10 Signs Your Relationship Is Rock-Solid And Going To Last

10 Signs Your Relationship Is Rock-Solid And Going To Last

By Women's Health on September 7, 2014
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You find each other compassionate, smart, attractive, and funny? All good things! But some signs of an amazing relationship are way less obvious…

You Cuddle While You Snooze

Do you spoon while you sleep? If so, that’s a good sign: Partners who sleep less than an inch from each other are more likely to have happy relationships than the ones who keep to opposite sides of the bed, according to a recent survey.

You’re Grateful—And You Say So

Saying “thanks” may be just as crucial as saying “I love you.” Research shows that expressing gratitude toward each other is extremely beneficial to your relationship.

He’s Healthy and Positive

According to a recent study, a dude’s good health and upbeat personality could make a relationship better off. It’s one-sided, but it’s an interesting tidbit nonetheless.

You Talk the Same

And we don’t just mean that you can both recite every word of Anchorman. When you use the same function words—such as pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, and quantifiers—you have a higher likelihood of getting together and keeping it together, per a recent study.

You’re Hardcore into Making Out

Another great excuse to pucker up: Research shows that lots of kissing equals lots of relationship satisfaction.

You Double Date

If you have a standing Friday night dinner with your couple friends, give yourself a round of applause: Double dating helps build stronger bonds, according to a recent study.

You Make More $$$

This is a good sign if you have young children—you see, spouses with kids ages four to seven have a better chance of avoiding a split if the woman makes more than the man, per recent research.

You Watch Chick Flicks Together

Do you regularly break out the popcorn and PJs? When partners watch films about relationships together and then chat about what went down, they’re half as likely to break up over the next three years as couples who don’t get their rom-com movie-watching on, per recent research. One point for The Notebook!

You Feel It in Your Gut

A recent study found that newlyweds’ gut feelings are a better indication of what their relationship will look like in the future than self-reported feelings. So if you don’t already, make like Olivia Pope and listen to your gut—if it’s feeling good, your relationship probably is, too.

You Have Sex—A Lot

Regular romps contribute to long and happy marriages, according to a recent study. (They also make you personally happier, per a recent survey.) The lesson? In your household, you should definitely aim to make love (not war).

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