Behind every successful relationship is a loving partner and comrade-in-love. It is rightly said that some people are made for each other, their match is made in heaven and they eventually find their way to each other as destiny has it planned for them. You’ll know it immediately when you see them. How do we know if we have met the right person? Their relationship seems perfect — both partners are thriving in their own respective professional and social lives but somehow still manage to make enough time for each other.
Has a friend ever rolled her eyes at the sheer awesomeness of your relationship but followed up with a genuine compliment about how lucky the two of you are? If you’ve had multiple friends or family members express to you that they love how you and your guy just seem to fit, you might be a part of a power couple.
Being a power couple isn’t about having great looks or financial status, it is about having a fulfilling relationship and bringing out the best in your partner. It is about being each other’s pillar of strength and being madly in love. Here are a few traits that all power couples have in common and you never know, you might be one too!
1. THEY BRING OUT THE BEST IN EACH OTHER.
If your partner makes you feel great about yourself, that is powerful in its own way. Your other half in a power couple will push you to achieve your goals, not just assure you that you can do it by yourself.
2. THEY COMMUNICATE.
Communication is key in any relationship, but power couples especially excel at it. Since busy schedules can easily cause conflicts, members of a power couple train themselves well to communicate their desires to their partner so that work does not interfere with the relationship and the time spent together can be spent peacefully.
3. THEY EMPOWER EACH OTHER TO SUCCEED.
Although guides to romance tend to ignore finances, your job is actually a huge part of your dating life. It takes up your days, and depending on the gig, it can also consume a large part of the time that you could be spending with your partner. Power couples understand one another’s goals and are willing to make personal sacrifices for the sake of success. If your partner doesn’t push you to go for that big promotion, then they’re not empowering you.
4. THEY PRIORITIZE QUALITY TIME OVER MONEY.
Not only do power couples know that spending quality time together is important but they actually make the concerted effort to do it and they don’t rely on money as their main source of happiness. “One of the biggest misconceptions about power couples is that you have to have a lot of money to make someone else happy,” reveals Prost. “But research studies show that marital satisfaction and relationship longevity are correlated with having a strong friendship.” You respect each other outside of the relationship.
5. THEY RESPECT EACH OTHER OUTSIDE OF THE RELATIONSHIP.
It is said that power couples have the utmost respect for each other at all times, even when the other isn’t around or times are tough. This looks like always staying on the same team and not airing complaints about their partner to family, friends, or colleagues.