Dating is not an easy thing to do, tons of things can go wrong, and we can end up way too close to people who don’t have our best interests in mind. Whether you feel like your relationship is a good one or not, there are many things that should be considered overall.
Whether you’ve been with your partner for a few weeks, months, or years you know that a lot goes into making things work. You can’t just throw two people together and expect them to fall in love and build a connection. Relationships go through ups and downs which can in some cases be more than enough to ruin things.
Below I am going to go over some of the things that make up a strong relationship and what makes those things so important. Each one is something that a strong relationship will not be lacking. How strong is your connection with your partner and are the two of you really on the same page?
1. You appreciate each other’s presence.
You do not take advantage of each other. Being together is something you really enjoy. Even just spending some time together is more than enough to leave you feeling grateful.
2. Respect is clearly present above all else.
You and your partner respect one another and do not cross each other’s boundaries. This sense of respect is not something that should ever be compromised on. There has to be mutual respect for things to truly work properly.
3. You are free to share your hopes, dreams, and so forth with one another.
When you’re in a positive relationship you have to be able to share your hopes, dreams, and other things with the people you care about. This is a way of really getting to know them but also letting them in. You are able to build some great foundation from here.
4. You’ve made it through some serious rough patches.
If you and your partner have made it through some rough times you are stronger for it. Each thing we make it through together helps us grow in a manner we otherwise would not have been capable of. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, period.
5. You can really be yourself with your partner.
When you’re with someone that makes you feel so comfortable that you can really be yourself, you’ve hit the jackpot. You should always in your romantic relationships be with people who make you feel like you’re worth a million bucks as you are. They should never want you to change or try to turn you into someone you’re not.
6. You don’t ignore one another.
Strong relationships are not built on the quiet treatment. Strong couples never ignore one another. They always talk things out.
7. You constantly work to build one another up.
When you’re with someone who is a good match for you, you’re going to work to really build one another up. No one is going to be torn down and everyone is going to have their needs met. While it seems a bit hard to grasp, this is one of the best things about being in a strong relationship.
8. You are great friends above all else.
Being friends is important. Sure, you’re romantically involved but you have to like one another without all of that first to really settle things in. Many people overlook this one and because of that end up in some pretty toxic situations.
9. You are still intimate and make it an important part of things.
Regardless of how long you’ve been together you prioritize being intimate with one another. Intimacy is important when it comes to real positive relationships. You can’t expect everyone to feel good when their needs are not being met.
When you need a second to yourself you’re able to go take it. As a couple, you both understand how important alone time is. While you might do a lot together sometimes people just want to be alone.
11. You surprise each other.
No matter how long you’ve been together you still surprise one another from time to time. This shows that you care and makes your love known. While it doesn’t have to be anything over the top, it can make a big difference in how your partner feels.
12. You have discussed the future.
If you and your partner have a plan for the future together things are much stronger than you might assume. You’re both on the same page and moving forth in a manner that is truly overwhelming. While this might seem like something far off, time moves quickly.
13. You are kind to one another.
We all deserve kindness. If your partner is not kind to you he or she does not deserve a place in your life. Kindness is not something you should ever do without.
14. You both take care of each other/you’re a team.
In relationships, we have to look out for one another. When times get rough you have to be willing to be there and stay there. This is not an easy feat.
Laughter is one of the most important things in relationships. If you cannot laugh together things will get boring fast. A little laughter each day can really help make stress go away.
16. You trust one another.
You and your partner need to be able to trust one another and so if you and the person you’re with are truly on the same page in this regard you’re in a very strong relationship. You both know that the other isn’t going to do anything to betray you and that you’re both headed in the same direction. No matter what happens, things are going to be fine.
17. You are both each other’s biggest fans.
You are both always building one another up. When one has to do something the other sits by and cheers him/her on. This is how things should always be.
Communication is not something you should ever consider going without. We all have to be able to talk to each other when problems come up. This is crucial.
While it might not seem like it being open and honest is something that most people are unable to get in love. You have to be willing to let your partner in completely which is not something many are willing to do. The more open and honest, the better.
20. You still go out and have fun with one another.
You and your partner no matter how long you’ve been together still go out and do things together. You have fun and enjoy being with one another. No one feels like they’re just being dragged along.
21. You care about one another.
When you’re in a strong relationship you’re with someone who truly cares about you. You both would do a lot for one another and do try your best. No matter what you keep one another’s best interests in mind.