very distinct personalities, and so it can be challenging to generalize what constitutes a good and healthy relationship or a weak and fragile one. Each relationship is going to be different because all human beings are different. We are all unique individuals who have extraordinary qualities about us that we bring to the relationship dynamic. And the character of the relationship as a whole is a direct result of how two people can merge their personalities into a single entity.
Now sometimes, the merging of two personalities won’t always go so well. And that’s why a lot of couples become dysfunctional with time even though things started great. As you get deeper into a relationship, you start to reveal your true selves to one another. And in those times, incompatible personalities will begin to find problems in the dynamics of their relationship. They will start to realize that perhaps the relationship isn’t going to be as easy as they initially thought it would be. And when that happens, everything starts to go downhill.
But on the other side of the spectrum, there are those relationships that act like fine wine. They get better with age. The longer that a couple stays together, the stronger that their love for one another becomes. It’s a beautiful thing to behold. These are the couples who were compatible, to begin with, and who always made it a point to work on their love and to strengthen their relationship continually. These are the kinds of couples who are built to last. And if you’re wondering where your relationship falls on this spectrum, then you just have to keep an eye out for the signs. Think that your relationship has what it takes to go all the way? Then check if your relationship applies to any of the symptoms that are listed here.
1. You are both able to freely express yourselves in the relationship.
You always give each other the platform that you both need to express yourselves. You are both ever made to feel like you can be completely honest with one another. You don’t censor each other, and you never hold anything back because you always want to promote openness in the relationship.
2. You both give each other space and independence.
You always respect each other’s individuality, and you would never want to overstep your boundaries. You are both a loving couple, but you both still make sure that you have your individual lives going on
3. You don’t feel the need to make the relationship any different than what it is.
You don’t force yourselves to adhere to whatever standards society may have set for you. You know your relationship well, and you are perfectly comfortable with how you do things as a couple. You care more about how you see one another than how others would see you.
4. You always make it a point to approach the decision-making process as a team.
You never treat one another for granted. You always make it a point to tackle life as a team. You make important decisions together because you both feed off of each other very well.
5. You promote harmony and balance in the relationship.
You both understand that a relationship can never be one-sided. There can’t be a surplus of love on one side and a deficiency of affection on the other. It must always be an equal exchange of love and intimacy in the relationship.
6. You have a deep trust and respect for one another.
There is a profound sense of respect that you have for one another, which leads to both of you establishing an excellent dynamic overall. You trust one another well enough always to be confident in each other.
7. You don’t hesitate to be physically and emotionally intimate with one another.
Intimacy is essential, and you never hold back. You never miss out on an opportunity to tell one another that you’re in love with each other.
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