Are you and your partner meant to be? Whether you have just met or have been together for decades, it can sometimes be challenging to determine if the two of you are meant for one another. While there’s no magic formula that will guarantee a long-term relationship, paying attention to certain warning signs can help point you in the right direction.
In this post, we’re going to dive into some key factors that may indicate whether or not it’s likely that you and your beloved will end up staying together.
From recognizing recurring patterns in your relationship down to examining each individual’s growth, keep on reading as we explore how better understanding yourself and the other person can allow you to make more informed decisions about where your story is heading!
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu
7. Aligned Values & Goals
What’s the secret to a lasting relationship? How do you know when two people are truly meant to be together? While there is no foolproof answer, there are sure signs that indicate compatibility and a good foundation for a lasting partnership. One such characteristic is shared values and goals.
In addition, when both parties have the same desired endpoint, they can work together in harmony to accomplish it. The couple that partners up to buy their first house or plan the next five years of their lives together is likely one made to last.
Closely related to aligned values is having common interests — something like couples who cook together stay together! Even if it’s only preparing dinner once a week, shared activities increase understanding and connection between partnerships.
6. Insane Physical & Emotional Chemistry
One of the most obvious signs that you’re meant to be together is an insane physical and emotional chemistry. Most couples who share this connection find that they are inexplicably drawn to one another and just can’t keep their hands off each other- it’s an indescribable attraction that makes being with your partner feel like the most natural thing in the world.
And beyond the passionate physical component, you will also find a strong emotional connection- something that goes far beyond surface-level acquaintances where conversations are accessible and meaningful, and discussions can occur without the need for words. If you feel like this about your partner, it could tell you something important.
5. You Can Be Yourself Without Fear
Relationships can sometimes feel like a roller coaster ride; wild ups and downs, twists and turns that both leave you exhilarated yet sometimes feeling a little sick to your stomach.
However, if you’re truly meant to be together, it shouldn’t feel like that. If you feel completely at ease when you’re around your partner, with no fear of judgment or rejection, then chances are you’re with someone who truly accepts and loves you just the way you are.
For example, allowing each other time for personal growth without anxiety to celebrate successes as if they were our own. Whenever we experience moments like these, it can be a reminder that we’re entering a deeper level of commitment in the relationship.
4. They Challenge You Like No One Else Can
Few things are as exciting and fulfilling as being in a relationship with someone who can challenge you to be the best version of yourself in a healthy way. When the person you’re with helps you rise to new heights, it’s easy to feel like you were truly meant for each other.
We don’t mean fights or arguments but instead pushing each other to reach their goals, both separately and together. It’s not just about being understanding of what the other person needs.
Most importantly, it’s about working together to bring out the best in each other to make them better as individuals and as a couple. When everything works in tandem, it can be lovely — you didn’t think being challenged was so nice, did you?
“Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” — Saint Ignatius
3. Personal Accountability
Personal accountability is an integral part of any relationship, and it’s especially relevant when you feel like you may be meant to be together. Holding yourself responsible for your actions with the person you love shows that you value their opinion and respect them — qualities that serve as the foundation of any successful partnership.
Furthermore, when two people take ownership of their actions and words without defending themselves or denying responsibility, it shows that they are committed to the relationship.
Meaningful communication between partners also plays a role in recognizing whether you are meant to be together: voicing needs, wants, and concerns while being considerate of the other person’s feelings reflects the strength of your bond.
2. A Sense of Balance
Do you sometimes feel like your and your partner’s relationship is perfectly balanced? Every relationship has its ups and downs, but if there’s one thing that couples beginning to reach a level of profound connection have in common, it’s that unique sense of balance. When you’re meant to be together, you tend to find solutions more easily when things get difficult.
For instance, one can be a bit more introverted, while the other gives them the space to be that way but also supports them when needed. Each partner’s strengths and weaknesses complement each other, creating a sort of equilibrium in which both are content.
Additionally, conflict doesn’t scare you away from each other — it serves as an opportunity for communication and growth. A harmonious balance allows you two the joys of being together while still allowing space to grow independently.
1. Solution Focused
The best sign that you have found the right person is that together you possess practical problem-solving abilities. You should feel comfortable tackling issues as a team by listening to each other’s perspectives, openly discussing potential solutions, and even disagreeing in order to reach the best course of action.
Moreover, when you are truly meant to be together, your relationship is a source of strength and solutions. Even when things go wrong, if your willpower and determination strengthen as a couple rather than weaken, despite the trials of life that come your way, you always find ways to address them as a team regardless of the circumstances and obstacles.
Together, you are much more than two minds able to crack any problem — you are two hearts working in concert. You imagine possibilities with each other rather than dwelling on limits or roadblocks.
From navigating tricky conversations to tackling more significant issues like career snags or financial woes, understanding that the two of you are truly meant to be together is assurance that there is always a way forward if you tackle it together.
“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Bottom Line
Falling in love is an exciting and often overwhelming experience, but when it comes to relationships, not all of them are meant to be. However, there are certainly signs that the two people were meant for each other.
For instance, even in times of disagreement, couples are meant to have together a way of respectfully communicating and reaching a resolution together. Without any pressure or drama, they remain calm and curious while taking ownership of their own feelings and behaviors.
They understand each other’s boundaries and value the differences between them. When destined fate brings two soulmates together, they naturally build trust without fear or doubt while encouraging each other’s individual growth. There truly is magic in relationships that were meant to be!
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