You have surely asked yourself that big question of if they are the love of your life, whether it is a friendship, your current romantic partner.
Kahlil Gibran illuminates the discomfort of losing love in his famous quote from “The Prophet.”
For me personally it highlighted something I was completely unaware of in the midst of my relationship. That I was walking blind and taking my partner for granted without even realizing it. I was so blind in fact, I forgot how precious a gift this person and the relationship were until they ceased to exist in my life.
I spent two months without the love of my life and my family. In that time I grew as a person more then at any time in my life. I decided in those 60 days that I was going to figure out what it takes to be better at love.
I read, I sought out those who had been down the road of love and made it. I talked to therapists, I went to those who knew more then I did.
Here is what I learned.
The best place to start is right where you are. The two of you are on your own journey.
What makes you unique and beautiful is what separates you from all other couples. You, together, have a recipe no one else has. Live in that space. Appreciate what exists between you.
For me comparison was a barometer of where I felt I fit into my partners life.
The problem with comparing is when you compare yourself to others (or your relationship to others) you lose every time.
Read that again.
Comparing your relationship on any level; the cadence of sex or fighting, money or how you spend it — or lack thereof, where you eat or what you eat (Whole Foods vs Peter’s Patch) is a bottomless pit of shame.
We’re already told enough in our world how we’re inadequate and “less than.” You don’t need to bring that into what’s suppose to be a safe haven.
Love the station of where your relationship exists. Embrace it for all that is unique about it. Don’t look to other relationships as a barometer for success in your own.
New love is fun! Mature love is stable. And sometimes stable isn’t so fun.
Accept that and you’ll be just fine. Fight it and you’ll be swiping left again soon enough. Trust me.
Relationships are pendulous in nature. Change is the only constant in life and it will exact itself on your relationship.
Open your sail to the winds of change and let them guide you to a new way of living.
Realize that this thing you’re in will mature and become about respect and admiration. Love will be a thing you do, not feel.
Go back to that feeling of loss for a moment that I spoke of.
Go ahead, think about what life would be like without them…
Think about the things that make this person so special to you.
What if they were gone tomorrow — for any reason….
So start with gratitude first. Be grateful for the fact that this person is in your life. Be grateful that they chose you. Of all the people they could have been with, they chose to share life with you. You only get one life and this human being cares for you. In a world that urges separation and isolation with technology? You found a person who wants to instead, meet you at the crossroads of love and leisure.
Stop thinking about what’s not happening in your relationship.
Stop focusing on the missing links.
Start focusing on what you have right here right now.
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”
Autonomy breeds interdependence.
Heteronomy breeds codependence.
Heteronomy refers to influence by a force outside oneself.
We’ve all done this in our lives. We get into a relationship and suddenly it overtakes us and hijacks our time and passions.
Learning not to do this isn’t the point here — though of course being independent is healthy. The point is you are most attractive to someone else when you are living your passions.
When you perform your passion, you are living your truth.
Another reason this is so vital in a healthy relationship is it creates space. Space is the equalizer between emotion and evolution of self.
“ But let there be spaces in your togetherness. Fill each others cup but drink not from the same cup. Give your hearts but not into each others keeping, for only the hand of life can hold your heart.” — Khalil Gibran
You can’t change what’s already happened in your life or your partners.
The purpose of any relationship up to this point has been to help you both grow into the people you are today. You learned what works for you and what doesn’t.
The people who appeared in your life in the past were shepherds. They helped guide your way across the landscape of your love life. Thank them for their guidance and then bless and release them.
Don’t spend much time in looking back at your wake.
Looking back only serves as a distraction from the present.
Make a conscious choice to see something positive about your partner as often as possible. Take in the wonder of who they are and what makes them unique.
When I say something positive or unique, it doesn’t have to be something incredible either. Maybe it’s a flaw? Flaws are fabulous and unique.
In the aftermath of my breakup I found myself appreciating the weirdest things about my partner. I missed those weird things.
She left the lights on in every room which drove me nuts. But in the end I actually missed having to turn off the lights behind her. Why? It was unique to her.
