We’ve all had that one friend who sticks it out in unhealthy relationships, and we ask, what does she see in them!? Or maybe the relationship’s not unhealthy, per se, but merely just comfortable. And to be clear, there’s a huge difference between being comfortable and being happy. The truth is, when you’re in a relationship and with someone you care about, sometimes you’re so optimistically blinded by the hope of a happy relationship that you don’t realize your relationship has become unhappy. Read below for eight ways to know if you’re in a happy relationship.
1.) Trust: In a happy relationship, you should never worry about your partner’s intentions, feelings, or actions when they’re not with you.
2.) Understanding one another’s love language: In the happiest relationships, both partners not only show their appreciation for the other, but know to show appreciation in the way that makes their partner feel the most loved and valued.
3.) The ability to argue and argue well: Relationships that have true intimacy are able to communicate all emotions, good or bad.
4.) Communication: If you tell your work friends every detail of your relationship issues but have trouble communicating your concerns with your sig oth, or if you feel like your partner just won’t “get it” so you don’t talk to them about certain things, it might be time to reevaluate what a happy relationship should be like.
5.) No Judgment: No matter how weird your interests may be or how questionable you think your past is, a good partner accepts everything that is you and brings out the best in you.
6.) Eager to talk about your partner: In a happy relationship, when you’re asked about that special someone, you will be so excited to brag about their latest promotion at work, or even just smile and blush at the mention of their name.
7.) Gratitude: Relationship experts say that the key to a long and happy relationship is to always be grateful for your partner, and to show that gratitude.
8.) Excitement: There doesn’t always have to be the kind of passion or unrealistic romance you see in the movies. But there should always be an excitement to get to spend time with the person you love.
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