1. You communicate
You work out problems before they become serious, because you know couples that talk together, stay together.
2. You think first and react later
You recognise that trivial issues are not worth getting upset over or fighting over.
3. You support each other
You encourage him and offer your support when they are pursuing a goal.
4. You respect each other
Mutual respect is the foundation of honesty, friendship and intimacy.
5. You know that the little things count
Actions speak louder than words, and you make the effort to show him how much you love and appreciate him.
6. You show gratitude
You count your blessings rather than complain constantly because you know that saying “thank you” is just as important as “I love you.”
7. You laugh together
Having a good laugh raises your endorphin levels, which is one of the best ways to bond with your partner.
8. You resolve conflicts quickly
When you have a disagreement, you talk about it and get it out of your system, then move on.
9. You don’t hold on to the past
Past mistakes don’t make their way into your present-day conflicts.
10. You enjoy silence
You don’t feel the need to fill every moment with words; as much as you enjoy having a conversation, you are just as comfortable spending quiet time with each other.
11. You admit when you are wrong
Dropping your ego is the quickest way to sidestep a fight.
12. You compromise
You are happy to participate in activities he enjoys, even if it’s something you are not particularly interested in.
13. You trust each other completely
When there’s trust in a marriage, you feel safe and secure and free to express yourself.
14. You have shared goals
Your values and morals are aligned, and you share the same priorities, whether it’s focusing on your careers for now and planning for another baby.