The early signs your relationship will last

The Editors

From Cosmopolitan

Want to know if you're in a healthy relationship that is likely to last (whatever that means to you, I know we're not all down for long-term, marriage-and-kids, monogamous stuff and that's OK)? According to IRL people, here are the early signs a relationship will go the distance.

1. "If you can do every day things together like grocery shop or just dumb tasks and have fun doing them, that's always a good sign." [via]

2. "If you don't have to fake it, like when you know pretending you're into things that they're into. When you can be you." [via]

3. "If when they're grumpy, you make them a cup of tea and they take it grumpily, but still say, 'thank you'." [via]

4. "That you're easily able to do different things/hobbies in the same room. That you don't have do everything together all the time." [via]

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5. "Mutual dedication and strong cooperation in resolving conflict." [via]

6. "We knew when we could spend a week camping together alone, drive five hours home, and still enjoy each other's company and not even be close to being tired of each other. We keep waiting on that honeymoon phase to wear off but we're six years in and our favourite part of life is just being in each other's presence." [via]

7. "If you can spend time together in silence." [via]

8. "If you can fight and resolve the argument respectfully while feeling closer after." [via]

9. "From my perspective it's the small disagreements. Often in new relationships we're so scared to screw anything up that we are not being honest and just agreeing on everything. If you are able to tell the truth about how you feel, that's a good sign." [via]

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10. "The ability to communicate even when you're both having a really shit day. Being able to exist around each other without the need of an outside distraction. Being able to laugh at ourselves and not take things too hard unless you have to." [via]

11. "If you feel like you two are best friends, it's probably going good places." [via]

12. "For me I think there are no early signs that show your relationship will last long. Just don't stress it (like expecting to be together forever/get married/having baby at the beginning of the relationship). Be acceptable, patient, and be silly together." [via]

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