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12 Clear Signs Your Relationship Will Stand The Test Of Time

Everyone enters into a relationship thinking that it will stand the test of time, and that it would last forever. However, not all relationships are fortunate enough to face the ravages of time. It’s only after you’ve walked away from it that you clearly see the signs and the hints that tell you why it didn’t last.

So why wait till the end to figure out if your relationship will last or not? Why not look for signs now, so that you can figure out how to make it last or move on.

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Here are 12 signs your relationship will last:

1. You practice honesty

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Honesty is one of the cornerstones of any relationship, and if you want your relationship to last, you need to be honest with your partner – at all points in time. Whether it’s about telling them that ridiculously expensive dress you bought on a whim, or telling them that something they did really hurt your feelings, always be honest.

2. You both respect each other – immensely

While honesty is one cornerstone of any relationship, the other is mutual respect. If you both respect each other as individuals, as lovers, friends, and true partners, then you don’t have to worry about anything. It’s because you know how painful and hurtful it is to not be respected by a loved one. So if you always respect your partner’s thoughts, ideas, and them as a person, your relationship will surely last.

3. You both always keep an open communication channel

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If your relationship is to last, there has to be open communication between the two of you. There’s nothing worse than a relationship where the partners don’t or won’t communicate. Whether they’re annoying your with their helicopter routine, or telling them if something isn’t working for you, or even something serious like having a serious financial crisis, always keep the communication lines open. Be it good, bad, or ugly, always communicate to your partner.

4. You’ve seen each other through ups and downs

The experience of having been there for each other through rough times bonds two people like nothing else. It could be that you helped your partner through a financial crisis, or it could be surviving a serious health issue, or one of your was forced to give up their well-heeled career to move to a different city, all these count. If your relationship is strong enough to weather these storms, then this is one of the clear signs your relationship will last.

5. You both share life goals for the future

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Having the same vision for the future is important in a relationship. It’s hard to overcome very different outlooks on life and goals for the future. Say, you want to live life like a free spirit, traveling the world, and experiencing new cultures, while your partner might want an organized, carefully planned life. Or, you are dead set against having kids, and your partner wants a whole brood of them. If not a total match in life goals, at least you both need to have similar non-negotiables.

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6. You both work beautifully as a team

When you’re in a relationship, it’s a given that you both work as a team, a unit. The assumption is that your partner will always have your back, no matter what. Whether it’s something relatively small like taking an exotic vacation together, or slogging each day at work to pay off the mortgage on your home, if you both work as a team, then your relationship has every chance of lasting till the end of time.

7. You’re both unswervingly loyal to each other

Whether it’s standing up to your parents when they bad-mouth your partner when they’re not there, or staying faithful in the face of temptation, loyalty plays a very important role in any relationship. As long as you’re both true to each other in every sense of the word, your relationship will withstand anything that life throws at it.

8. You don’t second guess yourself – EVER

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It’s only natural to ponder whether or not you’re with the right person. After all, you’re only human. However, when you’re truly committed to your relationship, love your partner completely, only then will you know the answer to that question. It’s an intangible feeling, an instinct, if you will, that you’ll just know that you’re with the right person – each and every time that thought crosses your mind. If this is how you feel about your partner, then you’re relationship is super strong.

9. You both are as non-judgmental as possible

When you’re in a relationship, you’re excited to share all your likes, dislikes, passions, interests, ideas, thoughts and everything in between with your partner. And the assumption is that they will respect them, even if they don’t fully agree with them. Because, fundamentally, you’re both different individuals with your own set of ideas and thoughts. One of the clear signs your relationship will last is that you never, ever belittle your partner, and that you always support them in their endeavor, no matter how ridiculous it may seem. There’s never any judgement from you, ever.

10. You make it a point to keep the spark alive

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A relationship has all the chances of atrophying like a muscle group, if it’s not used from time to time. And how can you flex these, you ask? With the little things, of course. A surprise here, an unplanned vacation there, a sweet love note in an unexpected place, some flowers now and then, dancing with them when they’re least expecting it, and unexpected gifts. You don’t have to spend big bucks. You can pull these off with the least amount of money spent, because it’s the thought behind the gesture that counts, and not the money spent. If you actively put in efforts to keep the spark alive, and work towards the betterment of the relationship, there’s nothing that can stop your relationship from lasting forever.

11. You both love each other – utterly, completely, and fully

There’s nothing that holds a relationship together better than love. When you love your partner despite their flaws, their imperfections, and think that you’re with the right person for life, your relationship will stay strong for as long as possible.

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12. You both enjoy the physical side of the relationship

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As much as love is important to a relationship, sex is important too. And it’s inevitable that a relationship start to feel monotonous after a while. But if you still find new ways to enjoy each other in the bedroom, and are willing to work on being a good lover to your partner, then there’s nothing like it. If you find yourself excited to be with your partner – every time, then your relationship will last, no doubt about it.

While these signs are good indicators of whether or not your relationship will stand the test of time, you have to understand that every relationship is as different as the people involved. What might work for one couple may not work for another. So you need to find what works for you and your relationship, and stick to it.

Good luck!

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12 Clear Signs Your Relationship Will Last Long
Do you often wonder if your relationship will stand the test of time? Here are clear signs your relationship will last, for a long time!
Chaitra Ramalingegowda

Chaitra Ramalingegowda

I fell in love with storytelling long before I knew what it was. Love well written stories, writing with passion, baking lip-smacking-finger-licking chocolate cakes, engaging movies, and home-cooked food. A true work-in-progress and a believer in the idiom 'all those who wander are not lost'. Twitter: @ChaitraRlg