Even if you don't read gossip magazines, watch reality television, or peruse the self-help section at your local bookstore, you may still find yourself wondering how solid your relationship truly is. If you're anything like me, you've even pondered if there are definitive signs your marriage is strong. On a typical night spent socializing with my friends who are married, the topic of marital longevity always seems to come up, whether in jest or out of genuine worry. Though there's no way to predict the future, experts have offered up evidence as to how to identify if your marriage is strong.
To paraphrase the always wise Beyoncé, you might think that just because your partner liked it and consequently put a ring on it, that your relationship has been solidified for eternity. But just to be doubly sure, it's always nice to know what the characteristics of a healthy, enduring union are. Whether you simply curious or seriously concerned, thankfully relationship experts and psychologists have agreed upon a few universal truths about lasting relationships.
Ready to see what research has to say about endless love? Then without further adieu, check out some of these top signs your marriage is strong.