Relationships won’t always be perfect because human beings are just inherently imperfect. We’re all bound to screw something up at anything we try and relationships are not immune to our imperfections. Whenever you find yourself in a serious relationship with someone, it’s reasonable for you to expect that things won’t always go as smoothly as you like.
Your relationship will have its high points and its low points. The key is in trying to weather the storm during troubling times and making sure that you still have a relationship that is worth keeping despite the bumps and bruises.
You always want to make sure that you’re maintaining a team effort when it comes to making your relationship work. It can be a lot of baggage for one person to handle alone. A lot of times, a relationship can leave you feeling suffocated and exhausted. Is it still even worth fighting for at this point? Shouldn’t relationships feel natural and organic? Why do you feel like you’re exerting so much work? Don’t worry. Relationships are always a lot of work, even for the best kinds of couples. An imperfect love is still love, and love is always worth fighting for.
Here are 6 things that tell you that you shouldn’t give up on your relationship:
1. You Have Minor Squabbles Every Now and Then
Disagreements are healthy in relationships. It helps you grow as individuals and it teaches you how to manage conflict constructively. It’s also a test of how well your relationship can recover from trials. If you find yourself still madly in love with each other despite having some arguments every now and then, then that means your love is mature enough to endure any differences you have between you. It’s also a good gauge for how the both of you can get over obstacles and hurdles in your relationship. If you can effectively manage the conflict that arises between the two of you, then it’s a good indicator for how well you can manage any trials together.
2. You Make Each Other Better
You’re practically very skilled and talented individuals. You always manage to overcome any obstacles that are thrown your way. You’ve made it this far, and the future doesn’t faze you as much as before. But somehow, you’ve also noticed that you feel a little safer and more secure with your partner. You feel like you complement each other well and you always make each other better. You manage to push each other to be the best possible versions of yourselves and you never would have gotten this far without the other. You’re growing with each other both as individuals and as a couple, and you’re constantly expanding your perspectives as you go along in life.
3. You’re Proud of Everything You’ve Built Together
You’ve been together for so long and despite the rockiness of the road, you’ve managed to get through. You look back on everything you’ve built together as a couple and you know there’s so much more left to do. There are so many milestones that you have yet to reach and the thought of it excites you especially when you picture your partner right at your side. You have a storied history that’s the envy of your friends and you are confident that what you have is indeed something special and is worth fighting for. Your enthusiasm about the past is what’s driving you towards a bright future.
4. You Are Each Other’s Support Systems
There will be days wherein you just won’t be able to deal with the weight of the world on your own. There will be moments where you just want to break down and disappear into the abyss. That’s where having a reliable partner comes in handy. When you’re in a great relationship, you know that your partner will always have your back whenever you need a backer. You know you always have a shoulder to cry on or a platform to step on when you need that extra boost. You find yourself doubting your relationship at times, but the very thought of having to face the world alone frightens you, and you realize that the only way you can go on in life is to be together.
5. You Have Incredible Chemistry
It’s all very organic. No conversations ever feel forced. No physical displays of intimacy ever feel unnatural. Everything works like clockwork when it comes to you two. You always manage to keep things fun and spontaneous. You rarely find yourselves in a rut and you always do a good job of keeping things interesting despite how long you’ve been together.
6. You’re Both Still Willing to Work At It
Above all, despite all the problems that you may have, despite all the bumps and bruises that your relationship has accumulated over the years, if you’re still willing to work together to save your relationship, then it’s probably a relationship worth keeping. Your love is real and is manifested by your willingness to just make things work.
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