8 Signs You’re A Power Couple That Everyone Else Is Jealous Of

Ever look at two people and think, “Wow — they’ve really got it all”? It happens a lot in Hollywood, but it can happen in real life as well. A power couple is a couple that is seemingly completely put together. People have never seen them fight, and they seem to work like clockwork. Oftentimes, both of them also have great jobs that mean they’re successful in their own right. They don’t need to depend on each other for money, making them an even bigger force to be reckoned with. Of course, power couples often make others a little jealous. Here’s how you can tell if you’re in one.

  1. Your friends don’t really know what you or your husband do. They know you work in offices and dress professionally. They also know that you’re often on your phone and holding meetings. But if they were to describe your title, they’d come up short. That’s because the job you have probably isn’t something they’re all too familiar with. And if they asked what you did on a day-to-day basis, they’d get a little confused. You’re just at a completely different level in your career.
  2. You and your significant other have different personalities that just click together. A power couple can work well independently, but when they’re together, they’re truly dynamic. If you’ve managed to pick someone that fills in all your weaknesses — and vice versa — you were meant to be. Maybe he plans all the trips while you take care of the day-to-day. Or, perhaps you pay the bills while he schedules home services.
  3. Both of you are the go-to people if anyone has a question about life. Whether it’s home care, having kids, or making changes with a career, you’re often giving out advice on a daily basis. A lot of times, friends might gravitate towards you and your partner since, in their heads, you both have all of the answers. That’s a big sign that people think you have your act together.
  4. You don’t worry about money. Everyone should have a firm grasp on their finances, but if either of you want something enough, you go and buy it without worry. Power couples just know what they want out of life and they often have the jobs to support larger purchases. Some people might get a little envious, especially if you’re the first couple to buy a house or get a luxury car. However, as long as you don’t rub it in, it shouldn’t be a huge issue.
  5. Friends might be hesitant to tell you of their romantic encounters. Sometimes when you’ve found happiness, other friends tend to back off since they feel like you can no longer relate to their situation. That said, if you’ve been dating someone and are close to “power couple” standard, your friends may shield you from the embarrassing, alcohol-infused dates they suffered through. And, that’s because they mentally put you on another level. They might even assume you’ll think down on them for having a bunch of failed connections.
  6. Also, you might hear “You wouldn’t understand!” more frequently. The truth is, you probably do understand. After all, you were likely once single and in a rut yourself. But sometimes, when someone appears to be happy and content in their romantic life, friends forget that. Hearing “you wouldn’t understand” can be very hurtful. That being said, it’s probably a good sign that your friend has been striking out a lot. You might want to give them some space for a little bit.
  7. You’ve been together for a long time. Power couples don’t just emerge overnight. It takes a lot of time, loyalty, and connection to become part of one. And that means that you’ve likely put a ton of time and love into the relationship for years. That kind of dedication may make people jealous if they haven’t been able to hold a relationship for very long.
  8. You and your partner are very supportive of each other’s careers, even if it brings challenges. The two of you would both be willing to move to a different state for a good opportunity. You also have a good eye out for job opportunities, or simply life opportunities. The two of you refuse to settle and are each other’s biggest fans. If your partner needs to go to a conference on the other side of the world, you don’t lament over their absence. Instead, you’re excited that they’ve gotten the opportunity. And, it’s possible you already bought a set of tickets to visit.
Karen Belz is a New Jersey native who is currently living in Maryland. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication with a focus in Broadcasting and Print Media Studies from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Since graduating, she has written for sites like LittleThings, HelloGiggles, and Scary Mommy and is currently an e-commerce editor at Bustle.

When she's not writing, she enjoys making her phone run out of memory after taking too many photos of her dog. You can find her on Twitter @karenebelz or on Instagram @karenbelz.