It’s very natural to fantasize about a perfect partner who could make our heads spin and increase your heart rate daily.
Far too often, we find ourselves in that place of intense desire and get disappointed when we end up with incompatible partners.
It’s easy to miss the point that relationships are there for growth as a person and to receive and give love.
Often times many dwell in toxic relationships that lead to bitterness and unhappiness for the rest of their lives.
Here are 5 signs that tell if you are in an authentic relationship:
1. No games
We tend to make our relationships difficult far too often than they should be.
The difficulties began when … being hurt started feeling normal, jealousy became a habit, insecurities became a way of life, and honesty waned as trust faded.
The word ‘love’ fell out of context, sex became a game, feelings became subliminal, conversations became texting and running from it became our answer.
Stop running and confront the problems, love, forgive, appreciate, and communicate.
Fix the issues and naturally speak up if you feel like someone is playing games with you.
2. Everyone is on the same wavelength
In case a woman starts casually dating a man and she doesn’t bring up commitment talk in the picture.
It will in all probability never grow to a committed relationship.
People will assume casual or whatever is okay if you give them that impression at first.
You ought to be straight from the beginning or perhaps as soon as you know what it is you want.
Should someone run away because you set boundaries or were honest, then definitely that person wasn’t the right one for you.
3. The line of communication is clear, honest, and open.
You must never be scared of certain conversations.
Instead of just going and getting nowhere, it’s better to talk and find out the truth.
Mean what you say and say what you mean.
Do not expect the people truly care about in your life to read your mind but more importantly don’t play games with their hearts and heads.
Speak without offending and listen without defending.
Relationships frequently fail as a result of commitment issues, trust issues and communication issues.
4. Consistent loving deeds reinforce loving words
Nurture your relationships so that telling people you love that you love them simply becomes a ritualistic validation of how you treat them every day.
Do little things each day that shows your loved ones that you do care.
Showing a little appreciation even in small ways whether you do something special for your loved one, or verbally let them know goes a long way.
Truth be told, you can say I love you a thousand times, or say sorry as much as you want, but if you don’t prove the things you proclaim, they aren’t.
It’s that simple.
5. Presence, vulnerability, and honesty are held sacred
Even though this might seem risky, the strongest kind of love is that one which makes you most vulnerable.
It’s all about revealing the real you and always being open.
It’s about staying by each other’s side through the ups and downs, and truly being there in the spirit and flesh when you are needed most.
Relationships thrive under a strong foundation of teamwork.
And because relationships are one of the best vehicles of happiness and personal growth, the most significant trip you could ever make in life is meeting somebody else midway.
Rather than working alone, you will accomplish more by working with them.