Relationship Tips: Major Signs Of A Strong Relationship, Know more...

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Relationships aren't stagant things. There's an ebb and flow to the way they move and evolve. Sometimes it's all about candlelight dinners in fancy restaurants and other times it's Chinese takeout in front of the television. While the passion and love shared between two people may be harder to identify for some couples, it doesn't mean the relationship isn't a strong one. (You might not think too much of a couple sitting quietly on a bench together, but for that couple it could be a special and enduring moment.) The strongest relationships aren't about the expensive gifts and dinners anyway. So what are they about? We found some of the traits of a strong relationship the experts says REALLY show that you'll stand the test of time.

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# You have good communication
Ask any couple what keeps their relationship strong and the majority will say, communicating. That goes for verbal communication and communication to your partner through your actions. “During times of crisis words aren't always needed, but the communication of empathy through an embrace, a loving caress, or a thoughtful card communicates your love.

# You can handle separation
There are many situations that can cause a couple to have to be long-distance for a while—a job, an illness of a far way relative, or military duty are just a few. When a couple is able to stay connected, and understand that being apart is a must vs. a choice, their partner feels relief. Making the situation worse by complaining, nagging, will not build a strong relationship but understanding, acceptance will.

# You have attraction and connection
Let’s be honest, your partner should always be attractive in your eyes, as it helps maintain that physical and emotional connection. A long lasting strong relationship has a spark, a pull, and while the lust may not last, your connection should.

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# You have strong emotional intelligence
Does your partner empathize with you? You should be able to safely express yourself and feel understood when you're with them. It’s super important in the day-to-day workings of any relationship, especially a committed one, to feel as if your partner has your back and truly understands, AND feels, your pain or happiness on some lev

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