There are loads of articles all over the internet that lay down soppy requirements for good relationships like "They should send you a good morning and goodnight text everyday" and "They should take you out to nice places".
But we call nonsense! A real relationship is about a lot more than good morning texts or nice restaurants. Here's the real checklist to find if you're dating the right person or not.
They find reasons to talk to you instead of excuses not to
Something funny happened in office? You're the first person they text. Just having a crappy day and want to feel better? They text you.
A significant other who truly loves you will want to talk to you for anything and everything.
They support you through the bad times and rejoice with you in the good times
They should always be there by your side, whether it's to hold you while you cry about having a fight with your parents, or clinking glasses with you over getting that long-awaited promotion.
You have healthy lives outside of each other
While it's obviously important to have things in common and share important aspects of your lives, it's also important to have interests and activities independent of each other.
There's little to no jealousy in your relationship
You're just so secure in your relationship that there's never any reason for jealousy when they spend time with other people.
There's no power play in your relationship
You both see it as a relationship of two equals who love each other, and nobody is "in charge".
So, does your relationship check these boxes?
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