Most of us want to meet and settle down with the “right” person, and most of us want such a relationship to last. Ask yourself the following questions: In general, is your partner reliable and dependable? Some people trust blindly, while others have trust issues.
Below are seven crucial factors, excerpted from my book (click on title): "Seven Keys to Long-Term Relationship Success". Without trust, none of the other six keys that follow will have much meaning.
A true test of a relationship is whether two people have each others’ back when times are tough.
Consider these questions: Do external adversity and crisis bring you and your partner closer together, or pull you farther apart?
Since relationships are not static, a couple may evolve in the dimensions of intimacy.
Understanding one another’s priorities, and connecting in ways that are important to both partners help ensure long-term relational success. What Type of Person Shows Up Within You in this Relationship? Do different friends bring out different sides of you?
The more “must-must” and “must-should” combinations between you and your partner, the greater the possibility of an intimate relationship.
Consider the following questions: Does my better self show up when I’m with my partner?