Taking someone for granted starts with not appreciating the little things that make them special. Even things like leaving the lights on. When it’s gone, believe me, you’ll miss it.
An openness — an empathy — was necessary if the attention was to matter. — Mary Oliver
How often do you really listen with empathy to the person you love?
Empathy in this context means to listen with feeling, emotion and full attention — openness as Mary Oliver says.
If you are not listening to your partner when they talk or share something? You are simply a reporter. Witnessing the act of talking and showing little emotion.
Be better, be present.
Let someone roam their own world and love them for it. Let them hunt the trail of curiosity and explore who they are. Do nothing more then encourage it. That is the definition of real love.
You want the person you walk through life with to be the best they can be. The more they understand their own interior the more they have to offer you. If they explore their own path they are able to requite love and foster its growth. They’re also able to offer you the best roadmap of themselves and how to love them.
Remember, the higher you function as a human being the more centered you live your life. The more centered you are the better the partner you make and the more you have to offer.
Understand that your relationship has an undertow of emotions that aren’t visible to the eye. That both of you possess this internal river of feelings in which your love is but a tributary. Understand that life is the main channel and it dictates the flow of love into your delta.
Life acts upon us to an extent and changes the availability we have for love.
Accept that sometimes one of you will be better at your journey together then the other. Realize that there will be times when one of you will carry the relationship. There will be an ebb and flow of love between you over time which is normal and healthy.
If you struggle with this sentiment, I leave you with this….
A story of great love and lifelong partnership isn’t written on the lines, it’s based on what happens between them.
Couples that try together thrive together.
It’s a fact that the happiest couples never stop dating one another. They never stop trying new activities.
If you want to keep the love strong in your relationship, you need to explore life together. When you try something new together it prevents you from getting stuck in a “relationship rut.”
Going out gives you a chance to see your partner in a different light. Try things you have never done before. This builds excitement around what could happen. Don’t get wrapped up in whether or not you’ll like it. Chances are you will have a great time if you dive in with an open mind.
It doesn’t matter how you say, it just matters that you said it.
In our busy lives we often forget the most basic of communications and the power they wield.
A text to say “How’s your day” or “I really do love you so much” goes so far but those little words get lost in the daily grind.
So today, set 1 minute aside and write an email, text or fill out a card and tell the person in your life how much they mean to you.
It’s true communication is the cornerstone of a relationship. But what the experts don’t tell you is that communication without understanding is a rudderless ship.
My partner and I spoke different languages when it came to communicating. Take it from me this can wreak havoc on your relationship. It led to plenty of disruptive arguments that were a waste of time until we figured out “how” to talk to one another.
You must learn to communicate effectively in a way that your partner understands.
Ask your partner how they need you to talk to them. Start there. Some people are more sensitive then others; respect that. Some read intonation of voice different then others. Some need to talk then leave and process. Some people enjoy a good argument. Others cower from confrontation. Figure this out early on if you can.
It will allow you to be constructive when you communicate.
Fighting is inevitable in a relationship.
Whatever fights you might have had? You need to lay them down and put them to sleep. Ambushing someone with what occurred in the past is not an act of love. It’s an act of selfishness born out of your injured ego. Once something has occurred it is over. It is part of the wake you leave behind you. Holding it over someone’s head isn’t a position of power either. It’s a position of weakness. And you are better than that.
So develop what I like to call Romantic Amnesia. Let whatever fight that has lingered… Whatever ill feelings have been gotten… Whatever travesty has befallen you — -GO.
Learn to forgive. Learn to forget. Choose acceptance over being right.
One of the keys to growing closer is accomplishing things as a team. This is how humans innately bond, by doing something as a group, team or couple.
Couples who set goals together, grow together.
For my partner and I what really brought us closer (once we got back together) was setting and achieving new goals. We set a goal to run every Sunday around the lake. Every time we finished we felt like we had achieved something together.
This in turn inspired us to set more goals.
