The phrase “I love you” said from the one you are falling head over heels for could be one of the most exciting things for you in your life.
Few moments are more precious than when you hear this unique phrase, which makes it clear that the love you have for the partner is mutual.
But could the words I love you be considered a 100% prove of someone’s true love and affection?
Isn’t the way our partner treats us what can tell if they love us or not – we all know that words mean nothing if they are not backed up by actions.
According to Dr. Jess O’Reilly, Astroglide’s resident sex and relationship expert there are different ways to manifest your love – some people show their feelings by declaring them publicly in social media for example, others use gentle gestures, texts and emails could also include love messages. Another sign that someone loves you is if they listen to you attentively or if they think about you and your needs.
And while the words and phrases expressing love and affection are almost the same, behaviors could vary depending on the people and their character.
Because although they might not be directly saying “I love you,” they could be showing it to you through their actions.
Here are 7 Ways Only Someone Who Truly Loves You Would Treat You according to experts:
1. They remember everything about you
The fact that you hate broccoli is something the person who loves you would never forget no matter how insignificant it might seem. What is more, if your partner loves you they could remember all the important dates in your life. As well as things like your favorite TV show or that you hate yellow because your mom always made you wear an awful yellow outfit when you were a child.
Here is what the couples counselor Anne- Marrie Foscolo thinks:
“Someone who truly loves you wouldn’t forget the tiniest detail about you because you are the most important thing to them.”
2. The could feel your pain
If someone truly loves you, they could feel when you are not OK and also be affected by your negative mood. The same goes if you are happy.
“If you spend enough time with someone you’ll find yourself caring deeply, and your mood can very easily be affected by theirs,” Bethany Ricciardi, sex and relationship educator with TooTimid.com, explains “Emotions are contagious, especially when you care for the other person. When you love someone, you are happy for their happiness and sad for their sadness,” Ricciardi says.
3. They are not afraid to show you their vulnerability
Usually, people tend to show their true feelings (especially the negative) only to their close ones. However, if someone loves you, they won’t be afraid to open up in front of you and show you their true colors. Here is the opinion of Anne-Marrie Foscolo about this:
“We often won’t reveal our most intimate thoughts and feelings to others because we’re afraid if they are going to be accepted by them. But this is not the case with someone who we love and who we will accept us just the way we are.”
4. They love you even though you are not perfect
Someone who loves you would accept your flaws and would love you despite them. For instance, even on a day when you look like hell, your partner would be more than happy to hug and kiss you. Here is what Foscolo says:
“Someone who truly loves you would love you despite and because of your imperfections since they are also a part of all the unique traits that make you the person who you are.”
5. They always find time for you
When it comes to love and affection, the need to be with your partner is one of the most important things. It’s impossible to have strong feelings for someone who you don’t see or communicate with often. So if your partner makes time for you even on their busiest days and tries to talk with you every day, this might be a telltale sign they are deeply in love with you, and that’s why you are always on their mind:
“Believe it or not, something as simple as a ‘good morning’ text can show someone has deep feelings for you,” explains Dresean Ryan, a relationship expert with KiwiSearches.
6. They are not afraid to make sacrifices
When we love someone, we are happy to make a sacrifice for them. This is especially true when it comes to men as almost every guy who deeply loves his partner will feel sad if she is not happy and would do anything to lift her spirits. Here is how Foscolo explains such behavior:
“Making sacrifices for someone else’s happiness is one of the strongest forms of love as people don’t tend to put first someone who they don’t love or appreciate.”
7. They won’t give up on your love
The path of love isn’t a straight line, so if someone loves you truly, they won’t feel afraid when obstacles come to your way and should be ready to fight for your relationship no matter what. Someone who is really in love knows that very few things are worthier than keeping the relationship with the one you can’t live without.
Eventually, it is necessary to say that these are some of but not all possible behaviors of a person who loves you. So pay attention to your partner’s attitude toward you, give your relationship time, and you’ll surely understand if they love you deeply and intensely.
Have you found true love?
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