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8 signs of a mature adult relationship

We all want our relationships to be happy, healthy, and mature. We want to be with people who are on the same page as us as far as adulthood and stability go.

8 signs of a mature adult relationship

It’s true that a lot of maturity comes with age and life experience, but unfortunately, some people just won’t get there no matter how old they are.

So, how do you know if your current relationship is a real, grown-up situation that you can depend on? Here are some signs to look out for.

1. You both have drive
Drive and ambition are extremely important in general but also within romantic relationships. If you are a very motivated person who gets things done and has goals that you’re constantly working to achieve and your partner is motivated and has great work ethic as well, it’s a definite sign of the maturity of your relationship.

2. You share responsibilities
Splitting up the general responsibilities of your relationship is definitely a sign of a mature relationship, especially if you’re living together and the responsibilities include things like paying bills, cleaning, and grocery shopping. Making sure that each of you is handling your fair share of the work is definitely a sign of a mature relationship.

3. You always hype each other up
Mutual support is extremely important in relationships and a real sign of maturity is when both you and your partner get excited and hype each other up when one of you achieves success or positive things in life. Even if one of you is struggling harder to make things happen while the other seems to be winning at everything, you look at one of your successes as BOTH of your successes. Not only that, but you feel proud and excited when one of you achieves something great.

4. You consider consequences
Having the wisdom and the sense to foresee possible consequences of choices is a sign of a mature relationship because when you think about the outcome of things before you do them, it’s showing that you’re not just living in the moment but thinking about the future. When couples are thinking like mature  adults, they’re more concerned with how choices could impact their relationship in the long run and now just living in the here and now.

5. You talk about the future
Similar to considering consequences, thinking about your future in general is a sign that your relationship is on the mature  track. If you’re thinking about where you’ll be months or even years from the present and making plans towards that future together, chances are that your relationship  is strong and headed in a good direction.

6. You fight fairly
All couples experience arguments and times where they’re upset with each other, but fighting fairly is a very important part of having a grown-up relationship. Examples of fighting unfairly would be things like yelling, calling names, dredging up the past, and stonewalling. If you and your partner are able to work through your arguments calmly and rationally, it’s a definite sign of maturity.

7. You can disagree respectfully
Disagreeing on certain subjects is bound to happen at some point during your relationship and contrary to what some people might think, it’s totally okay if you and your partner have varying opinions on certain things. It’s not about agreeing with each other on everything 100%. It’s about understanding the fact that each of you is entitled to your own opinion and respecting that opinion, even if it’s different from yours.

8. Your communication is on point
Communicating with your partner often and effectively is a definite trait of maturity. If you’re going through something, experiencing frustration, or need advice or comfort in a situation, being able to reach out to your partner and communicate your feelings to them effectively is key to building a strong and successful relationship.

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