After all, goals are the glue of our existence. Without goals, you’re just a wayward ship without a sail. Goals harness the winds of life and fill your sails, giving you direction to new places.
Also when you share a goal together, one of you will keep the other on track. It will be a rare occasion when you both don’t feel like doing something.
So set goals with your partner and watch not only what you achieve in life but also in love.
I have news for you.
You weren’t born to love anyone. So forget those fluffy quotes you see on IG with clouds and puppies telling you someone was born to love you. No.
You have to learn to love someone. In turn they have to learn to love you.
Learn to listen to them.
Learn how to fight with them.
Learn how to make them happy.
Learn their love language(s).
So stop waiting for someone you think was built to love you. Drop that story in your head because it’s false. Learn to love someone through patience and bonding.
Nothing is more scary then opening up to someone. But one of you will have to cross that line and take a chance.
What I learned was this actually became one of the most solid ways to build compatibility with my partner. Why? When I opened up, she opened up. When I shared a story, she shared a story. We released fears, insecurities, doubts, stories, wants and needs.
Being vulnerable is the most sincere expression of love a human being can show another.
When you are being vulnerable you are saying “I trust you.” You are handing over the roadmap to your interior. You are showing them the geography of you.
If you have this with someone, celebrate it.
Speaking of vulnerability….
Sex is the epitome of vulnerability. Sex should be fun and come with a side of laughter and playfulness. Sometimes you’ll be a porn star, a marathon runner and yet other times you’ll resemble a drunk baby seal.
The point is sex is about being together and being one, it’s not about your performance. It’s about sharing love and bonding. It develops your bond and expands your heart.
It’s about two beautiful human beings thinking enough of one another to share their insecurities and vulnerabilities at the same time.
Don’t be afraid to talk about sex. Be open to discuss it all with the person you’re with. Be accepting of who they are and where they’ve been.
It’s not about your clothes.
It’s not about your car, your belongings or your career.
It’s not about who you might become.
And it’s certainly not about how you look.
As you are today, right now, you are perfect for someone.
You should be loved for your mishaps and celebrated for your flaws. Remember that. This is what makes you unique and one-of-a-kind.
I always drove myself nuts trying to be perfect. The thing is I never got there, I never came anywhere close to being perfect. My partner helped me realize that and one day just looked at me and said, “I love the imperfect you.”
Find that person for yourself. And if you have someone make sure they love you for all that you are. Not what you could be. And remember….
Love is free of any judgement.
Newton’s first law says that an object at rest will stay right where it is unless something acts on it.
Do you think this applies to your relationship too?
If you do nothing, nothing will happen, you’ll be stuck.
But, if you start to act using any of the lessons outlined above, you are acting on the object (your relationship).
Physics then takes over and will move your relationship in another direction.
Remember to be present and take notice of the small victories that you achieve along the way. Build on each little victory and I promise you’ll have a happier, healthier, more symbiotic relationship in a very short time.
These lessons worked for me and I promise they will work for you. They not only brought the love of my life back, but they made us stronger together. They deepened our connection and made it more well rounded. We’re closer then ever and building on these lessons everyday.
“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” — Kahlil Gibran
Imagine the loss. You’ve been there haven’t you?
The Earth stopped spinning.
The Sun will never again rise in the east.
The nights are grueling, longer then they ever seemed to be.
You’ve been cut open, wounded and left vulnerable to the winds of change and uncertainty.
You’ve lost your best friend, your lover. The one person who fills your cup and makes this world a little more habitable.
For a lot of people, finding love is one of the most coveted goals in life. There's no one right or wrong way to know if you're in love. Other times, there are signs you've found the love of your life. By having your significant other and someone you love in your corner, you'll feel.
The cliché version of meeting your ~one true love~ would have us all believe that sparks fly and birds sing the moment it happens. That would be very nice and extremely Disney-esque, but, obviously, it's not how things go! To get some insight on what the first encounter with the person you're meant to end up with actually feels like, a recent Ask Reddit thread asked the "lucky people" who've met the loves of their life to tell their stories. Some are sweet and others begin with awkward first dates. Here are 10 of the best stories for your own personal enjoyment.
