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How to Tell if You Have a Keeper

24-Hour Crisis Helpline 314.531.2003

If you’re fortunate enough to have a keeper, do all you can to make it last forever. On the other hand, if someone is hurting you, please call the number above to get the help you need because you deserve better and there are people who want to help save you from that hurtful relationship.

 

YOU’RE HAPPY

They encourage you

THEY DON’T HURT YOU

They pull the cover over you and kiss your cheek when they think you’re asleep.

 You laugh together.

 They make you coffee (or your favorite drink) even though they don’t drink that.

THEY TRULY VALUE YOUR OPINION.

They are proud of you

EVEN WHEN LIFE GETS CRAZY HECTIC, YOU ALWAYS FEEL LIKE YOU ARE THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.

They say something supportive, when they could just as easily say something critical or negative.

There are small acts of kindness

You are in their future

They are proud to introduce you.

You want them after a hard day

They surprise you with good things

They want to know the other people you love

THEY CARE ABOUT YOUR POINT OF VIEW

THEY TREAT YOU AS AN EQUAL

They do something nice for you and don’t expect something in return.

They make you your best self

You can disagree with them and still get along.

They would rather be honest with you and risk upsetting you than lie to you.

You can feel how much they care and they hurt to see you hurt.

They are close to your friends and family

Your relationship is growing, and not just because of your efforts.

They are interested in and respectful of your family members.

They care about your happiness

Their communication skills are top-notch, even when life is crappy

They are your best friend as well as your partner.

You can be together and still encourage each other’s independence

They’re the first person you want to share good — or bad — news with

They listen to what you say and remember it.

You’re the real, authentic ‘you’ around them

They take care of you when you’re sick.

They are genuinely patient.

They believe in your relationship

They learn from their mistakes (and you do too)

They are always gentle with you, no matter the mood.

They’re flexible enough to do some things your way without being resentful, blaming or thinking they’ve ‘lost’

They love spoiling you.

They have an open mind

They accept the less appealing parts of you and don’t beat you up for your flaws

 They hold and soothe you when you’re crying.

They are willing to apologize and admit fault.

Your close friends are big fans of your relationship

You handle conflicts together.

They are genuinely happy for you when something good happens to you.

They are willing to work through the tuff stuff

You’re proud to call them your partner

You can talk to them about almost anything.

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