Put Your Relationship to the Test With These 8 Situations
Regardless of how long you and your partner have been together, it's always good to keep your relationship in check. Looking back on how you both got through the tougher situations may be an obvious indicator, but sometimes it's the trivial matters that can seep through the cracks and break the foundation. How strong is your relationship? Take these eight tests to find out.
Assemble Ikea Furniture
If you can't tighten the nuts and bolts in DIY furniture without a fight, it could be a sign of loose screws in your own relationship.
Babysit For a Night
Shake things up for date night and offer to babysit a friend or relative's kid. Nothing tests one's patience more than a crying baby, so see how you two step up to the challenge together.
Go on a Road Trip
Being forced together in a small space for long hours will reveal how long you guys can stand each other. The trip can either bring you together or create some necessary distance after the trip.
Work Out Together
Whether it's going for a run or taking a class together, your different physical strengths and abilities put you both at different paces. Your ability to keep up with each other will show how well you work together.
Hang Out With Both of Your Families at Once
Having both of your families in one central setting means interacting with an eclectic mix of personalities. The way you both handle sides and yourselves amid the madness will truly evaluate your relationship with one another.
See How Your Partner Handles Slow Internet
Nothing is more annoying than watching that page load. If your significant other can't handle something this small, what else might potentially trigger a fight?
Sit in Traffic Together
Driving in traffic is one of the best revealers of someone's temperament. Road rage can cause the driver to take out anger on everyone in the way — including you in the passenger seat. See how your partner handles him or herself on the road.
Run Into the Ex
Not only will the awkward situation bring any jealousy issues to light, but it'll also show you whether or not your significant other is confrontational.