1. "I said I didn't really do anything either, and we should do nothing together."
"We worked together and, to be honest, we barely spoke at all. He was a very shy person and quiet people would make me nervous. One day I randomly asked him what he does for fun, after months of working together, trying to get a feel for him. He said he didn't do anything and mostly hung out in his room. I said I didn't really do anything either, and we should do nothing together. It was a completely innocent suggestion and I never thought anything would come of it.
"We have been together for 11 years and married for six. I suppose the moral of the story is that there doesn't always have to be some grand meeting and sparks instantly flying. Sometimes, you're around someone for a while and slowly realize life is much better with them in it." —WhiskeyBrite
2. "When we realized the sun was coming up, we kissed each other goodbye, and she went home."
"I was dating her friend at the time. She was very timid. Extremely quiet. The girl I was dating was not working out for me at all; she and I broke up. I waited a few months and then asked her if she wanted to hang out sometime. She did. The entire first date was oddly not awkward at all. As soon as I got her to open up, she never stopped speaking. We went to the movies that night, and I didn't have much money so afterwards when we went to eat, she ordered and I pretended like my stomach was a little sour and said I couldn't eat right now. She spent the night at my house that night, but we didn't have sex. We just talked. Well, mostly she talked. She opened up to me and told me all kinds of things. It was really nice. Then when we realized the sun was coming up, we kissed each other goodbye, and she went home. She talked my ear off for the next eight years, through our engagement, marriage, and even through our divorce. God, I miss her yammering." —CDC_
3. "I liked his sense of humor straight away."
"We met in class during my third year of university. He was the lecturer. I thought he was very sweet and a little bit nervous, and I liked his sense of humor straight away. I know that sounds really dodgy, but it's not. We're the same age (he was doing his PhD and was on his first teaching job, I was in my mid-20s because I'd gone back to uni after taking time out to look after dying parents), and nothing happened while I was studying. We just got on well and kept in touch after I left, then a few years later I realized that I'd had feelings for him for quite a long time and told him. It's our fifth wedding anniversary this year, so I suppose he kind of likes me too." —iwillfuckingbiteyou
4. "It was definitely love within the first couple of hours."
"When I met my fiancée, it wasn't love at first sight exactly, but it was definitely love within the first couple of hours. I'd just never met anyone who I felt such a bond with. We had slightly different experiences but took away the same lessons and feelings from them. There were just so many subjects that we got onto somehow, and saw them the same way every time. Years later, it still holds true. If she had a dick, she'd be my best friend. She doesn't, so I'm marrying her." —NoMistaeks
5. "He was sitting there in a full-body Pikachu costume."
"He sat behind me in my algebra class. One time I turned around to hand him an assignment and he was sitting there in a full body Pikachu costume. He just nodded and said, 'What's up?'" —Izze-bizzle
6. "I just knew."
"When I saw my now-husband for the first time, I was disappointed. Not because of him really, but because, in an instant, I realized that my plans of going overseas for work, and all the money I'd spent on the endeavor (exams/visas etc.), was for nothing. I realized immediately who he was. He was going to be my forever. I would never call it love at first sight (such a cliche), I just knew. He was in a relationship and I had to patiently wait. I did not tell anybody (including him) what my true feelings were, but I was so certain that I never panicked. Two months later we had our first date. Happily married now with two kiddies." —docsleepy
7. "He got under my skin in a way I couldn't quite explain but made me feel irritated, I didn't want to go on a second date."
"It was a blind date. I remember being kinda annoyed he answered his phone during the date although he explained why after he hung up (he was coordinating something at the place where he volunteers) and then I felt guilty for being annoyed. It was finals season, he lived too far away, he got under my skin in a way I couldn't quite explain but made me feel irritated, I didn't want to go on a second date. But the friend who suggested it talked me into giving him a second chance. Second date, I suggested an activity where I could escape easily after an hour. Instead it turned into eight hours. We're married now." —Ovanserrs
8. "After 12 years I can't imagine my life without her unending chatter."
