Wondering if your relationship is the real deal or not? You probably feel like you urgently need to know so you wouldn’t be wasting your time and emotions. You’re already considering backing out because you feel it might not be real. Just before you make the move, let’s re-evaluate your man. Let’s see if he has any of these qualities that says your relationship might actually last forever.
1. Your partner isn’t afraid to challenge you.
Constantly disagreeing on almost everything could mean you’re headed for a break-up. But if your partner is willing to kindly voice his or her opinions in order to challenge you to change yours, that could be a sign that you are headed for marriage. Chances are you are in the right relationship if your partner is comfortable enough with you to lovingly call you out privately when they feel you are wrong.
2. You’re one another’s biggest inspiration.
A relationship both parties are committed to bringing out the best in each other could spell marriage. If they constantly encourage your growth, and give support to your dreams and career; then, he or she has plans for you. If one of you succeeds, you both win, and that level of strength over time can be a telling sign that engagement is on the horizon.
3. You’re vulnerable with each other.
With the right man, you can let loose and still be comfortable. If you can do things like wearing no makeup, without pretence and he doesn’t judge you; If he sees you at your worst and best, and loves you unconditionally with the flaws and all; if you take good care of one another and look out for each other’s well-being… Then, you are definitely in the relationship that says marriage is on the horizon.
4. You trust one another enough to allow some personal space
There’s nothing worse than feeling choked by your partner in a relationship. It is important you allow your partner some personal time to himself. Let him enjoy his own hobbies or friends. If you are both able to trust one another enough to have your own time, space, and friends, chances are you’re on the right track.
5. You’ve got each other’s back.
Knowing your partner is there for you is one of the major evidences that your relationship is for the long haul. If your partner is always available through the ups and down; then, feel safe enough to call that person your partner for life.
6. You know your partner’s not perfect, but think he or she is perfect for you.
Instead of wondering if there is someone better, people who are headed for marriage focus on all the ways their partner is right for them. Truth is, there will always be someone more attractive, successful, and so on. But it’s important to realize that you are not perfect and this other person may not be either, but together, you are perfect for each other.