6 Signs of a Strong Relationship

Every relationship is unique, it can be difficult to know whether your current relationship is strong. However, research into relationship patterns has identified certain traits as indicators of a strong relationship. Are you curious about what those traits are? Are you in a relationship and want to know whether your relationship is strong? Or perhaps you’re single and you want to learn more about these traits so that you know what traits to look for when you get into a relationship? We’ve got you covered. Here is a list of signs of a strong relationship!

If you’re still single and you’re not sure if you’ll ever be in a relationship soon, we’ve also made a video on the signs you’ll be in a relationship soon:

Writer: Carley Swanson-Garro
Script editor: Morgan Franz
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Anthony Plantyn (new animator)
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Also, check out our friend’s video here: