When you get into a grownup relationship for the first time, it can just feel different. Here's how you know your relationship can go the distance.
1. Everybody Else Sees It Too
Sure, you shouldn't base a relationship on how other people view it— but when everyone else agrees it's normally something special.
2. Your Life Plans Line Up
10 years down the line, what you want to be doing matches up with what they'd like to be doing.
3. Your Strong Fighters
No, not like that. You know how to deal with conflict when it comes up, rather than just yelling and having the same argument over and over and over. You actually resolve your conflicts.
4. You Feel Totally Relaxed Around Each Other
You actually feel like yourself.
5. And The Gross Stuff Doesn't Bother You
Snot? Pimples? Smelly feet? You can put up with it— and actually, it doesn't bother you.
6. You Don't Always Have To Explain Yourself
You're just naturally on the same page.
7. It's Different Than Your Other Relationships
You can just feel that it's more grownup.
8. It's Not All About Passion
Sure, the passion is there. But it needs to be grounded in something so much more. So it feels like the best of both worlds.
9. You Still Feel Giddy
No matter how long you've been together, you still get excited about seeing them.
10. Your Deal Breakers Line up
Those big issue. Those really big, deal-breakers issues— the kind that can tear a relationship apart— don't bother you two.
11. You Get Along With Each Other's Friends
Sure, a relationship can work with that. But it shows a huge compatibility— and makes your lives way easier.
12. You Can Be Quiet Together
It's more important than you think.
13. Communication Comes Naturally
You feel like you can genuinely say anything to them.
14. You're Not Scared About The Long Term
Almost everyone gets freaked out thinking about long-term relationships and the future. But with your partner, it's just makes sense.
Being in a long-term relationship can have it's challenges, but when you know your relationship will go the distance then it all becomes worth it.
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