Do you want the perfect formula to make your relationship last forever? Sadly, it doesn't exist. But here's the good news: there ARE signs! Important traits that all successful couples share. If your relationship has them, consider it a strong beacon of happiness ahead. Here's 4 signs your relationship is built to last:
- The trust factor: in a relationship, trust is everything. If you feel comfortable and confident that your partner won't do things to hurt you and is not going to cheat on you, then you may have a winning team.
- You support each other: the world can be a scary place, and one of the best parts about having a partner is having someone on your side when the going gets tough. If you feel like your partner believes in your dreams and is there to listen when you need to talk something out, that's a big part of a long-lasting relationship.
- You hold each other accountable: partnerships mean being kind, but it also means speaking your truth when they do something that upsets you. Staying quiet doesn't lead to happiness, so knowing when to call your partner out in a healthy way will only make your love stronger and last longer.
- You show physical love: though it's important to show your partner love and support through your words, keeping up some form of physical love is important. This doesn't just have to be sex — making sure to give your partner a kiss when you leave for work or holding their hand while running errands are other, more subtle ways to connect physically. Even if it doesn't come naturally, keeping up a routine of showing physical affection can make all of the difference.