Happily Ever After: If You See These Signs In Your Relationship, You Probably Found The One
Even in good, healthy relationships, it can be hard to discern if the person you are with is the one, or just the one for now. With there being a myriad of examples of what a great partnership looks like, you may wonder if your significant other is someone you can spend the rest of your life with.
But there are some signs you can look out for to let you know if you and your partner are going in the right direction–and don’t be deterred by hardship either.
“Even the best relationship can have difficult times. Every relationship has serious problems, concerns and even crises,” Joshua Klapow, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and Host of The Kurre and Klapow Show told Elite Daily.
“Communication is the key to keeping a relationship healthy. Talking about more than the daily tasks. Talking about the larger topics respect, honor, love, dreams, fears, concerns.”
Here are a couple more ways to figure out if you’re relationship can go the distance.
Trust goes both ways. You should be able to trust your partner and your partner shouldn’t be constantly questioning you.
“You should never have to ask your partner to trust you,” Dr. Klapow explained.
There may be a bit of an adjustment period between getting to know your S.O. and establishing boundaries in order to make sure your relationship is mutually respectful. But after you all get into a groove, respect will be the anchor of your relationship.
“Relationships are built on love and respect,” Dr. Klapow told Elite Daily. “Your partner may occasionally engage in activities that unintentionally send a signal of disrespect (They interrupt you, try to manage your time, discount your views or opinions). However once you point this out, your partner should respond with an apology and an affirmation of their respect for you.”
There Is Mutual Admiration
This one may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised to learn how many people who are together actually don’t like each other.
“In healthy relationships there is a general sense of ‘I like this person.’ Not every moment, but most every day. A feeling of attachment, closeness, and general good will towards your partner. If that is there the relationship will last,” Dr. Klapow told Elite Daily.
Throughout a lifetime, your partner is going to change as a person–the core values and characteristics may stay the same but transformation is inevitable.
“Willingness to support individual growth. Dedication to the relationship is important but support and willingness to see your partner grow, change and mature is critical. We all bring our own individual trajectory to a relationship and willingness to support that is a sign of relationship health,” Dr. Klapow.