1. You’re both satisfied
Life isn’t always perfect.
Particularly in long-term relationships, there will be some weeks or months where it’s not all fine and dandy.
But the right person for you will never detract from your overall happiness.
When in love with someone right for you, you shouldn’t feel like you’re being held back, your wings clipped.
Nor should you feel anxious or exhausted.
You might not wake up every morning feeling on top of the world, but you should be able to say, with confidence, that you both complement and improve each other’s lives.
2. You feel like you can be yourself around them
If you don’t feel like you have to hide or modify any element of your personality around your significant other, that’s as green a flag.
What’s even better is if you not only feel like yourself around them, but the best version of yourself.
3. You’re confident in your conflict solving abilities
Perfect couples don’t argue!
Perfect couples are just great at communicating calmly, expressing their opinions, listening to the other person, and then finding a solution that suits both people.
On top of that, they’re great at reassuring each other of their love during periods of heightened emotion and making up after verbal disagreements.
So don’t be too put off by conflict with your partner. It’s natural to disagree. You’re both two very different people.
What’s more important is your ability to communicate and resolve these disagreements.
4. You don’t want to change them nor they you
Everyone comes with flaws, but if you can wholeheartedly say that you love your partner – flaws and all – it’s looking good.
Obviously, relationships take growth and commitment. There will be phases where you have to iron out minor issues such as communication expectations or how you navigate cleaning the house together.
You might ask them to step up and start pulling their weight around the house. Or they tell you that you might benefit from waking up earlier on weekends so that you can both hang out together.
I wouldn’t call these changes necessarily. There’s a bit of give and take in relationships, and you’ll no doubt find that you have to adapt to one another’s needs.
However, you should never feel like you have to fully change an aspect of your personality or eradicate an interest to meet your partner’s desires.
Deep down, you should both feel seen and loved – flaws and all.
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