It is natural over the course of your life, to be a part of several different relationships. The problem with this is that a lot of people simply lose sight of whether their current relationship is the best they could do. The reason this happens is that there are many different factors that can either increase or decrease the amount of satisfaction you get from the relationship you are in. This article is going to list 15 different signs that the relationship you are in, is probably the best one in your life.
You Can Freely Express Yourself
A lot of people get "trapped" in relationships in which they cannot freely express themselves, or have to keep their independence. Just because you are in a relationship, it doesn't mean that you should speak up for yourself, or your needs.
Your Partner Respects Your Boundaries
This part is similar to the previous one. Every person needs to be in a relationship in which their boundaries are going to be properly respected by their partner. If your partner is trying to walk all over your personal limits than he or she is not the partner you need.
You Are Happy With the Relationship
At the end of the day, the gut feeling you have about the relationship, could be the sign you are looking for. Humans have evolved over a period of millions of years, to be able to make sense of things, without having to logically think about them.
You Make Group Decisions
The relationship that most people are happy in, is the one where you both get to "vote" for the decisions regarding the relationship. For example, when you go out, you should both talk and come to a compromise regarding where to go.
Both Partners Give Equal Efforts
When you are in a healthy relationship, you shouldn't be the only person to be giving an effort to make things work. Your boyfriend or girlfriend should also strive to provide an equal amount of effort - whether that is about making a meal at home, or doing other household chores.
You Have Mutual Trust
It can be very difficult to live with a partner with whom you do not share a mutual feeling of trust. It doesn't matter in which direction trust is missing - even if you are the one who doesn't trust your partner, that can make your life much more stressful than it should be.
There Is No Shortage in the Level of Intimacy
Another important aspect of every healthy relationship is a high level of intimacy. This isn't just about having sex - it also about the foreplay, the after-sex cuddling, as well as even holding hands while going for a walk outside.
You Spend Time Doing Things You Enjoy
If you are with a partner that respects your personal boundaries, and help you grow in your interests and hobbies, than you won't have any trouble finding time and space to enjoy the things that you like - which is the way all relationships should function.
You Have Independence
Another important aspect of being in a relationship that is right for you, is to have a high level of independence and autonomy. Independence basically means having the freedom to choose what to do, and with whom you can spend your time.
Arguments Don't Turn Into Fights
It is normal to have an argument in any relationship. There is however a difference in how to the argument is going to develop over time. In a healthy relationship, an argument doesn't have to turn in a fully-fledged fight where partners say things they didn't mean to say.
You Each Have Your Own Friends
Just because you have a boyfriend or girlfriend, that doesn't mean that your life has "stopped," or that you have to share all of your friends with your partner. In a truly great relationship, you should keep some of your friends just for yourself.
You Maintain Self-Identity
This part is in a way linked to the part about having personal boundaries and being able to do the things that you love while being in a relationship. The end effect of all that independence, is that you should be able to maintain your self-identity, no matter the duration of the relationship.
Your Friends and Family Like You Together
Given that your friends and family are going to mostly compromised of people that think the best for you, you can usually trust the advice they give regarding the people you spend time with. If your family likes your partner, that usually means that they are on okay person.
You Both Grow in the Relationship
The more time you spend doing the things you enjoy, including hobbies like playing a musical instrument, or reading fiction and non-fiction books, the more you are going to grow as a person, which is a very important thing to do in life.
You Share a Pasion for the Future
If you are in a relationship in which you are having a good time, that means that you are going to have a positive outlook and even feel passionate regarding what the future may bring for your relationship. For some people, that could be marriage, for others, something else.
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