5 Signs That Your Relationship Is A Strong One

You Get Involved In Each Other's Interests and Obligations

You Get Involved In Each Other's Interests and Obligations

It is called a "partnership", right? So it only makes sense that a healthy one would involve people who both support the other through the tough times and celebrate with them through the good. But even more so, one partner tends to mirror the other in the way they grow and learn. You gain perspective and valuable life experience through the trials and tribulations of your partner's life - which is also a life you share.

You Respect Their Boundaries

You Respect Their Boundaries

No matter how in sync you are with your partner, you aren't actually the same person, and so it makes sense that you will, at times, value different things and have different boundaries (how boring would it be if you both thought exactly the same about everything? How would you learn or grow if that was the case?).

The simple fact is, that if you are in a relationship where you're celebrated for being you, that is a good and healthy one. The opposite is when you feel like you are being controlled.

You Share Good Communication

You Share Good Communication

Every single person on this planet has a secret. It's impossible for a partner (or parent for that matter) to learn absolutely everything about you - that would be exhausting and therefore, it is impossible. However, when you're in a healthy relationship, your partner knows exactly how you feel about anything important, which includes everything from your stance on certain social issues, through to things from your past that may shape your views of the future.

In a good relationship, neither party feels as though they are ever being even slightly ridiculed for how they feel. Likewise, neither should feel like they need to hold information back for fear of being judged harshly.

You Have Similar Values

You Have Similar Values

We've already mentioned the fact that two people cannot be exactly the same and that if they were, it would pretty much render the relationship pointless based on the fact that you'll never learn or grow from the experience of being with them.

Having said all that, it makes things extremely difficult if your basic values don't align. That means things like family values, your thoughts on raising (or even whether or not you want to have) children, even religion and politics.

We aren't saying that people from different religions (and of course, race, etc) can't have a very successful relationship, they've just got to be okay with the other and not a deal-breaker. It's a very good idea to get all these things on the table before they can potentially be an issue, because in a healthy relationship, these things all align and add to the greatness of the partnership.

You Trust Each Other

You Trust Each Other

This one should really go without saying but it's amazing how often trust just isn't there in the amounts to make the relationship great, or even work.

You each need to know that the other will be there for you when you need them. Note: this is totally different to taking someone for granted.