15:54 14 April 2005
In the first flush of love, it is easy to be bowled over by a new partner but its not easy to find out if you've met your perfect match.
Now, a relationship expert has come up with a test you can use to see if your relationship is based on solid foundations.
Simply answer the following questions as honestly as you can, then check your scores at the bottom of the page..
I can name my partners best friends
I know what stresses my partner is currently facing
I know the names of some of my partners life dreams
I know my partners basic philosophy of life
I can list the relatives my partner likes the least
I feel that my partner knows me pretty well
When were apart, I think fondly of my partner
I often touch or kiss my partner affectionately
My partner really respects me
There is passion in our relationship
Romance is still part of our relationship
My partner appreciates the things I do
My partner likes my personality
Our sex life is mostly satisfying
At the end of the day, my partner is glad to see me
My partner is one of my best friends
We just love talking to each other
There is lots of give and take in our discussions
My partner listens respectfully, even when we disagree
My partner is usually a great help as a problem solver
We generally mesh well on basic values and goals in life
Check your score...
15 or more positives: Not much to worry about here as you have a lot of strength in your relationship. Time to get those flip-flops on and seek that sunset!
8-14: This is a pivotal time in your relationship. There are strengths you can build on but there are weaknesses that need your attention. Sit down and have a serious talk with your partner before the distance between you becomes too great.
7 or less: Your relationship may be in serious trouble. If this concerns you, you should try and seek help to rebuild your relationship before it ends - in the divorce court! !
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