Do you want to know if there is true love that exists within your romantic relationship? The following signs will give you confidence that the love you and your partner have in your relationship is real.
1. There is a sense of sacrifice.
You are ready to give up your comfort zone, important possessions, self-centered ambitions, and even your own happiness to make your partner happy and your relationship healthy.
2. There is no selfishness.
There is only partnership. You think, decide and act not only for yourself but for your relationship. You treat each other as two people united as one in heart, mind and soul.
3. You learn how to love yourself.
You don’t hurt yourself because you can recognize your importance to the one you love. You understand that if you hurt yourself, you are also hurting your partner and relationship.
4. There’s mutual respect.
You value each other despite of your differences. The man is respected as a man and the woman is respected as a woman. You listen to each other’s opinion, and when there’s a difference, you both agree to work it out and remain happy in your relationship.
5. When love and hate collide, love survives.
In other words, even when you’re mad at your partner, your love for him/her doesn’t falter. You never stop caring and ensuring that your significant other is always well.
6. You enjoy love with the truth.
Lying is not an option. Honesty is always practiced and it has already become a habit in your relationship. You and your partner enjoy it, as it helps both of you get rid of jealousy and insecurities.
7. Hardships make you more patient.
Troubles and problems in a relationship usually destroy people’s patience. But in your case, those crises make you and your loved one even stronger and more patient.
8. You trust each other.
You don’t have any reason to doubt your partner (and vice versa) because you do not only trust each other but also strive to be trustworthy with each other.
9. Hope is never lost.
No matter how big your relationship problems are, no matter how dark your future seems to be, you always feel positive and see a light for tomorrow.
10. Faith is based on actions.
Your hope and trust are not just false beliefs. You trust each other and you hope for the future because you both act and work hard to gain confidence that your hope and faith will not be in vain.
11. There is consistency.
You do not only say I love you, you do not only practice what you say, but you also practice it constantly. It’s like both of you were born to love and take care each of other with a cheerful heart for the rest of your life.
12. There is growth.
Your childish acts are starting to go away. You are becoming more mature. You and your partner do not already argue over trivial things. Instead, you focus on each other’s personal development, as well as the growth of your relationship.
13. You can be happy with humility.
You can easily swallow your pride. You don’t need fame, attention or recognition to satisfy yourself. You can be happy living a peaceful and modest life with your loved one.
14. You always want what’s good for your partner.
Kindness is overflowing from your heart. Hurting your partner never comes in your thoughts. You are kind, gentle, generous and compassionate enough to always make your significant other happy.
15. You always do the right thing.
You have no room for committing sins. You keep yourself away from vices and other wrongdoings that can possibly destroy yourself, your partner and your relationship. You love wisdom, while you hate foolishness.
16. You are not afraid to be hurt.
You are giving your pure love to your significant other without the fear of receiving nothing in return. You are not afraid of being left or hurt by your partner in the future. Your focus is on the present moment and how you can truly love your partner and make him/her happy while the two of you are in a relationship.
17. Your relationship makes you complete.
It feels like you don’t need daydreaming anymore because your greatest dream, that is to be happily together with your special one, is now a reality. Envy is not in your vocabulary anymore. Your life feels fulfilled, especially when you see that your loved one is smiling and truly happy.
18. You forgive each other.
Mercy and grace are at your hands. You do not plant hatred or bitterness inside your heart. You listen to each other. You don’t dwell in the past. You know how to forgive each other’s sins and move forward to make your relationship stronger and healthier.
19. Time can’t defy your love.
You can easily cancel your business meetings, work schedule and other things to do in your timetable just to be with each other’s side. When you are with your significant other, it’s like time has stopped running.
20. Distance is not a barrier.
Long distance doesn’t stop you from loving your partner. It doesn’t also stop the two of you from being sweet, loyal, trusting and faithful to each other. A little bit of opportunity would make you pack your bags and embark on a long journey just to see your beloved one.
21. You do not love money.
You do not argue over money. You use it and consider its value but it’s nothing compared to the importance of your relationship with him/her. You can let go of your hard-earned money just to give that gift that will make your partner truly happy. You can give up financial profit just to give your loved one of the most important gifts he/she wants to receive – your precious time and moment.
22. The love seems to last forever.
The love you feel with each other still remains a mystery. It’s like it was formed even before you were born. It seems that it doesn’t have a beginning and also an ending.
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So how many of the signs of true love above can you see or feel in your relationship?
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