YOU KNOW MANY INTIMATE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR PARTNER
You can name one or more of your partner’s FAVORITE books, songs, childhood pets, food, TV programs, celebrities, athletes, politicians, relatives, childhood friends, etc.
You know your partner’s best friend and know the friend’s best and worst qualities or characteristics.
You know your partner’s goals and/or aspirations in life,
the most embarrassing moment in childhood,
the proudest moment in childhood and adulthood,
and the characteristics and/or personality traits gotten from parents.
If you have offspring then you know what personality traits your partner has passed on to the offspring,
you know your partner’s flaws in detail and you don’t use stereotypic descriptions.
YOU NURTURE YOUR PARTNER’S GOOD GOALS AND INTERESTS
You support your partner’s good ideas and dreams,
frequently when you disagree you acknowledge the sensible points,
you offer praise or are enthusiastic when something good happens to your partner,
you mutually remember and relive major moments of happiness such as great vacations or important happy family events,
you remember new and mutually challenging moments in life,
when you argue you care about your partner’s feelings and opinions and don’t resort to name calling and profanities.
YOU MUTUALLY CARE ABOUT ONE ANOTHER
Your partner basically cares about you or tries to nurture or support you and tries to protect you from bad influences and bad humans.
You frequently express appreciation and admiration for one another,
you feel that you are teammates working towards common goals,
you are physically affectionate with each other and especially in the morning before departing to work,
your partner reacts kindly to your traumatic or fearful moments,
you don’t refuse to talk about important topics that your partner cares about, you care about your partner’s relationships with family, friends, acquaintances, boss, coworkers and respect them,
you have mutual fun together,
you value many of your partner’s suggestions and are willing to try them out, you enjoy spending time together,
when you are stressed or upset you can go to your partner for emotional support,
you rarely condemn, show contempt, hatred, cuss, or use a stereotypic name such as crazy or stupid,
you know that if you have something important to say then your partner will listen to you attentively,
and you have your own personal love gestures, signs, or affectionate words.
YOU HAVE A TRUSTWORTHY RELATIONSHIP
You are confident that your partner won’t cheat on you or jeopardize your financial security.
Your partner is honest, sincere, and reliable.
If your partner lies then hopefully it is because there is fear that feelings will be hurt and it is mostly white lies about relatively unimportant things since your partner probably hasn’t learned to be diplomatically honest when it comes to comments about a substandard gift, new clothing, or the quality of a homemade meal.
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