What the 'Perfect' Relationship Means to These 15 Women

Michele Zipp | Feb 1, 2018 Love & Sex
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  • Feelings.

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    "There's a feeling of comfort and respect and excitement all in one -- that's what a perfect relationship feels like." - Carin D. 

  • Good together and apart.

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    "The perfect relationship is when we both feel awesome when we're together and when we're doing our own things, too." - Sheri R.

  • Feeling heard.

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    "One element to a perfect relationship is when I feel heard, that my partner really listens to what I say and takes it in and understands me. This is also reciprocal." - Jenn S. 

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  • Staying true.

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    "The perfect relationship is when I don't change anything about myself to be with someone." - Elizabeth H.G.

  • No judgment.

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    "The perfect relationship is knowing you can be 100 percent yourself without judgement." - Theresa F.

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  • Honoring needed breaks.

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    "The perfect relationship is ... taking up the slack around the house, with the kids etc., when the other person is tired or just needs a break." - Jenny B.

  • Good communication.

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    "The perfect relationship is good communication and knowing when to bite your tongue!" - Nicole F.W.

  • Passion.

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    "The perfect relationship is one where you feel passion with each other -- not just with sex, but when supporting each other's hopes and dreams and even everyday stuff." - Melanie N. 

  • A true partner.

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    "When you truly feel like you have a lover, a best friend, and a true partner -- that's what the perfect relationship feels like." - Emily H. 

  • Acceptance.

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    "The perfect relationship is one where both partners feel totally loved and accepted for who they really are as people." - Jacqueline B.C.

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  • Choice.

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    ​"The perfect relationship is making a conscious choice to add that person to your life rather needing them to make you feel whole. " - Ashley A.

  • True selves.

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    "The perfect relationship is where you both see one another as your true selves, and accept and love one another for it." - Marla F.

  • Quiet.

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    "The perfect relationship is when you both know when to shut the hell up." - Rebecca Z.

  • Shared dreams.

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    "The perfect relationship is one where you continually value the other person, enjoy each other's company, and share similar hopes and dreams for the future." - Jenny E.

  • Just be.

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    "One quality to a perfect relationship is when you can just be with each other -- no phones, no TV, sometimes even no talking. When you are able to just be with someone and feel the love and comfort, that's something really special." - Dana O. 

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