There's a simple pleasure in the moment you realize that you're comfortable in your relationship. Not in a "we're too comfortable and we've lost the ~romance~" way, but in the "my hair's a mess but bae won't care because they love me for me," way. It's a slow progression, but if you’re comfortable in your relationship, you'll notice you're not just happy, but also genuinely confident and relaxed.
Now, before you start worrying: There's definitely nothing wrong with being comfortable in your relationship. After all, if you're comfortable in your relationship, that typically means that "you are at peace," Heather Kristian Strang, spiritual author, guide, and matchmaker tells Elite Daily. "When you are at peace, it is easy to love, it is easy to laugh, it is easy to feel joy." Strang also says that when you're comfortable, "you and your partner can clearly make decisions that positively impact your futures, you can plan the greatest getaway, the greatest party, the greatest life ever."
Don't let the naysayers fool you; there are those who "warn against being comfortable, saying it's the 'end' of sexiness and in general sex and flirtation in the partnership," Strang says. But this "does not have to be true at all." So, what do expertshave to say about knowing you're comfortable in a relationship? Here's what you'll notice in you and bae.