21 Things You Should Know About Your Long-Term Partner

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Having a long-term relationship? How amazing! The funniest thing about being part of the long-term relationship is that you’re always learning new things about each other. In order to build a healthy relationship, you need to create a meaningful connection, and this comes when you truly connect with your partner.

asddEven though you’ve shared all dark secrets with each other, calm down because there’s always something new to know. Knowledge is power and asking the right question can unlock those gates for a meaningful understanding of each other. Although, every situation is different, there are a few things that are reasonable to want to know about your significant other.

Here are 21 quick and straightforward things that you should know about your long-term partner.

Marriage? : If you are in a long-term relationship that means you are serious about each other. The first question in a long-term relationship always starts with ‘do you ever want to get married?’ Yes, it’s important to know that is the marriage part of his/her future plan?

Kids? : Well, if the marriage stuff is solved, the next thing comes to kids. Do they want kids? What is their point of view regarding kids? Having children is very important for some couples. If you and your partner are planning a future together, this is one of the most important things you should know. Even if you both want kids, there’s a lot to discuss. Do you want to conceive biologically? Do you want to adopt? How many kids do you want?

How often do they use social media? : Is your partner addicted to social media? How much time do they spend on social media? Social media is a big part of life now and knowing better about this part is necessary.

Career history and goal? : What is their career history? Does your partner want to switch career? Relationships cannot be successful without mutual support. You both should know what the other wants to achieve, not only to be sources of encouragement for each other, but also to make sure their dreams are compatible with yours. For example, what if one of you has a job that requires a lot of travel and long distance?

Romantic couple sharing their affection on Valentine's day, while walking outdoors

Favorites? : Not every couple has similar taste in movies, music, and art. Knowing each other’s favorite media, art, literature, music, TV shows, and movies provide great help to build a strong relationship. Which food do they like most? What is their favorite vacation spot? There’s a lot to know in the section of favorite.

What about traveling? : How important is traveling for you and your partner? If only one of you desire to travel that means you will either be apart for possibly long terms or you may feel the pressure to ignore wanderlust. Maybe one of you can’t be able to ignore the world tour dream. You cannot conclude this until you know about it.

How they prefer to spend their free time? : You might be aware of this thing if you’re in a long-term relationship. But if you’re not, look for the answer. Knowing your partner’s free time activates helps you to make good plans. You might have similar choices or maybe not but it’s important to know such thing.

What is their financial status? : You really need to be open with each other regarding money. How much they earn? Do they have any debt in the shape of student loans or credit cards?

Values in life? : Values and fundamental principals play a very import role in a relationship. Merging values between two people is something that makes up the personality of the relationship.

What is their weekly routine? : If you really want to run for long in a relationship, then you have to get a basic gist of what is your partner’s weekly schedule? What do they like to do on weekends? What is their working time? What do they like to do in their spare time? This way, you know how you can work around living your own individual lives while also spending time with one another.

What days are really special to them? : Living in a long-term relationship you already know important dates like your partner’s birthday. You should be aware of any other special days like his/her family member’s special day, birthdays, anniversaries and maybe there are some other special days.

What do they believe in? : Whether they’re super religious or not. Is their family super religious? Sometimes disagreement on religion and beliefs could be the reason for part ways.

Spender or sever? : Couples with similar financial styles and goals will do better than those with big differences. You should definitely know whether your partner likes to spend or save. It’s better to talk about such things so you can come to a compromise together.

What they like and dislike about their family? : There must be something that every person loves and hates in their family. Even if you’ve yet to meet them, asking your partner what they like and don’t like about their family will reveal a lot about how they stand with the idea of family and what they might not want in the future family.

Couple kissing on ferry at sunset

What loves means to them? : Even if you’ve passed that ‘I love you’ chats, it’s good to know what love means to them.

What makes them laugh and cry hardest? : How awesome it is to share a sense of humor with your partner? If you know exactly how to make them smile or what can make him cry, you can be able to build a successful relationship. Knowing what it is that gets them to laugh every single time shows that you’ve been paying close attention to them.

Who they consider as BFFs? : Planning a long future with your partner means getting along with their social circle. It is important to know which of your partner’s friends mean most to them. Who is their closest friend currently? Whether it’s their friend from high school or a long distance cousin, knowing whom your partner idolizes and loves to spend time with will give you an idea of what they really value.

How they like to be comforted? : One of the most amazing parts of being in a long-term relationship is being comforted by your partner during rough times. But not everyone likes to be comforted in the same way. So to be sure about your partner you need to know this.

What is their biggest weakness? : Everyone has a weakness. If you know your partner’s weakness, you’ll be able to help them work on through those over time. If you know your partner’s weakness, you have an accurate and realistic picture of who they are as a person.

Any addiction? : They might be addicted to drink or cigarette or maybe pizza, you never know until you ask. You may help them to overcome the addiction.

afdDo they love pet? : Do they want a cat or a dog? Pets are really important part of life for some people. What if you are planning to have one in future and your partner might be allergic to it.

So, start talking guys!

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