It’s always scary whenever you find yourself being a part of a relationship. You become so invested in someone but you aren’t really assured if your emotional investment is going to pay off. You don’t know whether you’re going to end up getting hurt or not. This is especially true the deeper you get into the relationship. You become more invested in your partner and you become more afraid of the idea of losing them.
1. How would you define loyalty?
First things first: you should be able to define what loyalty means to both of you. You have to both be on the same page with regards to how you would define loyalty.
2. What do you think is key in sustaining a long-term relationship?
Both of you need to talk about how you should be going about sustaining your long-term relationship. If you don’t see each other eye to eye on this, it can be very problematic for the relationship moving forward.
3. What priorities do you have in life?
Ask him about what priorities he has in his life. See if your relationship is going to rank high in that list of priorities. And if it doesn’t, then that’s going to be a definite red flag for the two of you.
4. What do you think the future has in store for this relationship?
Ask him whether he sees this relationship going anywhere. If he’s forward thinking, then that means he isn’t in this for just the short-term.
5. How do we approach dealing with future challenges?
Preparation is key when it comes to facing any challenges that will be thrown at you. That is why both of you have to be open to the idea of having a game plan for specific challenges that your relationship might face in the future.
6. Do you think we have a healthy balance in our relationship?
Balance in a relationship is always important. The both of you must always be willing to give just as much as you’re taking out of the relationship. And it should be an equal exchange of giving and take as possible. Any imbalance could potentially be toxic for a relationship.
7. What do you think about meeting my family and friends?
If he’s open to the idea of meeting your family and friends, then that means that he’s definitely going to want to be immersed in your life in a very deep and profound level. It shows that this is more than just a casual thing for him.
8. Do we share reconcilable goals and visions of the future?
And lastly, you’re both going to have to be able to reconcile whatever goals and dreams you have for the future. Both of you need to be able to make sure that the paths that you are on aren’t going to clash. If you have roads that mesh seamlessly with one another, then it’s very easy to commit and stay loyal to each other.
9. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Pay close attention to whatever he’s going to say in his answer. If he says that he envisions himself being in a relationship with you in five years, then that’s a really good sign. But if he leaves you out of his vision, then that might be a red flag for you.