Today, most relationships are built on deceit, games, and jealousy.
In our day and age, it is extremely difficult to find an honest partner who is capable of being in a mature relationship. In fact, most people would rather play games instead of commit to a serious relationship. This is because not everybody can put in the time, effort, and dedication that mature relationships require. Therefore, many people find themselves forming immature relationships where they get hurt over and over again. It is important to note that they do not understand the relationships they build are immature; they know that they love their partner and they trust that love is enough. Unfortunately, in order to build a strong and lasting relationship, there needs to be more than just love.
There are 8 signs that you are in a mature relationship.
1. You do not get jealous
If you and your partner are passionate about each other without being insecure and jealous, you are in a mature relationship. Being passionate is vital for a relationship to last and succeed; however, this passion can be extremely problematic in immature relationships where partners become jealous and possessive.
2. You trust each other
When two people do not trust each other, they cannot form a healthy relationship. It is impossible to have a mature and lasting relationship when you cannot rely on your partner. If you can trust your partner with your secrets and you know that they will be there for you whenever you are in need, you have a mature partner.
3. You take things at your own pace
You are not rushing to define the relationship, announce your love on social media, or get engaged before a certain age. Instead, you are taking things at a pace that suits you and your partner. This means that you are not concerned with what others think and you know that the only thing that matters is how you both feel.
4. You communicate properly
Many relationships fall apart solely because partners fail to communicate properly. Even though they may talk to one another 24/7, they do not talk about the things that matter. In other words, they fail to discuss their concerns and do not resolve problems. Furthermore, they ignore one another, dismiss each other’s emotions, and argue about who is right or wrong. In a mature relationship, partners listen and try to resolve any issues they face.
5. You are not easily tempted
People in mature relationships know what they have and they are not willing to lose it. This means that they ensure that nobody gets between them. On the other hand, people in immature relationships are often looking for something more and so, they tend to be easily tempted.
6. You feel fulfilled
When you are in a mature relationship, you feel as though all of your emotional, mental, and physical needs are being met. That is, you feel heard, desired, understood, and appreciated. In immature relationships, people often feel that something is missing and that they are not as happy as they can be.
7. You are independent
Mature partners do not take away each other’s freedom; instead, they encourage and respect one another’s individuality. People in immature relationships insist on doing everything together and they get jealous when their partner chooses to spend time with friends.
8. You live in the now and focus on the future
Everybody makes mistakes and all relationships have difficult moments. If you are in a mature relationship, you do not focus on your partner’s errors. More importantly, you do not let their mistakes influence your future. People in immature relationships fail to focus on the present and the future because they hold grudges and cannot let go of the past.
If you can relate to these eight points, you are in a happy, healthy, and mature relationship. If not, you should step back and reflect on what you can do to feel more fulfilled.