“I NO LONGER BELIEVED IN THE IDEA OF SOUL MATES, OR LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. BUT I WAS BEGINNING TO BELIEVE THAT A VERY FEW TIMES IN YOUR LIFE, IF YOU WERE LUCKY, YOU MIGHT MEET SOMEONE WHO WAS EXACTLY RIGHT FOR YOU. NOT BECAUSE HE WAS PERFECT, OR BECAUSE YOU WERE, BUT BECAUSE YOUR COMBINED FLAWS WERE ARRANGED IN A WAY THAT ALLOWED TWO SEPARATE BEINGS TO HINGE TOGETHER.” ~ LISA KLEYPAS
They say that true love is like a unicorn. Most people in today’s jaded world rarely believe that the true love shebang is for them anymore. While we’re not getting into the world of discussing soul mates we can say for sure that every once in a while you do meet that one gem of a person who makes you feel like you can pull it off for the long haul. They’re rarely what (or who) you expect them to be but here are the essential features in your relationship to let you know that you’re set for life.
1. You Trust Them With Your Life
The force of trust which holds your relationship together is strong with this one. Trust is the basis for a strong lifelong relationship.
2. You Can Be Vulnerable
You can completely let your guard down around them no matter how depressed or ugly you feel. That tangled bed hair won’t matter.
3. They Back Up Their Words With Action
They’re actions back up the words they profess. They are completely dependable that way.
4. You’re Tuned To Each Other’s Needs
Communication is a key and instinctively they will understand what you need and you will know what makes them tick and you naturally work accordingly.
They’re not just your lover but also your best friend. Friendships are what make it last forever.
6. You’re Always There For Each Other
This is pretty self-explanatory. It goes right with the communication and trust which cements your relationship.
7. You Have A Good Communication System
Communication is key to any relationship and if you can work through your problems by talking to each other your relationship is a keeper.
8. You Have Fun With Each Other
You can be comfortable around each other that you can just have fun with each other. That’s how you spend quality time together. No pretense.
9. You Care
No matter the bad times you care for each other, come what may. Period.
10. Yet You Give Each Other Space
You know the value of time spent by yourself and you make sure to give space to your partner.
11. You Can’t Imagine Tomorrow Alone
That’s a surefire sign that your relationship is here to stay when it’s intrinsically connected to your vision for the future.
12. You’re Comfortable Together
The true test for comfort in a relationship is the sharing of silence. If you can just be with each other and not feel the need to fill up the emptiness with words and are comfortable just being together you’re set.
13. You’re Both Willing To Commit
Commitment is obviously the basis to deciding how far your relationship goes.
14. They Accept You For Who You Are
Again no false impressions, no pretense, you can just be you.
15. Love Trumps Pride
It’s a love shorn off all its inflated egos. You love each other and gladly live for each other.
16. They Know How To Chill
Essential to keep anyone sane in the long run is to be able to take things with a laugh and a smile.
17. Allies Forever
You are each other’s lasting and unshakeable support. That is the fundamental cocktail to a relationship which will stand the test of time.