If you think there's no sign short of a diamond ring that can point to whether you're headed for marriage or not, think again.Our experts are here to share eight ways you can tell if your relationship will last a lifetime.1. Constantly butting heads could mean you're headed for a breakup.But, if your partner is willing to kindly voice his or her views in order to challenge you to change yours, psychotherapist and relationship expert Rhonda Richards-Smith says you could be headed for marriage."If your partner is comfortable enough with you to lovingly call you out privately when they feel you are wrong," says Richards-Smith, "chances are you are in the right relationship."2.You're one another's biggest cheerleaders. When you're headed for marriage, says licensed marriage and family therapist Marissa Nelson, you're committed to bringing out the best in your partner."You encourage one another's individual growth and give support to the pursuit of each other's dreams and career aspirations," she says."If one of you succeeds, you both win, and that level of strength over time can be a telling sign that engagement is on the horizon."3. Nelson says that the couples who stay together are the ones who can let loose with one another — doing things like wearing nomakeup, without pretense."Your partner sees you at your worst and best, and loves you unconditionally, flaws and all," she says.
It's one the main qualities that let people know this person is the right one for them."4.You really care about whether your partner's family likes you.When you married a person, you also marry his or her family.So, "when things are getting serious in a relationship, you tend to place more weight in what your partner's family thinks of you," says Lori Salkin, matchmaker and dating coach.
"I have noticed time and time again that right before couples get engaged, they spend more time with each other's families — and their nerves run high as they hope for their approval or have to respond to disapproval or questions."See More: The One Thing Your Relationship Needs Before You Get Married5.
You trust one another enough to allow some personal space.