Even when you're crazy in love with someone, it can often be hard to know if he or she is "right" for you.
How do you know you won't feel differently in a year? Ten years? A lifetime?
Deciding if you can commit to someone is a deeply personal determination, and everyone has different criteria. As in any verdict, you have to start by assessing the evidence.
A relationship that's meant to be doesn't necessarily mean it will be completely effortless. All relationships take an effort from both parties in order to work.
Is he or she ”the one”? You can finally relax and figure it out using the list of positive signs below.
1. You Trust Each Other
Trust is one of the strong pillars of every relationship. The level of trust in a relationship will determine how the relationship will end (breakup or marriage. If you are with the right partner, trust should be the foundation on which your romantic relationship is built.
2. You Communicate
Communication plays an important role in a relationship. A relationship that lacks effective communication will eventually crash. When you’re with someone you really love, you listen and care about what they have to say – you don’t just wait for your turn to speak. And once you’ve listened, you speak, not only with your words but with your actions.
3. You Want The Same Things Out Of Day-to-day Life.
If you’re an active person, you’ll probably want someone who’ll go to the gym with you. If you’re a homebody, you’ll want someone who loves staying in, as well.
It’s fine to take time to pursue your own goals or interests, but if one of you is a couch potato while the other is a workaholic, there’s no chance it’ll work out.
4.You Have Stuff In Common, But Enough Differences To Keep Things Interesting.
Couples don’t have to do everything with each other (and you probably shouldn’t), but you should have some interests in common so that you have something to talk about and connect through.
Opposites might attract, but they don’t make for a long-term relationship.
5. You’re Okay With Being Bored In Each Other’s Company.
This one might sound like a weird outlier, but you know you’ve met the one when you both feel comfortable doing absolutely nothing together, Park said.
It’s easy to feel chemistry in the early phases of dating because you’re always doing something exciting or different together.
The true test of compatibility is if you’re happy doing the simple things together like grocery shopping or folding laundry.
6. There’s a near-instant feeling of familiarity.
Yes, the concept of soulmates and feeling an instant bond with someone is a bit corny. But people who’ve meet their match do often report having felt an uncanny sense of closeness right from the start.
You experience a sense of familiarity right away; his or her touch, scent, taste, comportment, language ― will be comforting and recognizable to you.
7. You’re on the same side when you fight
Every relationship has its problems. Every couple fights. But what separates a good couple where signs you are meant to be together and a bad couple is their mindset when they fight.
If you’re only trying to be right and prove your partner wrong, then you aren’t fighting correctly. You should be trying to come to a mutual ground when fighting.
8. You show each other your weaknesses
It’s okay to be down sometimes. Not everyone is always at the top of their game. If you can show your partner the moments when you’re at your worst that’s when you know you really trust them.
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