By Zoe Samuel on February 26, 2018
The course of true love rarely runs smoothly, but it is far more likely to do so if the people who are in love are willing to compromise, treat each other respectfully even when things are going horribly wrong, put their partner first, and truly admit to themselves and each other what their vulnerabilities are.
A relationship can't be founded on a bedrock of lies, nor will it function well if either party is more in it for themselves than they are for the team. It's hard work getting it right, but the payoff is tremendous.
Naturally, none of this applies to you and your significant other. After all, your relationship is one of pure harmony. You're emotionally mature people with good boundaries who know never to let a conflict go un-tackled and who are on the same page about all of the major issues a couple could possibly face: money, religion, kids, lifestyle, and so on.
You magically know what your partner wants in bed, and you absolutely never imagine your single life. Infidelity is an impossibility, disappointment a myth, and the odds of breaking up are between slim and none. Right?
Just in case you want to confirm that one more time, maybe you should take this quiz.