"The seat next to her was the last seat on the bus. We talked, and she kept on talking. My first impression of her was, Will she ever stop talking? The answer was no, but after 12 years I can't imagine my life without her unending chatter." —EQandCivfanatic
9. "He thought it would be our only date."
"For me, I didn't expect too much. It was just a coffee date after class on a Friday. I actually had plans for that night so I thought, Eh, I'll go for an hour, maybe two. I stayed around four hours, every once in awhile checking them time to see how far I could push it without running too late. Talking to him was so fun and easy.
"After we became a couple I learned that he thought it would be our only date. He said he thought I was way too pretty for him and that he asked for a second date with no expectations of me saying yes. After the third date, I knew I wanted to marry him!" —PragmaticTwo
10. "I was hooked."
"My friend made the two of us dinner, but it was far more than we could eat. I see the cute neighbor coming home and walk outside to ask if she would like some. She looks at me dumbfounded (we had never spoke before this point), holds up a gigantic bag and says, 'No thanks, I have Dino nugs,' turned around and walked inside. I was hooked. I got up the nerve to ask her out a couple of weeks later and we've been together ever since." —bupps5
Responses have been lightly edited for length and clarity.
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Because you can never say those 3 little words too much.
Saying “I love you” never goes out of style.
Those three little words say it all — whether you're saying them to someone's face or offering them in the form of simple love quotes you send them on social media, in texts, DMs, or even in good, old-fashioned greeting cards.
Or do they?
No one can deny the power of hearing the person you love actually say, I love you,” out loud. Once strung together, those three words are a big deal, and saying them to the love of your life is just as meaningful the 500th time as it is the first time around.
If you're true soulmates and kindred spirits, you'll never get tired of hearing them said, and you’ll never get tired of saying them to him or her in return.
In fact, when you’re in a long-term romantic relationship with someone you truly love, it’s easy to fall into the (totally beautiful, even healthy) habit of saying "I love you" multiple times a day, every day.
But when “I love you” becomes the new “Good morning,” “Goodnight,” and “I gotta run, but could you please pick up some more almond milk later if you get a chance?” — it can start to fall on, well, let’s not say deaf ears, but certainly less swept-of-their-feet ears.
While those three words certainly mean a lot, there are plenty of other ways to express the unconditional love you feel that you may not have thought about much.
In fact, there are as many different ways to say, "I love you" as there are reasons to say it — and then some!
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It can be fun and romantic to mix up your daily I love you's and find new ways to make your partner’s heart melt all over again.
Of course, we can’t all be Shakespeare.
For some of us, words of affirmation simply aren’t our primary love language, and probably never will be, so managing to string those three little words together usually feels like an accomplishment in and of itself.
Fortunately, there’s nothing wrong with borrowing a little romantic inspiration in the form of quotes about love taken from authors, poets, movies, songs ... you name it!
Whether you’ve been saying it for years or it’s the very first time, get ready to make the love of your life fall for you all over again.
Here are 100 of the best beautiful love quotes that say "I love you" to your soulmate in different ways.
