10 Signs You Are In The Right Relationship

10 Signs You Are In The Right Relationship

9. They aren’t afraid to show you off.
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Being in a relationship can be difficult, especially if you are questioning if the one that you are currently in is the right one for you. These ten things are crucial in any relationship that wants to last the test of time. Keep in mind that the "right person" looks different for everyone, but should most definitely include these ten things!

1. You can trust each other.

If you cannot trust your partner, there are deeper issues in your relationship. Being able to be open and honest with your partner will allow your relationship to feel much less stressful. Furthermore, you will not spend all your time being nervous that your partner is doing something that they shouldn’t be. To conclude, if you have to tell your boyfriend or girlfriend where they can or cannot go, or who they can or cannot speak to, that is not trust, and you should not be in that relationship.

2. They are faithful to you.

This one is a no brainer. If you are with someone who constantly cheats on you, you need to get out of that relationship. The right person for you will be the person that never places themselves in situations where their faithfulness to you is compromised. If they truly love you, they will respect the integrity of your relationship and hold themselves up to a certain standard in order to uphold that.

3. You guys have similar life goals.

Being on a similar life path is crucial in determining whether your relationship will last the test of time. Understanding if your partner wants to have children one day, wants to eventually get married, wants to travel a lot or maybe not at all, are all questions that will lead you to understand if you and your partner are compatible in the long run.

4. You share some hobbies in common.

When school and work are over, being able to sit down and do something that you love with the person you love is the best way to connect with your partner. Cooking, dancing, hiking, working out, watching movies, playing board games, napping, stargazing; the activity itself doesn’t really matter, just the fact that you are doing it together. The right person will have some, but maybe not all, things in common with you!

5. He/She makes you laugh.

Happiness in a relationship can often times stem from you and your partner being able to bond over the silly things that you find funny together. The right person will be completely on board to watch that video of a panda sneezing for the hundredth time because they find it just as cute and hilarious as you do! Laughter is also key because it is the best pick-me-up in any situation when you might be feeling down. The right person will be able to bring a smile back on your face in no time because they know you and what will make you feel better.

6. He/She helps you through the bad.

Every relationship goes through ups and downs. What is key is that you guys come out of the hard times, no matter how long they persist, as a stronger couple. The right person will stick with you through your lowest moments, and never leave your side as you deal with the harshness life sometimes has to offer.

7. You guys get along with each other's siblings.

Now this one is a little odd, but still very important. Parents are often hard to impress, but if you are someone who is close with your siblings, you can typically feel if the person your sibling is with is a bad seed. Even if you aren’t close with your siblings, the right person will take the time to get to know your family and be kind to them. If they don’t treat your family right, they might not be the right person for you. Furthermore, having your siblings be comfortable around your partner and vice versa creates a sense of harmony, which adds only positive vibes to your relationship.

8. You guys are exclusive to one another.

The right person is the one that wants to be with you and only you. If you are looking for a committed relationship, then you should be with someone who wants to be in one, too. If you are looking to be in one and your partner is hooking up with a couple different people other than you, that is not the person for you because you want different things (see tip number 3).

9. They aren’t afraid to show you off.

I am not one who fully supports constantly flaunting one’s relationship on social media because I do believe that many couples use the likes they get on Instagram as validation for their relationship. However, no signs of your relationship on social media can also be a red flag. The right person will be willing to post cute pictures of you guys every once and a while, just to show that they are proud of your relationship. #couplegoals.

10. They challenge you and make you a better person.

The right person for you will be the person that challenges you to be better when you stop challenging yourself. They will be the person who motivates you to be the best version of yourself and who cheers you on when you achieve your goals. The right person for you will bring out the best sides of your personality and allow those sides to blossom. Overall, this person will never hold you back from your dreams and aspirations, doing everything that they can to be there for you while you are on your journey to achieve them.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.
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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Ladies, Stop Trying To Teach Boys How To Be Your Man If They're Not Even Men In The First Place

It is your job to love him. But it is not your job to teach him how to love you back.

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I see. this way too often, honestly it upsets me and breaks my heart. It breaks my heart when I see a girl begging her boyfriend to put her on her Snapchat story. It breaks my heart when I see a girl begging her boyfriend to get off a video game and spend time with her. It breaks my heart when I see a girl doodling on a napkin at the dinner table and her boyfriend is on his phone and hasn't even looked up at her once. These things break my heart because this girl, whoever she may be, maybe it is you? She deserves a man. What she has though, is a boy. And before you say anything, yes, there is a huge difference.

I was that girl once. I begged and begged my ex-boyfriend all the time to put me on his Snapchat story. You may be reading this and be thinking "Wow she's a little attention seeking." No, that is not it at all. A simple act of being posted about made me feel special, loved, missed at times, and served as reassurance and a word of affirmation for me. Do you want to know something silly? Maybe you've done it too. Sometimes I would do something crazy to get his attention. Something funny, and silly and random just so he would post me on his story and I wouldn't have to ask.

At the dinner table, I was that girl that while he was on his phone I was sliding him notes on a napkin saying "I love you" or "Hi" or funny jokes to get his full and undivided attention.

At home, I was the girl that used to literally throw myself at him while he was playing video games to try and get him to press pause for two minutes and pay attention to me and have a conversation with me.

You see, I was that girl. But I refuse to ever be that girl again. If you are that girl, stop what you're doing.

It is your job to love him. But it is not your job to teach him how to love you back.

There is a big difference between a boy and a man. Contrary to what society may believe most boys don't actually turn into men until they are almost 40. Scary for us girls right? But here's the kicker and to be honest it has nothing to do with age.

Any boy that is in the process of becoming a man and maturing is going to know how to treat a woman. He is not going to choose video games or his phone over you. He is going to post you everywhere all the time because he wants to show you off to the world and make you feel special. He isn't going to ever leave you wondering.

The list could really go on comparing and contrasting the differences between a boy and a man but the important ones to remember when you are in a relationship are:

1. A boy thinks "me." A man thinks "us"

2. A boy gives false promises. A man honors his commitments (one being you.)

3. A boy cares about how you look in jeans. A man cares about how you look in his future.

4. You will always wonder how a boy feels about you. You will always know how a man feels about you.

All too often I see girls in the act of this. It is almost like they are training a dog or raising a child. They order them around and become demanding when it comes to doing things that make them feel special, validated and reassured. Granted, they are doing this because their relationship is lacking something but the truth is, it shouldn't be lacking something in the first place.

You are dating a boy not a man. I hate to break that to you. I really do. It's the hardest news you'll ever receive. Why? Well because

You can't fix him, you can't teach him, and you can't change a boy into a man. They have to do it on their own

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