The strongest couples are the ones with the most subtle signs. They are the ones who radiate love without saying anything, the ones that their friends label as goals and the ones that their families place bets on what is to happen next. The strongest couples are the ones who work their way through small challenges and big challenges with ease, that cherish everyday if it is the first day they met one another, and whisper words of love without saying anything aloud.
The strongest couples all have a few traits in common.
1. They have clear communication standards.
The strongest couples show their love by sharing with each other. They communicate in various methods, through various ways, and even without having to discuss how to communicate. They make an effort to communicate instead of making it a standard or forcing a specific method of communication on the other person. Communication comes easy to a strong couple since they have worked through the best way to interact.
2. They have a sense for when something is happening to their partner.
They don’t even have to say anything to one another—they can just tell. A really strong couple will know the difference from silence or a change in body language that something has happened. They don’t need to pry for information but instead have a natural sense in change.
3. They show small signs of affection.
They don’t need to cry an outpour of love to one another if they don’t feel like it. Instead, they bring coffee to their significant other in the morning, drive them to a meeting, lovingly glance at the other when in public. They find the smaller signs of love more significant than any glaringly public signs of love.
4. They lead separate lives, but they are also comfortable sharing their lives with their partner.
A strong couple isn’t afraid to have hobbies, even if the other doesn’t share the same hobbies. They respect the other if they choose to go out with their friends on the weekend without them or take a vacation alone. Though, a strong couple will also bring their partners into their lives without overbearingly exposing them to the world.
5. They talk through their issues.
A strong couple won’t give up if something minor or major happens. If there is something preventing the two of them from being close, they find ways to discuss the issue rather than end the relationship or throw insults at the other. They want to find a solution, not agonize on a problem.
6. They ensure that they take time for one another, even when they are busy.
Even if they are working crazy hours or are miles and miles apart, the strongest couples find ways to make time for their partner. It could be a quick phone call, an hour together each night, or even a brief Skype session. They know they don’t need to go on extravagant dates to show their love for the other or spend money to show their appreciation.
7. They remind each other how much they love each other constantly.
They don’t necessarily need to say “I love you” to show their love. Strong couples will say the words casually throughout conversation or through their body language when they see each other. They find little ways to show their appreciation, such as by supporting them in crucial moments or making sure to text them when the day is over. They know the grand gestures aren’t needed because they are already expressing the way they feel naturally.
8. They can’t take their hands off one another.
One of the most obvious signs of a strong couple is their interaction with each other. A strong couple is definitely not going to have an easy time keeping their hands to themselves, and even if they aren’t showing any public display of affection, it is clear that they are waiting for the moment to be close to their partner again.