1. You have no problem with the fact that you don’t just get to do anything that you want anymore.
You are a little cautious with how you carry yourself as a human being. You are more calculated with your actions because you know that the repercussions no longer affect just yourself. You always have to take into consideration how your actions and words are going to affect your partner and you’re okay with that. You no longer live a life for yourself anymore and that doesn’t bother you at all.
2. You start feeling more comfortable in your own vulnerability.
You allow yourself to welcome the kind of vulnerability that comes with genuine relationships. You allow yourself to have weaknesses and you willingly expose them to your partner. You start to understand that in order for you to completely trust each other, you have to be able to be vulnerable to each other.
3. You no longer tiptoe around potential points of conflict with your partner.
You used to walk on eggshells around your partner because you were always afraid that you might trigger certain arguments that you don’t want to be a part of. However, the best kinds of couples don’t shy away from arguments and conflict because they know that their bond is strong enough to overcome. You know that your relationship is solid enough to withstand any argument that you and your partner might potentially have.
4. You no longer feel this compulsive need to prove your partner wrong all the time.
Being right and correct all the time isn’t as important to you know as it used to be. You let your partner win arguments now because you know that swallowing your pride is necessary to sustain the longevity of the relationship. You have grown to understand that winning an argument and proving your partner wrong isn’t as important as preserving the harmony in the relationship.