Relationships are great — when they work, that is. Having someone you can spend time with and talk to about anything can be extremely comforting. And it doesn't hurt if that person is also easy on the eyes. But when you can't seem to agree on anything and the flame in your romance has fizzled, you may start to feel like it's better to cut your losses and move on. If you're wondering whether you should stay or go, you should know the ways to know your relationship is worth fighting for.
It's natural for any relationship to have high and low points. But how do you know if you and your partner can recover from the problems you face? Enjoying each other's company, sharing core values, and being committed to the success of your relationship, are just a few of the signs that your relationship has a strong foundation. Identifying your problems and working to fix them with the help of a therapist or religious advisor can put you and your partner on the road to rebuilding what was broken in your relationship. You may even end up falling in love all over again.
So before you walk out, take a look at this list with your partner and decide whether or not you've got something worth fighting for.
1. You Genuinely Enjoy Each Other's Company
According to Psychology Today, one of the main reasons people get involved with one another is because they enjoy spending time together. If you can still have a good time with your partner — even if you're just hanging out at home — you've got a pretty good thing going.
2. You're Torn
When things are really over, there usually isn't much anyone can do to make you stay. But if you're indecisive, there may be a chance for you and your partner to reconcile. As The Huffington Post mentioned, if you are wavering over whether or not you should leave, you probably have some good reasons to stay.
3. You Can Be Yourself
You should never feel as if you have to be someone you're not in order to please your partner. In a healthy relationship, both partners have the freedom to be themselves. As mentioned in Psychology Today, the best relationships happen when both people can have their own identities.
4. You're Both Willing To Work
All relationships have peaks and valleys, and as long as you and your partner remained committed to doing what it takes to keep your relationship afloat, you can work through any issues that come your way. As The Huffington Post mentioned, when both partners are willing to work to repair what's broken, there is a strong chance that the relationship can be saved.
5. You Have Romance
In a long-term relationship, things can't always be hot and heavy. But you should still feel be able to get your romance on from time to time. According to Psychology Today, if your partner still turns you on, you may have a reason to work at repairing your issues.
6. Your Problems Center Around Your Children
It's no secret that children can put a strain on any relationship. But if your relationship is healthy, you should be able to find your rhythm. As The Huffington Post pointed out, if your children are the center of the problems in your relationship, you have a good reason to try to work things out with your partner. After all, even if you split up, you'll still have to find a way to work together.
7. You Share Core Values
8. You Can Talk
Good communication is the key to any lasting relationship. You and your partner should be able to talk about anything – even if it makes you uncomfortable. As Woman's Day mentioned, if you and your partner feel secure enough to talk about your feelings, you have a good foundation on which to rebuild your relationship.
9. You Know The Grass Isn't Greener
You may fantasize about leaving your partner for Matthew McConaughey, but he probably leaves his dirty socks on the floor too. As Woman's Day noted, if you realize that being with someone else won't make things better, you have a good reason to work things out with your partner.