Some relationships are for the long haul; others don’t last forever. Even if the person you’re dating isn’t your soulmate, he might be providing exactly what you need at this point in your life. Healthy relationships help us learn how to be better partners and individuals. Here are eight signs that you’re in a good place.
He’s a positive addition to your life
When your life revolves around another person, it becomes much harder to accomplish your own goals. If he adds a new dimension without taking away your independence, he’s a good person to have around.
He knows what’s important to you and asks about it
He cares about your interests. He knows if you are going for a big promotion or if your favorite TV show was on last night. More importantly, he talks to you about what happened, even if it has nothing to do with him.
He is the first person you want to tell news to
When you think about whom to call first to say you got that big promotion, the answer is always him. You value his opinion and want to share your excitement with him.
He supports you in different ways
Whether you need a shoulder to cry on, advice about work or just a ride to the grocery store, he is there for you.
You two can spend time apart
This is a big one. Codependency in relationships isn’t romantic; it’s unhealthy. You should not stake your happiness on being around him 24/7. Neither should he.
He makes an effort with your friends and family
The Spice Girls are right; “friendship never ends.” Your boyfriend should get along with the people who have been by your side since the start and those who will be by your side until the end.
His insight helps you grow
When he gives you advice, it’s thoughtful. He doesn’t just tell you what you want to hear; he actually thinks about what would be best for you in any given situation.
He makes life fun
If he puts a smile on your face, and the world feels bright when you’re around him, you’re meant to be with him.