12 Signs You and Your Partner Are a Power Couple


Besides being celebrities, there’s one thing that pairs like Barack and Michelle Obama, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have in common: They're power couples.

What Is a Power Couple?

A power couple is a couple who both compliments each other’s strengths and supports each other’s individuality. They are considered role models when it comes to relationships.

Other power couples that might immediately come to mind include Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian, and Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham.

“If you notice this list, most of us know the individual person in the couple on their own merits,” shares Tania Paredes, a licensed therapist. “Their partner also supports and may add to the success of the other, but each member stands on their own and if they are in opposite professions, does not try to poach or encroach on their partner’s work.” Relationship therapist Deanna Crosby adds, “They both have whole lives, separately. They spend much time focused on their individual careers then come together with much affection.” 

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Crosby continues, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear to support each other’s individuality while supporting each other’s needs. To put it more plainly, they always appear to have each other’s backs.”

So how do you know if you and your significant other are giving off power couple vibes? Check out these 12 signs that you and your love are a power couple force to be reckoned with.

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