No one wants to waste their time when it comes to relationships. That's why so many of us look out for red flags and relationship dealbreakers in the early stages of dating. Finding any sort of indicators that can predict that it won't work earlier on, can make it easier to end it sooner. So what can predict whether your relationship will last or not?
First and foremost, it's important to remember that relationships aren't all fun and good times. "All relationships are work," Jessica Bunevacz, Relationship Coach tells Bustle. "Even when it's fun, it's work."
There are some obvious things that can predict relationship success, says Bunevacz, including how committed you are to each other (e.g. Do you make it a point to make plans with each other?), how you handle troubled times together (e.g. What did your partner do for you when you went through a tough time?), and how compatible you are (e.g. What activities do you enjoy together?). But these are all pretty much a given and you're probably super familiar with these by now. So here are some less obvious and more interesting things that can predict whether or not your relationship will last: