You’ve got that feeling that this is the one. Here are some things that will help you to check that your instincts are right:
- You’ve seen each other at your worst and you still want to be together. Tummy aches, tummy noises, tantrums, tears, sulks, snot and hangovers, and you still have that safe, comfy feeling when you hear his snores or her sleepy mumbles.
- You can enjoy being together without talking. You can read, or watch TV, fiddle with your phone or listen to music and just be glad your partner is in the same room with you.
- You’re each good at different things, you know what those things are, and you accept them.
- You both take your fair share of the chores. If there’s a day or a week when you do more, you know your partner will make up for it another time.
- You both get the opportunity to do things you love.
- If either of you is down, the other one knows what to do about it: distract you with fun things, leave you alone, stay close to you, calm you with a massage, run you a bath, give you a job to do . . .
- If you’re apart, you can’t wait to be together again.
- When you’re not with your partner, you have pretend conversations with him or her in your head.
- You can admit that you’ve made a mistake and know that your partner will help you to put it right.
- When you decide on a plan together, you know that both of you will stick to it.
- You’re always learning something new from each other.
Being in love is the best feeling in the world. Enjoy it!