A long term relationship is unlike any other relationship that you have with your friends. But you don’t necessarily need to have everything in common to be in a healthy relationship. In fact, we’re fairly certain that most relationship counselors would agree that you don’t have to have the same taste in music or movies to live happily ever after. It’s really all about compromise and other things that will allow you both to see a future together. So here are a couple of signs that will totally indicate if your relationship is standing tall and strong.
#1. The world outside might be chaos, but your relationship is the ultimate safe zone.
When you’re in a healthy relationship, you and your partner have essentially created a safe bubble where you can both share experiences, feel comforted and guarded, especially when everything else is falling apart.
#2. Despite your obvious imperfections, you both choose to see the best in each other.
You choose to appreciate what’s good about each other rather than nitpick and whine and find reasons to end the relationship. In essence, you’re focusing on the pros by remembering the good times rather than wasting energy on the worst sides of each other.
#3. Trust and loyalty are never an issue because you trust each other implicitly.
When you’re in a healthy relationship, the urge to check on them goes away. Even when they act a certain way that is unusual from their normal behavior, body language, and mannerism. You still put blind faith in them.
#4. You’re both grateful about the little things in life, even in the wake of a crisis.
You might have just lost your home in a tornado, a flood, or a fire, but you look at each other and are still grateful that you have each other. A relationship that practices daily gratitude will ultimately produce a positive outcome.
#5. Even though you’re married, you keep dating each other as if you’d just met.
You go to a bar, a restaurant, Disney World, or Paris… it really doesn’t matter, because you don’t need to spend quality time with anyone but the person you love. So every date feels like the first date, and not the last.