1. How quickly you forgive each other. As humans, we are massively flawed. On average, a human being makes at least two mistakes a day. What counts in a relationship is how quickly you forgive each other’s mistakes. My grandmother always said, “Don’t go to bed angry with each other.” This is excellent advice for a long-lasting, loving relationship.
2. How you respond to each other under pressure. The truth is that relationships are made through a trial by fire. It either burns you alive or it forges you. Your partner’s response under pressure should balance yours. If you panic easily, they need to be reassuring or vice versa. If you are able to get out of a stressful situation together in one piece, your relationship is worth keeping.
3. How closely your goals for your futures match. Relationships that come with an expiration date usually begin that way, too. It is important to establish with your partner whether they envision the same thing for yourselves in the future as you do. It won’t work if he/she doesn’t see a marriage and you do, or if you don’t want children and he/she does.