10 Relationship Goals That Actually Matter

We see the hashtag everywhere on really silly things like pictures of couples with matching sneakers on social media, but it’s time to get real about #relationshipgoals. Only certain ones actually matter when it comes to true happiness and longevity as a couple, so if you want a real relationship, strive for something more important than an Instagram-worthy moment.

Being able to travel together without driving each other insane. Traveling with anyone could easily go sour, because it can be stressful, and after a while you could get sick of each other. If you’re dating someone you can travel with,  that could lead to a lot of amazing experiences together, minus the headache of constant bickering about what you’ll do and where you’ll go.

Getting along with the parents. If he’s really close with his parents, then you’ll want to be accepted by them so there won’t be any friction. Hopefully the parents make this task easy for you, but if they don’t, there are still some tricks you can use.

Not feeling pressured to be “done up” for your guy every day. In the very beginning, you go to bed with a little makeup on and you are very aware of the clothes you wear, but you can’t be like that forever. The real goal should be that you just feel comfortable being with your guy no matter what you wear and he still looks at you like you’re a supermodel.

Becoming best friends, not just romantic partners. Yes, it’s important to have romantic chemistry, but being friends is important, as well. You should feel comfortable talking to each other and joking with each other just like you would with one of your pals.

Having the best sex you can together. Some might think being in a long-term relationship means you have to accept that the passion will fade, but that’s a lie. Once you find someone you love, you both should continue to strive to please each other in bed.

Achieving unconditional love. It’s tough, because that type of love typically is from family, but it’s possible to love your partner unconditionally. It just takes trust and time to get there. Eventually when you know each other completely and know the other has your back, you’ll start to move towards this.

Being able to properly communicate. Lack of communication can tank any relationship, no matter how much you love each other. Learn how to speak about your feelings and resolve things properly without hurting each other so arguments can be resolved.

Growing together and staying in love. Being in a lasting relationship means you’ll both inevitably grow and change, but the real trick is doing that together so that you won’t be torn apart. Once you have this down, then there won’t be much that can tank your relationship.

Getting on the same page about your future. Sure, you both might be good now, but where is this heading? Do you both see each other having the same kind of lifestyle in the future? This is definitely a goal since you don’t want to waste your time.

Making it last forever. We often joke about making silly things our relationship goals, but having someone to spend the rest of your life with is probably the biggest one we all have deep down. It’s also probably the scariest one since it’s such a huge feat, but if you reach the other goals, it should make reaching this one easier.

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