17 Signs Your Relationship Will Last a Lifetime

Every relationship reaches the point where that person you were convinced you couldn’t live without becomes the person you live with. That’s when you really find out if you married the right person.

By no means are the following 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.

(Since I’m a heterosexual male I wrote this from my perspective; the following is neither gender nor sexual orientation specific.)

1. You only have to think about what you want to say, not how you need to say it.

We all manage up, or sideways, or down, choosing our words carefully in order to frame an idea, or a suggestion, or feedback, or constructive criticism…. Oftentimes, in professional or personal settings, we feel we need to think more about how we want to say something than the essence of what we need to say.

When you’re with the right person, you don’t think about how you want to say something. You just say it, partly because you know they will understand…but also because you trust that you can work through any initial misunderstandings.

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