You’ve been dating your special someone for a while now and your friends keep asking you, “So when are you two getting married?” You hate this question because it creates so much stress. You know you love your partner, and you’re pretty certain they love you! But marriage is a huge commitment to undertake. It means the rest of your life … till death do you part.
If you and your partner have the following 10 qualities in your relationship, you’ll make a great match for marriage — when the time is right for YOU.
1. Your Communication Is On Point
You can talk to your partner comfortably about anything. You feel free to express your fears, concerns and opinions without feeling judged or afraid to lose them.
2. You Want To Share Everything With Your Partner First
Whether you get that well deserved promotion at work or your co-worker just took credit for your huge project, your partner is the first person you call to share your joy or sorrow. You know they’re always there for you.
3. You LOVE Spending Time Together
You would rather hang out with your partner than anyone else. You enjoy each other’s company, whether you’re out with a group of friends partying or home together cuddled up on the couch watching TV. You both just enjoy the companionship of each other.
4. You Respect And Support Each Other
You back each other in your careers, hobbies and friendships outside of your relationship. When you’re with others, you only refer to them with respect and kindness, and your pride is evident. When you’re away from each other you’re not tempted to stray and loyalty and honesty are upheld.
5. You Both Talk About Being Together In The Future
Both of you talk about having a future commitment without fear. You feel excitement about possibly being together for the rest of your lives. You see the ability to grow together as a couple.
6. Your Partner Accepts You As You Are
Your partner loves you for the person you are and makes you feel good about yourself. Self-improvement is a great goal to strive for, but it’s SELF-improvement — you do it for yourself. People should want to grow and become better, but you need to find a partner who loves YOU and isn’t trying to change you to fit their needs.
7. Your Partner Is Baggage-Free
Your partner has released all of the emotional baggage from their past relationship. They have a clean slate, so there’s no ramification of the past to haunt you two. They’re open with a loving and healthy heart.
8. You’re (Still) Sexually Attracted To Each Other
You and your partner are best friends, but you also have that exciting tingle in the pit of your stomach when they kiss you or when your eyes meet from across a crowded room. If there isn’t sexual attraction and chemistry, the relationship won’t last.
9. You Want To Resolve Conflicts In A Healthy Way
You and your partner can work through any problems in a constructive manner. All relationships will endure conflict, but having the desire to resolve conflict and then continue loving each other is essential to a healthy and lasting bond. All relationships take work. You must want to put in the effort.
10. Your Partner Listens To You (AND Hears You)
Your partner really listens to you with interest and remembers what you say because they love you. The greatest gift you can give a person is to actually listen to them, most people listen to answer or just tune someone out.
If you have these 10 qualities in your relationship, you have a healthy relationship with every opportunity to stand the test of time!
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