By Denise Turney
New romantic relationships can deceive, cause you to believe that you and the person you’re sharing your life with have a promising future. Feelings of excitement, good fortune, promise, bliss and sexual pressure can put you in a dreamy state. As tempting as those feelings are to surrender to, heightened emotions don’t always indicate that the romantic relationship you’re in is right for you.
However, those and other welcomed feelings could be present when you’re with the person you’d enjoy a long-term romantic relationship with. Things to look for when you’re considering the depth of your relationship include:
- Sharing interests and passions (Although you and your lover won’t like all of the same things, you should have two or more things that you both have a strong appreciation for.)
- Friendships that extend beyond your relationship. (Both of you should also respect and value each other’s friends and relatives. This should happen naturally. It shouldn’t be something you try to talk yourself into.)
- You and your lover support each other’s goals and dreams.
- Both of you take responsibility for your lives. (You don’t blame each other or other people for mistakes that you make and uncomfortable situations you find yourselves in.)
- Competing or trying to “one up” each other isn’t something you do.
- You love celebrating one another’s achievements.
- Rather than hide disappointing experiences from each other, you’re both comfortable revealing experiences that make you feel vulnerable without taking on a victim role.
- You and your lover learn from each other.
- Your conversations are open and balanced, no one person dominating conversations.
- It doesn’t bother you to be affectionate with each other in public.
- During your most heated arguments, you don’t call each other names, belittle one another or try to harm each other in any way.
- It’s exciting to you to try new things and explore life more fully.
- Holding hands is as sweet to you as kissing.
- You continue to grow as an individual even as the relationship develops.
- You respect each other.
- Making excuses for your lover is not something you think you have to do.
- Trusting your lover is natural.
- Instead of idolizing each other, you truly know your lover.
When you’re with the right person, you both become more awakened to truth. You actually become better people. You feel better about yourself and life, and you know that you’re loved.
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