Signs That a Relationship Is Going to Last According to Psychologists

According to clinical psychologists, there are four major signs that any given relationship is going to last. One couples therapist, Dr. Kathy Nickerson, has even given her own advice to her followers on social media.

Dr. Kathy Nickerson Explains the Potential of a Relationship

Dr. Kathy Nickerson

According to Nickerson, the first sign that a relationship has a good chance to last is when it feels easy to be in one. She clarified that what easy meant, in this case, was that there would be no struggle and not tons of drama. She further explained that a relationship that doesn’t feel super complicated and hard most of the time is what she would consider easy because while everybody would have their own struggles, the relationship would still be easy.

Love Really Is Everything in a Relationship

A couple holding hands

The second sign that a relationship is going well, apparently, is when the couple is fair, the two are reasonable when they fight, and they remain focused on communication and not attacking each other. The number three sign that Nickerson talked about was when two partners care about each other’s happiness and support each other in their endeavors. The couple’s therapist said that the fourth sign was when the people in the couple are intentionally gentle and kind to each other. She concluded that people really needed to be kind and gentle with those they love the most. Apparently, there was also a fifth sign that a couple would make it, and that was for those who would support their partner when doing things like wearing a ridiculous straw hat.

A Relationship Can Also Be Doomed

Other clinical psychologists have focused their efforts on pointing out red flags when it comes to doomed relationships. According to one study previous infidelity was a risk factor for further infidelity. That technically backed up the old saying – once a cheater, always a cheater. The study was done over a five-year period and pointed out how people who cheated in their first relationship were three times more likely to cheat on future partners compared to people who stayed faithful to their first partner.

partners looking at their phones

That study also showed another interesting statistic. It pointed out how people who suspected their first partner of cheating were also four times more likely to have those same suspicions about their next partner. The study was even titled: “Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? Serial Infidelity Across Subsequent Relationships.” It showed that previous cheating could be considered an important risk factor for infidelity when it comes to the next relationship. So, if someone had cheated before, the chance they’ll do it again is much higher than it would otherwise be.

Robert Carlyle Will Reprise His Role as Begbie from Trainspotting

Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle will apparently reprise his role as the notorious Francis Begbie in The Blade Artist – a TV adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name. It is a sequel to Trainspotting and focuses on Begbie’s present while catching up with his past.

Carlyle First Starred as Begbie In Danny Boyle’s Film Trainspotting

It has been 25 years since Robert Carlyle starred in the Danny Boyle film Trainspotting and now the actor will exec-produce and feature as the reformed Begbie. The TV adaptation will be a six-part series and is currently being developed by Buccaneer Media. The producers of the Blade Artist and the TV series Marcella are currently in post-production on a different Welsh adaptation.

Carlyle as Begbie In Danny Boyle's Film Trainspotting

The Blade Artist novel was published not so recently in 2016 and is set in Edinburgh and LA. The events take place some 20 years after those of Trainspotting, the book that was adapted by Danny Boyle into a cult film. In the book, Begbie is known as Jim Francis and is truly reformed, believing that he has found the perfect life. However, a return to Scotland for the funeral of his murdered son that he hardly knew confronts him with his past, and he discovers that his Edinburgh habits and nature are not completely gone.

Trainspotting Author Irvine Welsh Is Also Co-Producing The Blade Artist TV Adaptation

Irvine Welsh signing his Blade Artist novel Carlyle and Welsh are exec producing with the two CEOs of Buccaneer Media, Richard Tulk-Hart and Tony Wood. So far, the project is not attached to a network or streamer. According to Carlyle, the prospect of bringing Francis Begbie to life once again and working with Irvine was an absolute gift. Welsh also commented, saying that Begbie is Begbie and Robert Carlyle is his long-term friend and collaborator who brought the character to life with his amazing portrayal. He added that he was beyond excited with the prospect of reuniting creatively with Carlyle for the project.

London-based Buccaneer Media has also been working with its international partners on several soon-to-be-announced projects.