Power couples are everybody’s #goals. They seem to have everything under control in all aspects of their lives, and still have time to be the best they can be for themselves, their children, and one another. From established power couples like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, to budding ones like Cardi B and Offset, there’s always something inspirational and aspirational about two driven individuals coming together in the name of love.

But being a true power couple isn’t about how famous these individuals are or how much money they have, it’s about how they elevate each other and those around them. It’s definitely not about being “perfect,” because every great relationship takes hard work and diamonds are only created under pressure. Just like Cookie and Lucious Lyon on Empire, it’s their ability to continually weather the storm together that makes them so powerful. While every power couple’s relationship is different, there are some common elements that define and bind them all. This is the anatomy of a power couple.