One of the benefits of being in a long-term relationship is feeling comfortable with each other. You should be relaxed enough that you feel like you can be yourself and be honest, no matter how tricky the situation is. And the truth is, if you don't feel comfortable or like yourself then you might not be in the right relationship. "Not all relationships are meant to last forever," Kali Rogers, CEO and founder of Blush Online Life Coaching, tells Bustle. "If you want the opportunity to find a life partner, you might need to leave a happy relationship in order to find that."
Having a long-term partner means getting past the awkwardness and facing issues head-on, whether it's working through a fight about a difficult topic or just getting through a holiday dinner with the in-laws in one piece. There are going to be some complicated things that come your way, but if you're in the right long-term relationship, then you should be able to deal with them without feeling totally uncomfortable or like you need to hide how you actually feel about a tricky situation.
Here are seven things that should never be awkward in a long-term relationship.