"In case you ever foolishly forget, I am never not thinking of you." — Virginia Woolf, Selected Diaries
“My six word love story: I can’t imagine life without you.” — Unknown
"There is my heart, and then there is you, and I'm not sure there is a difference." — A.R. Asher
"I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there's a life after that, I'll love you then." ― Cassandra Clare
"And suddenly all the love songs were about you." — Unknown
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“You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
"I love you for all that you are, all that you have been, and all you're yet to be." — Unknown
“I love you for all that you are, all that you have been and all that you will be.” — Unknown
"Your arms feel more like home than any house ever did." — Unknown
“I say this to you now: I love you, with no beginning, no end. I love you as you have become an extra necessary organ in my body. I love you as only a girl could love a boy. Without fear. Without expectations. Wanting nothing in return, except that you allow me to keep you here in my heart, that I may always know your strength, your eyes, and your spirit that gave me freedom and let me fly.” ― Jamie Weise
"Sitting next to you, doing absolutely nothing, means absolutely everything to me." — Unknown
“I may not be your first date, kiss or love ... but I want to be your last everything.” — Unknown
"I've seen you at your worst, and I still think you're the best." — Unknown
“Everywhere I look I am reminded of your love. You are my world.” — Unknown
"I was, and I remain, utterly and completely and totally in love with you." — Unknown
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“Falling in love is very real, but I used to shake my head when people talked about soul mates, poor deluded individuals grasping at some supernatural ideal not intended for mortals but sounded pretty in a poetry book. Then, we met, and everything changed, the cynic has become the converted, the skeptic, an ardent zealot.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri
"It's always been yours, I cannot find another this heart will beat for." — S.L. Gray
“To love is to burn, to be on fire.” — Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
"You are my favorite notification." — Unknown
“When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.” — Blaise Pascal
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"Wherever you are is my home, my only home." — Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
“He brought out the worst in me, and was the best thing that ever happened to me.” ― Coco J. Ginger
"I swear I couldn't love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow." — Leo Christopher
“You are nothing short of my everything.” — Unknown
"If there's one thing I am sure of, I am sure that you have always belonged with me." — Akif Kichloo
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"We must love one another or die.” — W. H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
"If I know what love is, it is because of you." — Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund
“The feeling of loving her and being loved by her welled up in him, and he could taste the adrenaline in the back of his throat, and maybe it wasn't over, and maybe he could feel her hand in his again and hear her loud, brash voice contort itself into a whisper to say I-love-you as if it were a secret, and an immense one.” ― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
"I have loved you all my life, it has just taken me this long to find you." — Unknown
“Oh, man. This is my dream come true: having an ‘I love you more’ debate. Here, I’ll start. I love you more. Your turn.” ― Richelle Mead, The Fiery Heart
"I remember the first day I ever looked into your eyes and felt my entire world flip." — Unknown
“It's okay to love something a little too much, as long as it's real to you.” ― Gerard Way
"And yes, there are over a million words in our language but for some reason none of them can describe the way you make me feel." — R.M. Drake
“Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.” — Henry David Thoreau
"In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine." — Maya Angelou
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“I am so totally, completely, overwhelmingly, eye-poppingly, life-changingly, spectacularly, passionately, deliciously in love with you.” — Unknown
"There are only two times that I want to be with you — now and forever." — Unknown
“You'll never love yourself half as much as I love you and you'll never treat yourself right darling, but I want you too. If I let you know I’m here for you then maybe you'll love yourself like I love you.” ― One Direction, "Little Things"
"I love you past the moon and miss you beyond the stars." — J.M. Storm
“When I wake up in the morning, I am thinking of you. When I go to sleep at night, I am thinking of you. And all those hours in between, I think of us.” — Unknown
"Daring don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years."— Christina Perri, "A Thousand Years"
“If I had to dream up the perfect woman, she wouldn’t even come close to you.” — Boy Meets World
"Some people search their whole lives to find what I found in you." — Unknown
"I will follow you, my, to the edge of all our days, to our very last tomorrows." — Atticus
"This is my confession. As dark as I am, I will always find enough light to adore you to pieces, with all of my pieces."— Johnny Nguyen
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“You're so beautiful, But that's not why I love you. And I'm not sure you know, That the reason I love you, is you. Being you, just you. Yeah the reason I love you Is all that we've been through. And that's why I love you.” ― Avril Lavigne, "I Love You"
"There are never enough I love you's." — Lenny Bruce
“I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck.” — Silver Linings Playbook
"My heart is, and always will be, yours." — Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
“My heart is perfect because you are in it.” — Unknown
"My heart talks about nothing but you." — Albert Camus, Les Juste
“Love is supposed to be based on trust, and trust on love, it's something rare and beautiful when people can confide in each other without fearing what the other person will think.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri,
Are you ready to find the love of your life? Click here to find out the 7 most common signs that you're about to meet them and transform your life for good.
