1. Being strictly imperfectly perfect and still getting all the love you deserve.
None of us lives in a fairy tale and hence, none of our relationships are perfect, especially the ones that are real. It's just that - whoever we love becomes perfect for us and that's a fact. So don't think about how perfect your relationship is, think about how perfect you are together. If you've been together after all the nuisance you've been through, you are perfect together undoubtably.
2. Enjoying each other's company in anything you do and discovering what you're all about easily.
There's a lot to care about in this world and there are not many couples who enjoy bonding over a cup of coffee, a movie or just some hobby (that only one of you likes). Awesome relationships are those that tell you what you're all about and not what you can be. Best soulmate is who supports you through thick and thins in your career and makes you realise what you're really good at doing and not what you really 'should' be doing.
3. You know whenever you're down with fever or anything in general, there's one person just a phone call away who'll be right there for you even if he's uninvited.
You open up your heart and home to that one person for life so you can never avoid him being around whenever he wants to because that's exactly what you want for the rest of your life (even if you don't accept it). Whether you're sick, sad or depressed, he'll be there and you take it for granted.
4. There's no fear of having ANY kind of conversation.
Seriously, sometimes you know you're about to irritate the hell out of the other person but you're not afraid of asking ANYTHING. This is the one reason you're with each other, because you communicate without thinking, as nobody would judge nobody. Speak about anything and everything because the person in front of you will never get offended by you.
And reminding them in words - how much they mean to you.
It's true that the person closest to your heart knows exactly how you feel but sometimes, just sometimes, it's important to put it in words. Sometimes, actions are just not enough. You have to say "I love you", "I miss you", "I want to see you" because you want to and the person you love the most in the whole wide world, is sometimes just waiting for that one statement.
5. However, making each other feel special time and again (in actions) is also equally important.
As much as you're good at expressing your love, if you don't prove it every once in a while, there's no proof of what you say almost every day. If you love the person, any effort won't ever feel like an effort - you'll just make an effort to make that person feel important and you won't even realise that you're broke and still spending or you're doing an illegal activity like stealing a 'blue french horn' to bring a smile to that special one's face. It's just such a great feeling to know that you feel the same way your partner feels about you!
6. No games being played to test the commitment, trust, jealousy and anything else that can make this relationship more of a pain.
You accepted each other when both of you were a mess, with no aim in life whatsoever. Life is beyond texting, forceful meetings, saying "I love you" as a duty and losing the context in the process and talking constantly on the phone for nothing - all this means nothing to you if you're in the right relationship. You don't NEED to play games because you know each other - you know how you both detest cuddling, how lazy you both feel most of the times to come out of your house to hang out but at the same time, you know you both can travel miles and miles just to see each other's faces because you missed them.
7. Making sure you both are on the same page.
Sometimes, you are more of a commitment person than your girl or vice versa, well at least you start off like that. But there comes a day when you'll start assuming that all you have is a casual relationship and that will be the test of it all until she comes up to you and confesses. You won't rely on assumptions, you'll be straight forward about your feelings whether it's late or not and whether you're sure of the other person's feelings or not. At that point, nothing else matters.
8. As much as you want to, you don't strangle the relationship with your own two hands. Everyone needs space to breathe and so does your relationship.
If you're truly and deeply into someone and she's not, it's a crime to force her to continue being in a relationship with you. It's good to keep a relationship close to your heart but strangling it spoils it completely right there and then. If you have to beg someone to stay with you, what's the point of being with that person anyway? It's not worth it so let him go. If he comes back, he's yours. If he doesn't, it wasn't meant to be.
9. Being painfully honest and vulnerable.
Love makes you the most vulnerable person around and the day you feel like that, know you're in the strongest type of love. But, the challenge is to be honest and vulnerable - talk it out and lighten up your miseries. Getting into a committed relationship is not easy and that's what stops most of the people to even think about getting into one. But they don't know what they're missing out on in the process of acting COOL.
10. There's no third person EVER.
You're more than enough for each other, a need has never arisen to get someone involved in your relationship. Where on the one hand, this beauty of a relationship means the world to you, on the other hand, the outsider won't ever know the way you feel about this and you can't expect them to. Why make a mockery out of what may turn out to be the world's most amazing bond?
11. Being yourself wherever you are and feeling more than comfortable.
You're the luckiest person on earth if you don't have to pretend in front of the person you totally adore because you know it for sure that THAT relationship, where you have to pretend, will definitely end in the near future. For how long can you pretend to be someone you're not? Be your crazy self because that's what the other person fell for at the first place.
12. The way you look at each other is the biggest validation of how you feel for one another.
It's taken for granted that you discuss your loved ones with everyone you meet every day - colleagues, friends, professors, boss - but all of it makes sense when they see you both together. You both are crystal clear about what you feel for each other and that is evident in your eyes. You often miss a heartbeat when you see the love of your life each time.