Relationships can be confusing. You start off with a passion so deep, an excitement that never seems to end, and you start to think that this feeling right here is the only definition of love. But with time, things start to slow down. You don’t talk for hours like you used to. You don’t feel that unbelievable desire for each other like you did in the start.

And you start to become more and more insecure about your relationship. In times like these, it’s important to remember that the initial honeymoon period of a relationship can’t last forever. And the fact that things aren’t the way they used to be in the start, doesn’t necessarily imply that your relationship is reaching its end.

Here are 10 signs to know that you’re relationship is doing well, even when you feel like it isn’t:

  1. You still laugh together

Laughing with your partner is a sign of intimacy. And it doesn’t matter what you’re laughing at- their silly dance or the funny meme you saw online or maybe an inside joke that no one else can possibly understand. What matters is the fact that you can both enjoy each other’s company, without having to resort to sex.

  1. You share similar goals

Every individual has certain goals in life. While many of these goals can surely change over time, what’s important is that you and your partner are always on the same page in terms of basic moral values and goals in life. If you both want the same things out of life and are willing to make the commitment of achieving these things together, then you have reached a good place in your relationship.

  1. You both trust each other

A relationship can never survive in the absence of trust. If you both are completely honest and open about your feelings, desires, and problems with each other at all times, then you’ve reached a level of trust that few couples can achieve. – Continue reading on next page