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Long Term Relationships: How Can You Pick a Partner That’s Right For You?

Updated: Dec 27, 2021

How do you know if you've found the right person for a long-term, healthy relationship? While we all need and desire different things from our relationships and lives, there are a few things to be on the lookout for before committing to something long-term.


If you’re wondering what to look out for in a potential partner, here are a few things to keep in mind.


The right partner is someone you can communicate with easily.


In choosing a lifelong partner, consider the way you communicate with one another. Is the communication open and honest? Has it improved since you've started dating if it wasn't so easy before?


According to leading relationship experts, communication is one of the foundational aspects of the harmonization of relationships. Without it, real challenges will ultimately arise. The core of a happy, healthy relationship is an open flow of thoughts and feelings, free from fear of judgment, anger, and resentment. So, choose a partner you can communicate within a nurturing way, giving mutual acceptance of each other's thoughts and feelings.


Set standards and boundaries.


The standards and boundaries we set are essential but can easily be put aside at the offer of a long-term relationship. In looking for a long term partner, take some time to first ask yourself the following about what your standards are:


  • What's the most important thing to you in a partner and a relationship?

  • What are you unwilling to compromise on?

  • What are your values?

  • What kind of person do you want to be beside you in your lowest moments?

  • How do you feel most supported and loved?