3 Clear Signs You Are In A Lasting Relationship
How can you tell that yo
u are in a relationship that will go the distance? What key signals and signs are there that this person will end up being the one you spend the rest of your life with? Exclusive introduction agency Bowes-Lyon Partnership has compiled a list of five clear signs that show beyond doubt that someone is in a relationship that will be long-lasting and successful.
Hayley Bystram, Director of the elite dating service for professionals, says, “Everyone is waiting for that one moment when they realise they have found their soulmate. It doesn’t always happen at first sight, but there are a few clear signs that can help people to come to the realisation that this relationship is one which will go the distance. We have compiled a list of the three clearest signs that someone is in a committed, successful and long-lasting relationship; if you experience all, or even just some of these signs, you may just have found yourself a keeper!”
The first sign is opening up, and this goes for both people in the relationship. If you feel that you can tell your partner anything, including but not limited to family history, chronic illness, debt, professional failure or other skeletons in the closet, this could be a strong indicator that they are a keeper. Likewise, if you know your other half is opening up to you and disclosing deeply personal information, it demonstrates that they trust you and want the relationship to be a success.
The second sign is that having time to yourselves becomes a non-issue. Where in the past it might have been a point of contention that a significant other spent too much time with friends or at the office, in a relationship that is truly made to last, both members will be understanding of the time that’s necessary to spend away from one another. After all, the person they fell in love with is the person who was a social butterfly, dynamite in the boardroom and a well-rounded individual; people in successful relationships can continue to be this person even as they become attached.
Lastly, you know when you are in an important relationship when you stop hiding your flaws. You both recognise that your significant other is going to have to take you as you are if the relationship is going to be strong, healthy and successful, and you are both aware that nobody is perfect. Letting your guard down and letting someone see your flawed side is one of the true signs that a relationship is long-lasting, because it shows an acceptance of who someone really is. If they still love that side of you, they are a keeper for sure.