Some signs you’re in a mature relationship
As we grow up, we realise that what we thought was a monotonous relationship as a teenager is a stable and healthy relationship. A mature relationship is when it doesn’t keep fluctuating between extremes of emotions; it is drama free. Nothing makes our life steady and unwavering than an adult, mature relationship. Read on to know what a grown-up relationship feels like.
Your actions speak of your love for each other.
When you are in a healthy relationship, and the person truly loves you, you’ll see it in their actions. In a mature relationship saying ‘I love you’ every minute and signing all your texts with xoxo isn’t essential, it shows in every little thing they do; the way they hold the door for you, smile at you, cook your favourite meal for you, brush away a loose strand of hair from your face.
You feel loved and cared for; there is a warmth of actions. You don’t need verbal reminders of their love (which aren’t absent) to verify their feelings for you because you can SEE it.
You feel safe planning the future with them.
Whether it’s short term or long term, you feel safe in planning the future with them because the relationship is well-grounded and you feel secure with your partner. In a troubled relationship, you have to think a hundred times before making a reservation for the next month because the relationship may or may not be there till then. Still, but when the connection is fully developed, you always see your partner right there beside you, you are not met with doubts and uncertainties, planning the future with them doesn’t scare you. Instead, you look forward to it.
You handle disagreements well.
All couples have their moments of disagreements; it’s how you handle them shows whether your relationship has ripened or not. Nothing decides the health of a relationship more than how a couple argues. In a mature relationship, the couple has learned each other’s patterns of anger and adjusted well to it, you have agreed upon a way of resolving the conflict. The love doesn’t fade away even on the bad days; you don’t hurt each other just because you were angry; in fact, you work towards solving the issue as a team. You can even call out on each other, and it won’t result in a fight because you know your partner means well for you, and you help each other grow and improve.
It’s okay not to be in touch 24/7
You both have realistic expectations from the relationship. You understand that you are both adults who have an individual life apart from the relationship, so being with each other all day or texting continuously is not practical. You both agree that it is essential to grow as a couple, but it is equally important to give each other space to grow as a person. So, you spend enough time with each other without being clingy and suffocating.