Relationships are all about warm, fuzzy feelings and butterflies in the stomach when they are fresh and the two of you are head-over-heels into each other.
But there comes a time in every relationship when you’ve been together for some-time and you can’t help but wonder if this wonderful thing will last. While the butterflies in the stomach might eventually fly away, there are definitely some markers that would help you understand whether you would be together in your future.
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Whether you’re looking for signs of a long term relationship or are just plain curious where you and your bae are headed to, this checklist will definitely help you get a clearer picture before you have ‘that talk’ with your guy.
Long term relationship: Signs you should look out for
You two are great Friends!
Above everything else, this one is essential if you’re looking for signs of a lasting relationship.
For the two of you to stick together for a long time, it is essential that you develop a friendship that is based on mutual trust and understanding, which is outside the romantic relationship between the two of you.
If you share a friendship in which your unfiltered feelings are really valued, then you know that you’ve got someone who’ll stick by your side for a long time!
You both give each other the space you n
While it’s important for you and your BAE to be great friends, it’s also important that you two are not the only friends that you have.
It is essential for the two of you to have other people in your closed circle, for it is essential that you have your own space and identity which is exclusive from your relationship.
Remember, the relationship the two of you share together is a part of your life, not your entire life. It is only for the two of you to have some interests or group of friends that you can hang out with without each other’s company.
This will keep the passion alive in the long run!
You respect each other’s choices
While “opposites attract” sounds good in theory, you really have to do a lot to make this work in practice.
While there is nothing wrong with you and your partner having different opinions on certain things, one of the sure shot signs of a lasting relationship is that you both respect others’ choices, and even celebrate their idiosyncrasies!
You two are not afraid to talk
Contrary to popular opinion, relationships are not entirely fun and games.
After the excitement and buzz of a new relationship have settled down, it is important that you two sit down and talk about serious things like your future goals and expectations from each other.
In addition to this, if ever the two of you have some disagreement, it is important you sit and do the tough-talking instead of letting things slide for later.
Effective communication is one of the essential long term relationship stages that both you and your BAE have to work actively upon. Not only is it one of the signs of a good relationship partner, but it is also a hint that your relationship will remain fruitful for a long time to come!
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