Are you and your partner wondering if you’ll still be together in 10 years? If so, look out for these 10 signs! They’re all indicative of a solid and lasting relationship. So don’t worry – you two are definitely on the right track. Keep up the good work!
You still say “I love you” every day.
If you tell your partner you love them every day, that’s a great sign. This is one of those little things that can make a big difference in the long run. It may not sound like much, but it is. After all, so many relationships lack passion and intimacy, don’t they? Each person becomes unhappy with the relationship because there is no connection anymore.
Saying “I love you” every day will help your relationship stay strong. You still make time for each other. Couples who last for years and years know that they need to express their love and affection for each other regularly.
And how do they do this? Simple: by saying, “I love you.”
Not just on special occasions and holidays, but every single day. Some people even include the words “I love you” in their daily conversations with each other. It shows that they want to keep the flame of love and affection alive and well and aren’t taking their partner for granted. Saying I love you daily is important because it keeps the relationship active and alive.
You want to take care of your partner.
This is a biggie! Couples who will last do their utmost best to care for their significant other. They want to make sure that their partner is happy and well-cared for, even if it means going the extra mile to make it happen.
For example, if your partner is not feeling well, you’ll take time off work to look after them. You’ll make sure that they have a healthy meal to eat and a cup of tea by their side.
This is why couples who make it last really go the extra mile to take care of each other. It’s something that they do because it makes them happy to see their loved ones healthy and well-loved.
You still make an effort to take care of your partner, and this is a good sign that you’re in it for the long haul.
You do nice things for each other.
People in successful relationships go out of their way to be kind and generous. And they don’t just do nice things for their partner during holidays or on their birthday. They are constantly doing little things to show their partner that they care.
Examples of these kinds of “nice things” might be:
- Getting your partner a small gift for no reason at all.
- Doing something extra special for your partner’s birthday, such as making a nice dinner or booking a fancy hotel for the night.
- Helping your partner with a project that they’re working on.
Couples who don’t just do nice things for each other on special occasions but consistently do nice things every day. It shows that they’re committed to each other and that they’re willing to go the extra mile to make their partner happy.
You never fight about money.
Fighting over money is one of the biggest causes of stress and tension in romantic relationships. If you’re lucky enough never to fight about money, that is an excellent sign that your relationship will stand the test of time.
If you fight about money regularly, then chances are your relationship won’t last long term. Fighting about money reveals that one or both partners are unhappy with the current financial situation in their relationship.
This unhappiness is one of the most significant relationship killers, so fighting about money will put your relationship in jeopardy.
A relationship won’t last if you don’t share the same values. This means that you have to have similar goals, morals, and ethics. If you don’t share the same values, it will be hard for your relationship to grow and thrive.
If you want to last together for years, it’s essential to share the same values and beliefs as your partner. Couples who last will be on the same page regarding parenting, religion, politics, financial goals, and other significant life issues. They won’t constantly be debating these kinds of topics.
For a relationship to last, you and your partner must be in line with each other regarding the major life decisions that both of you will make.
You still smile when you think of your partner.
Thinking about your significant other while s/he is away at work or during the day can put a smile on your face. This means that they’re still fresh in your mind and that you look forward to seeing them again later on during the day.
Couples who last cherish their time together and take time out of their busy schedules to hang out with each other. If s/he is absent from your thoughts throughout the day, then it could spell trouble for your relationship. You should miss them and be eager to see them again when they come home.
You’re supportive of each other and your goals in life.
One of the most important signs that your relationship will last is supporting each other’s goals and dreams. Couples who truly love each other will always support one another, especially when it comes to their career, interests, and personal goals in life.
A relationship where one or both partners aren’t supportive and encouraging of each other will not last. Life goals change over the years, and couples who last stick together through these changes encourage each other to pursue their dreams, even if it means living apart for a while.
If you’re both not supportive of one another’s goals, then it will spell problems for your relationship. You have to be willing to support each other as individuals and as a couple. Couples who last do precisely that.
For example, maybe your partner’s dream is to go back to school and get their Ph.D. And perhaps this means that you have to relocate. You have to be willing to support this goal, even if it means that you two will be living apart for a while.
The bottom line is that a couple who last will always support each other. Couples who don’t last aren’t as understanding and supportive of each other.
You feel a sense of security when you’re with your partner.
Most couples feel a sense of comfort and security when they’re together. They don’t feel the need to constantly check up on each other because they trust one another.
Couples who don’t last constantly doubt each other and check up on their significant others. They don’t trust that they’ll be faithful and loyal to them, so they constantly check up on them to see what they’re doing.
If you feel a sense of relief and security when you’re with your partner, then it means that deep down, you know that s/he is always going to be there for you.
Couples who last trust each other, so it’s essential to feel safe and secure when you are together. You’ll feel comfortable enough to open up and express yourself openly with your partner. If you don’t, it could cause problems for your relationship down the road.
When you’re with your partner, do you feel like s/he gets you and knows what you’re all about? Many couples say that they feel like their partner can read them like a book. They know them better than anyone else, and they get them like no one else can.
For example, maybe you start singing a song and your partner immediately knows what song it is. Or perhaps you start talking about something, and your partner can finish your sentence.
This shows that you two have this deep connection, where it feels like you really understand each other. You can feel each other’s emotions, and you know how to pick up on the subtle hints.
So if your partner knows what you’re thinking and feeling, even if s/he doesn’t say anything about it, then this is a good sign. It means that you have this special connection that is hard to find with someone else.
You are still attracted to your partner.
There’s no doubt that physical attraction fades over time in a relationship. This is something that happens to everyone.
However, if you’re still attracted to your partner, and you both still have that “spark”, then it means that you two could last. Couples who don’t have that attraction or “spark” anymore tend not to last.
They start seeing each other in a different light, and one or both partners realize that they’re just not the same people anymore. The connection isn’t there like it used to be, and they don’t have that same chemistry.
If you are still attracted to your partner, though, then it means that the connection is still there. You still find them physically attractive, and you still feel that spark every time you’re together.
Couples who last will always be there for each other. These couples want to grow old together, and they want to share their lives. They have a deep emotional connection, supporting each other’s goals and dreams.
Couples who don’t last will always doubt each other and check up on them. They don’t see their relationship as something permanent, and they don’t feel a deep connection to their partner. Most importantly, couples who last still have that physical attraction and spark after all these years together. They still feel that connection and see each other in a different light than anyone else.
So if you want to know whether or not you’ll last with your partner, then ask yourself these questions. If the answer is yes to most of them, then it means that you’ll last.
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Joanna Perez is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner, a passionate blogger, writer, traveler, wife, and mother of one boy. Joanna loves to share her thoughts on parenting, health, wellness, and lifestyle.
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