16 Signs Your Relationship Is Built To Last

Are you and your partner meant to go the distance? It can be hard to tell if you don’t know what signs to look for. Of course, you want to make it to gray hair and rocking chairs but not all relationships are strong enough to last. Here are 17 signs that you and your love are going to make it to the end.

  1. You complement each other. This doesn’t mean showering each other with positive praise, although that’s important too. When you and your partner complement each other in the sense of personality styles, it makes it a whole lot easier to maintain balance on the journey of life.
  2. You communicate regularly and well. Communication is arguably the most important part of a relationship. If you and your partner know how to talk to one another about everything and anything, that’s a good sign things are looking like forever for the two of you.
  3. Your love languages are in sync. People love in different ways. A cold and calculated person may not be well suited for a person that requires a ton of emotional support. If your love styles are on par with one another, it spells good news for your relationship.
  4. Your fights never escalate to low blows. Every couple argues or fights. If your relationship is built to last, though, those fights will never turn into hour-long personal attacks of character. You’ll both keep things on topic.
  5. You know how to have fun together. This is so important. It’s not enough to have hot sex and take care of the boring stuff like bills and chores together. If you’re not having fun together, you’ll both grow old before you actually age.
  6. You have each other’s backs no matter what. Support is a much-needed component of a happy relationship and is a good indicator of how far you and your spouse are going to travel together. Being fully supportive of your partner and their healthy choices is a good sign that you’re with the right one.
  7. Physical intimacy is strong. Being physical may not be everything, but it is an important way to maintain and even increase your bond. If you and your partner can manage to keep up with the physical intimacy portion of the relationship, you can be confident that you’re made to last.
  8. You laugh together. Couples who laugh together, stay together. It’s just the way it is.
  9. There is pure respect in the relationship. It’s not enough to love the person you with and if you don’t respect your partner, that love will eventually go sour. Respect is important and a necessity for long-lasting love.
  10. You know how to manage life together. When it comes to chores and bills and all the tedious stuff about day-to-day life, you and your partner smash things every single day. When you’re not feeling up to it, your partner picks up the slack and vice versa. Things are always taken care of when you two are at the helm together.
  11. You trust each other. You can’t have a lasting relationship without trust. The distrust will eventually seep into the love and poison it until there’s nothing left. Trust is key.
  12. You never hold back your truth. You and your partner are never afraid to keep things to yourself because you know that you can tell each other everything. If your partner is your safe space and you can be completely open, there’s not much that can tear you two down.
  13. You have similar goals and want the same things.  Love is all great and all, but if you and your partner want different things, it’s not going to last. If you’re on the same page about what you want and goals for the future, it’s a good indicator that you’ll make it to where you want to go together.
  14. You say sorry. Pride is never a good thing in a relationship. Being able to apologize when you’re wrong (and everyone is wrong sometimes) is a surefire sign that you and your partner will be together forever.
  15. They make you feel like you can be yourself. You don’t want to spend the rest of your life hiding a part of yourself. If your partner is welcoming with every quirk, every flaw, and every bit of your past as you are with theirs, the relationship is on solid ground.
  16. You let go of things. Resentment grows from holding onto grudges and it will always sink a relationship. If you can resolve and truly let go of arguments and issues, it shows that you’re both willing to do the work to make things last.
Angelica Bottaro has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trent University and an Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. She began her career as a freelance writer in 2014, racking up bylines in The Good Men Project, MakeWell, LymeTime, YouQueen, and more. She eventually shifted her focus and began writing about mental health, nutrition, and chronic disease for VeryWell Health.

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