You used to be someone who just lost hope when it came to love, romance, and relationships. You were on the brink of giving up. You were so tired of just having to deal with constant disappointment and pain. You were so tired of just having to pick yourself after every heartbreaking experience that you had to go through. You were tired of it. You were done with it. You no longer wanted anything to have to do with it. You just wanted to give up on everything already because your heart had been shattered into so many pieces that you really didn’t know what to do anymore.

But then you met someone, and you felt like this person would potentially change your life for the better. You met someone who actually showed you signs of hope. You started believing in love again because of this individual. But it frightens you. You don’t want to get your hopes up again. You don’t want to set yourself up for another heartbreak. You don’t want to be setting yourself up for another great disappointment. You know that your heart wouldn’t be able to take it anymore.

And yet, you also know that this is just an opportunity that you can’t afford to let go of. You know that this isn’t something that you would want to just reject right away. You want to be able to give it a chance, but you’re also scared that that would mean opening yourself up to someone hurting you. And you don’t want to have to go through any experience like that ever again. You just want to be with someone who you know you can be sure with. But how can you tell? What are the signs that you should be looking out for?

Well, that is exactly what this article is going to try to help you out with. If a lot of the stuff listed here apply to you and your partner, then it’s likely that you have something that is built to stand the test of time.

1. You always feel comfortable and safe whenever you’re together.

You never feel unsafe or attacked whenever the two of you spend time together. You are always feeling safe and comfortable whenever the two of you are in each other’s presence.

2. You know how to overcome differences and disagreements.

You might not always see eye to eye on everything in life. But that doesn’t really carry much weight into the dynamics of your relationship. Somehow, the two of you are always able to find a way to come together in spite of your differences and disagreements.

3. You see each other as true equals.

You see each other as genuine equals in your relationship. There is no belittling or demeaning of one another. You always see each other as being on the same level. You don’t look down on your partner and you don’t place them on a pedestal either.

4. You have reconcilable goals and dreams.

When it comes to your individual goals and dreams for the future, you are both able to reconcile the paths that you set out for yourselves. You don’t really feel compelled to make major adjustments just to be able to accommodate the other.

5. You allow yourselves to stay true and genuine to your personalities.

You never have to feel compelled to act in any manner other than what is comfortable or natural to you. Your partner always encourages you to stay your true self. There is very little judgment and criticism in your relationship because you always encourage one another to just act freely.

6. You feel like you are a better person because of your partner.

You feel like you’re just a much better person because of your relationship. You get the sense that being in a relationship with your partner just inspires and motivates you to be the best possible version of yourself. You are always striving to be better because your partner makes you want to be that way.

7. You maintain open lines of communication between each other.

You are always free to talk to one another about absolutely anything. Neither of you makes it feel like anything is off-limits. Neither of you makes it feel like you can’t be approached about any topic that you might want to talk about.

8. You don’t withhold your feelings for one another.

You aren’t really shy about making your feelings of affection known to one another at this point. There is very little sense of pride and ego in your relationship. You don’t try to play games with each other’s hearts and feelings. You always try to keep it real.

9. You make compromises for your relationship.

You have both reached a point wherein the relationship starts to supersede every other aspect of your life. You now consider the needs of the relationship to be more important than your own individual selfish needs and desires. You wouldn’t hesitate to prioritize the relationship above other things.

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