A love that’s built to last is a rare thing.Unsplash/Priscilla Du Preez
Everybody likes to think that their relationship is ready to withstand the long haul. And while no one knows for sure what the future may hold, there are quite a few clues that can tell you if your partnership is built to last.
INSIDER spoke with relationship experts to find out some key traits that long-lasting relationships have.
You trust each other.
You know they have your back. Unsplash/Alvin Mahmudov
Trust is the cornerstone of any healthy partnership. With it, your relationship can thrive and withstand even the biggest challenges. Without it, you’ll be ill-equipped to take on the really tough stuff.
“It is difficult to be vulnerable and share problems with others,” therapist Kimberly Hershenson told INSIDER. “When a partner is able to open up to you, it is important to not break their trust.”
This trust means that not only do you avoid blabbing about their childhood secrets when you’ve had one too many glasses of red wine, but also that you can trust each other not to let the other down.