At times, you might feel that your relationship is going through a down phase. But there are certain signs which prove that you’re doing better than you think. So, we narrowed down a few ways you can tell if you're in a strong relationship. If these are some of the things happening in your life, then you have a reason to smile bigger.
1. You two make time for each other
You know what he likes and he knows what you like. You both spend time together doing things you both like doing. For instance, if you enjoy Bollywood romantic movies and he doesn’t, he still makes an effort to go with you for one.
2. You’re okay with spending time away from each other
Space is important in a relationship. If you both let each other be, it helps strengthen your bond. If you both encourage each other to make plans with your respective friend’s circle or go on holidays without each other - your relationship is headed in the right direction.
3. You occasionally fight
Arguments are natural and happen between every couple in a relationship. Although, what’s important is how you both treat these fights and patch up after it. It is not about winning or losing, rather about making the other one understand your viewpoint in a peaceful manner.
4. Rely on each other
Ups and downs are a part and parcel of life but if you and your partner know that you both can rely on each other, you both can survive any situation. You are each other’s strength and support system.
5. You accept each other’s flaws
Nobody is perfect. And if you both are able to accept each other just the way you are, it speaks a lot about your relationship.
6. You consult each other
A relationship is always a joint effort. If you both consult each other before making a big decision, it shows that you both truly care about the other person’s opinion.
7. You drive each other to do better
If your relationship makes you want to be a better person and makes you want to improve yourself, it means you are in the right relationship.
8. Finances are discussed
When you’re in a serious and committed relationship - money is not a topic you should shy away from. You should be able to talk about finances openly and set and share financial goals for each other.
Sex is an important part of a relationship. But it’s not only about physical attraction and satisfaction and also about the friendship and bond you share. You both should feel connected and secure, both in and out of bed.
10. You’re comfortable with the silence
If you both can sit next to each other and yet do your own thing, you both have achieved a milestone in your relationship. There might be some silent moments, but these don’t bother the two of you. Since you both are so comfortable with each other, you can co-exist in any situation.
11. Your relationship is your safe place
You both feel safe with each other and can open up about everything in life. You can confide in each other and spill your inner secrets - because you know that this person would never let anything out.
12. You both discuss the future
If you and your guy discuss the future together and make long term plans, it shows that you both are serious about your relationship. Discussing the future shows how secure you both feel with each other.
13. The golden words
You both don’t shy away from using the golden words - ‘I’m sorry,’ ‘Thank You’ and ‘I love you’ to each other.