Relationships are quite complex and there’s no defined “How-to” guide manual for building the perfect one, even though I wish there was!
People grow and change over time and with them their relationships too go through their up’s and down’s but there certainly are some trademark characteristics that couple’s in healthy and fulfilling relationships display in common.
1. You are NOT emotionally dependent on each other for being happy
This is the foremost pre-requisite of a healthy and long lasting relation that the people involved do not depend on each other to feel good about them or to take away their worries; instead they are mature people with a positive outlook for life and high self worth.
2. You engage in productive arguments
Since no two people are 100% alike, it is natural that some friction will be created when they share the same space 24 hours in a day. It is also impossible for them to be in the best of their moods all this while but the couples who survive these rough patches are the one’s that create something meaningful and useful even from arguments and take a step forward in understanding each other better after a discord.
3. You bring out the best in each other
If the relationship is on the right track, you will not only enjoy each other’s company tremendously and have fun and laugh together but you will realize that your best personality traits come out in each other’s company and you love yourself when you are together.
4. You enjoy time together and also apart
The best relationships are never the clingy type’s infact they allow the people involved to give each other the time and space to pursue their individual interests without getting possessive or feeling threatened.
5. You value not only your partner but also the things valuable to him/her
To truly value a person, one needs to value his likes and dislikes too and show visible interest in helping him pursue his likes.
6. You feel emotionally and physically secure
To know someone is there for you no matter what happens is a big mental security and plays a vital role in strengthening relationships. Happy couples see each other as trustworthy and feel safe around each other.
7. You share warmth, togetherness, laughter n unending conversations
Communication plays a big role and is the back bone of all relationships. If you miss your partner, rush home to share that big news or the office gossip and look forward to sharing your heart out with your partner your relationship is definitely on the right track.