You know how to communicate in a healthy way.
You’ve figured out how to work through things. Unsplash/Tom The Photographer
If you’re committed to anyone for an extended period of time, you’ll start to develop your own way of communicating and talking through things.
If you and your partner are made for the long haul, not only will you have a specialized way of hashing things out, you’ll have both thought through the way you’re talking to each and made it a priority to speak to each other with care.
“Many individuals find themselves in relationships where they have ‘fun together,’ but are unable to openly communicate their feelings, desires and wishes,” marriage coach Eric Hunt told INSIDER. “Often this leads to further issues in the relationship and is usually the root cause of most major disputes. Couples who are able to effectively communicate are able to better understand one another and experience greater intimacy.”
You can both admit when you’re wrong.
It gets easier with time. Unsplash/Priscilla Du Preez
For some people, the pain of admitting that they were wrong in an argument is akin to stepping on a Lego or biting into tinfoil. It’s rough.
But those in a healthy partnership will take a blow to their pride if it means ending an argument or letting their partner know that they are sorry, Hershenson said. If you and your partner seem to do this equally, and move on quickly, your relationship is built to last.