Relationship expert Tim Lott says a happy couple has three important aspects: interaction, trust, and confidence. He named the most difficult of all faith. But you still need to have faith and hope, even if some mistakes have been made in the past because there is no future without them.
1. You are not afraid to be (or look like) yourself.
There may be fictional and real partnerships, according to psychologists. For fictional relationships, social values are used, and we use them to look as if we were coming down from heaven.
You’re not nervous or afraid of being yourself in normal relationships, so you know your partner knows you’re not a machine and you also want to feel relaxed and at ease.
With unbuttoned shoes, you can walk around the house talking on the phone, eat oranges in bed, and still feel like your loved one is absolutely fine with this.
2. You share the details of your day.
After a long day of work or after dinner with your friends, you come back home and want to share some new information with your partner. You’re not trying to hide that you were annoyed by a guy from your office.
This exchange of information builds trust and intimacy in your relationship and makes you feel like a close friend as well as being a partner. According to researchers, it is also important to be involved in what is happening in the life of your partner.
3. You can open up about past pain.
It might have been family issues, previous toxic relationships, or a complicated project. But the thing is we can’t share with a person we don’t trust these things. Psychologists say that separating the past and the present, and not contrasting the partner with anyone, is crucial in these situations.
Besides, you gain a new level of trust if you are open to discussing your interactions with the person you love. But it’s crucial not to be brutally honest and be careful not to hurt the feelings of someone else.
4. You share a bank account or you know the PIN for his/her card.
According to couples, sharing a bank account may be a sign of trust and happiness. We are open to discussing money issues and seeking solutions that give relationships with a lot of benefits.
According to Shaunti Feldhahn, a scientist, it makes couples more likely to go through difficulties rather than worrying about ending their partnership.