Being with a person forever means that person is your best friend. You can tell them anything.
But that doesn't mean they should be the only person you lean on. If you become so transfixed on one person that you allow your other relationships to crumble, you begin to tow the line of codependence rather operating within a healthy, stable partnership.
They check in
Strong couples don't just make assumptions; they actually make an effort to check in with each other. Too often we get wrapped up inside of our own heads and forget that we need to consider the feelings of another person. "Assumptions about time, expectations, obligations, and behavior can lead to hurt feelings and worse," Jamieson says.
In healthy relationships, the desire to keep your partner's needs and happiness in mind is a must. Strong couples send each other regular text updates, inform each other about plans with friends ahead of time, and aren't sketchy about providing basic information. It's not about keeping a watchful eye on your partner like some psycho jealous nutcase; it's about wanting to keep each other in the loop like goddamn adults.