1. They don’t play games
Smart women know that games lead to drama, jealousy, and bitterness. They avoid unnecessary confrontation by staying open, honest, and committed to their partner. They keep their ego in check and do not go out looking to cause a stir or get attention.
2. They love with all their heart
When you see couples who are genuinely in love – you know it. You can feel it. Smart women who are in great relationships aren’t afraid to love, and love passionately. They aren’t afraid of being demonstrative, thoughtful, and certainly do not refrain from letting their partners know that they are loved in return! And hey, isn’t that what we all want at the end of the day? To feel loved, appreciated, and cherished?
3. They show appreciation
It is easy to lose track of things, especially the longer you are in a relationship. Smart women are keen on maintaining a happy, healthy, and fulfilling relationship, and take the time to say thanks and express gratitude to their partner. The little things are noticed, appreciated, and in turn happen more often.
4. They’re independent
There is a difference between independence and stubbornness. Smart women are proud of their achievements, be they personal, financial, or otherwise. They work hard and enjoy the fruits of their labour without flaunting their successes. At the same time, they aren’t afraid to ask or offer help and advice when needed.
5. They let go of the past
What happened in the past is in the past. Smart women don’t waste time by dwelling on things that happened long ago, like fights or past relationships. They learn to move on quickly so to limit opportunities for arguments or disagreements and instead focus on enjoying the moment and having fun.
6. Happiness is “we” not “me”
Smart women who’ve got it all figured out will tell you that a good relationship changes your thinking from me to we. The happiness of your partner becomes just as important as your own. They think about their partners before they make decisions and when appropriate, consult with them for advice. These couples share open and honest communication and don’t waste time with trivial nonsense that could potentially hurt their significant other. They enjoy having fun, exploring new places, and sharing new experiences together.
7. They don’t broadcast their relationship
Just like mama told you not to wash your dirty laundry in public, women in successful relationships will tell you that keeping a tight lid on their personal life is key. The more that becomes public knowledge, the more fuel there is for jealousy, rumours, and resentment. Social media becomes a dangerous platform for couples advertising their intimate lives. Whether things are going great or they’re in a rough patch, these couples keep their business quiet.
8. They make me-time
Smart women in a long-term relationship will tell you that “me-time” is fundamental to their happiness. It doesn’t have to be an exquisite trip to a spa or time away in some far off lands, but routine downtime where you can just have a little space, even in your own home to do whatever it is that you wish is paramount to your happiness.Read a book, have a cup of tea, take a bath, or do whatever it is you like to do to unwind.
9. They support their partner
Smart women understand that it is fundamental to the success of the relationship for both parties to be supportive of each other. For this to happen, there cannot be resentment, jealousy, or selfishness towards the other. There is a commitment of respect, sensitivity, and compromise that is honoured at all times. If there is a disagreement, it is discussed with open and truthful communication so to quickly and productively remedy the issue.
10. They don’t give up their identity
While sharing your life with someone, it is pretty much guaranteed that you will learn things from your partner, and pick up some of each others’ traits, for better or worse. Smart women make sure that no matter how long they are with someone; they never give up their identity. They may pick up new hobbies with their significant other, or like new foods or fashion, but they never lose sight of who they are.