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Despite our best efforts,
love always seems to be completely out of our control.
It lifts us up like a feather in the wind,
whisking us away to a completely new world,
full of new experiences and unforgettable memories.
But while it might raise us to new heights,
love has the power to slam us back down to earth,
just as quickly.
Make no mistake,
we are at the mercy of love,
all we can do is search for that special someone
to hopefully spend the rest of our lives with.
But which signs should we be looking for
when we think we found the one?
Here are seven signs your love will last a lifetime.
1.You share comfortable silences.
Love is all about mutual understanding,
and when you truly know the person you’re with,
you don’t feel the need to fill the air with small talk.
Communication is definitely important when it comes to relationships,
don’t get us wrong,
but when you can share a comfortable silence with the one you love
and are simply content with each other’s presence,
it could be a sign that your connection
will last the lifetime.
2.You think about each other when you’re apart.
True love doesn’t give you much of a break,
from the moment you wake up
to your last yawn as you fall asleep,
your partner dominates your thoughts.
You don’t just think about your loved one,
you wonder where they are,
who they’re with,
and whether or not they’re okay.
But this should not be confused with co-dependency.
Thinking about each other
doesn’t necessarily mean you’re reliant on each other,
it just means you care a great deal about your partner.
If you find your thoughts wondering into
the realms of your relationship throughout the day,
it could be a sign that it’s destined to last forever.
3.You communicate with each other.
Ask many old couples why their relationship lasted so long,
and many will point out one important factor,
It’s a simple part of a successful relationship,
but it binds couples together for many decades if done right.
Communication is more than just asking your partner how their day was,
or deciding what to eat for dinner.
Deep meaningful communication involves challenging your partner,
stripping away the barriers
and being vulnerable to really allow yourgenuine personalities to connect.
4.Your arguments make you stronger.
There’s nothing wrong with arguing in a relationship.
In fact, most marriage counselors would agree that it’s healthy
and that couples who don’t argue at all
are probably doing something very wrong.
Arguments allow you to get things off your chest,
bottling everything up inside is a recipe for disaster.
Arguments shouldn’t drive partners apart,
the most passionate couples discover that
their arguments actually make them stronger.
They make changes,
compromise with one another
and learn more about themselves and each other in the process.
If this sounds like your relationship,
it could last a lifetime.
If you’re interested in some strategies,
we recommend watching Winter Susan’s video on stop arguing
start brainstorming for solutions together.
She talks about putting the problems on the table.
5.You help build each other up.
The concept of a power couple
is much more than just two highly successful people in a relationship.
There’s nothing better than being with someone
who helps build you up into something much more than
you could have achieved on your own.
Helping your partner become a better person is the ultimate act
of love and affection.
You don’t just want to take care
of them and be comfortable with them, you want to
you want to push them higher
and help them improve their own life.
However, it’s worth stating
that not everyone is willing to accept help from others.
Acknowledging that we need help is often just
as hard as giving help to others.
but in a strong lasting relationship,
this just isn’t an issue.
Both partners are humble enough to
accept each others help and loving enough
to build each other up into amazing people.
6. You don’t feel the need to cheat.
We know, this one seems pretty obvious,
but consider this, how many couples can honestly
say that they’ve never even entertained the thought of cheating?
Most of us have at least considered it at one point,
even if it was just a fleeting moment of weakness.
In many ways,
it’s a natural thought process and nothing to be ashamed of.
Even the strongest couples let their thoughts wonder.
But if you’re in a relationship that’s destined to last forever,
you never really take those thoughts seriously.
It crosses your mind
for an instant and then fades away as quickly as it came.
7. You set realistic expectations.
In the world of social media and reality TV,
it’s easy to set unrealistic expectations
Everyone has their own idea of a dream romance,
it might include a happy ending with a mansion,
a fancy car and endless vacations to luxurious beaches.
But if your relationship is going to last forever,
you’re probably not setting these
kinds of unrealistic expectations.
In the end, you have each other and that’s enough.
It’s easy to get swept away
with what you think our relationship is supposed to be
but the truth is that it’s different for everyone.
If it’s really meant to last forever,
you’re fine with how your relationship progresses naturally.
What do you think makes for a happily ever after?
Leave us a comment below
and tell us what makes for a lasting relationship.
We also have a video on signs they’re a keeper.
Be sure to check it out.
You won’t regret it.