You have surely asked yourself that big question: is he/she the love of my life?
It can be hard to explain what you feel when you discover that you are in love. But one thing is always clear: all of us generally share the feeling of being in paradise when we are with the person we love, with whom we have fallen in love.
“You are in love when you realize the other person is unique”
-Jorge Luis Borges-
We live in a society that views love as an idealistic concept, that pushes us to a point where we cannot recognize it when it is present in our lives. Love is such a precious emotion and feeling that you cannot let it escape once it happens. So, I invite you to read on and discover if he/she is the love of your life with the help of these 15 signs. Are you experiencing more than one of these?:
1- You stop thinking about your ex. When you find true love everything else becomes secondary. You feel like you are on cloud nine, and you are secure in your feelings. You do not feel fear because you are aware that the person at your side would never hurt you.
Without fear, doubt does not exist. The only things that exist are your enjoyment of the moment and the person that you love. Exes only appear in your memories as a necessary learning experience in your life and opportunity to keeping growing. Nothing more.
2- You do not have to talk constantly.Love is safety, trust, and authenticity. You feel comfortable, loved, and silence becomes your best friend because you can fill your hearts and communicate everything with just a glance.
3- They make you feel good. When we love, we are clearing a path together through empathy and mutual respect. The pursuit of happiness for everyone in a relationship inspires them to make you feel better when you are not feeling well. Just seeing them fills your heart.
4- You feel free to be yourself without holding back. Equally in the good times as in the bad times, their opinion of you has not changed. Judgement disappears from your emotional vocabulary and a “What will they say?” turns into an “I love you.” Nothing else matters.
5- There is no jealousy or anger. They know that you have chosen to share your love with them and them alone. The security of your relationship has already been demonstrated many times, so jealousy and anger no longer have a place.
6- They freely make you their priority. Their love leads them to do things for you that they would not do for anyone else freely and sincerely. They will accompany you where you need them as much as you would for them. Anywhere that you both are will be full of peace and wellness.
Any activity gladly and sincerely becomes a share done. They are always with you when you most need them to be without you having to ask. Support is the best gift you will give to and receive from them.
“I love to love and not to be loved, since nothing pleases me more than to see you happy.”
7- They understand the importance of family. They go with you to visit family members, and they always do it happily and with a smile. They know that your family is important to you and plays an important role in your life. And they want to share your life.
8- They know what is important to you. Important things and issues that need addressed as they relate to your relationship’s welfare are easily and naturally solved. You do not have to worry about constantly making them see your needs as a person. They strive to discover them by themselves and to make you feel good.
9- You don’t expect them to be different. Did you expect them to have every single one of the characteristics you were looking for? Of course not. You have found a person that is as different physically as they are emotionally. And that is why you fell in love with them. For their entire person. Everything else does not matter.
10- Words cannot describe it. It does not matter how many time you say “I love you.” You could say it a thousand times and it would still not be enough. Your love for them is so great that your heart glows more and more every day. You love them.
11- You never stop laughing. You are unapologetically yourself and feel free, and you enjoy and learn from every moment you live together. You come to understand each other so well that every joke and situation turns into a moment full of fun and enjoyment. You probably have so many inside jokes that make no sense to other people but make you both laugh uncontrollably.
12- They are your Number One Fan. They always tell you how great you are as a person. How beautiful, smart, and strong you are on the inside (and the outside!). They are always there when you need a little boost, and their support is one of the best you could ever hope for.
13- They know you like no one else does. You have complete trust between the two of you and you want them to really know you. You feel free, even excited, to tell them everything about what you are and what you want to be.
14- You admire them for their personality and their heart. You have been thinking for a while that they are the most wonderful person that you have ever met and they inspire you to be a better person than you already are. Loving another makes us better people, and makes us capable of doing everything we want and desire.
15- It is the first time you have felt this way. You have surely felt from the first days of your relationship that it is different from any other you have had. Can you explain how you feel? Don’t worry, I know it can be hard to choose the right words. But therein lies the magic! They are the love of your life, the magic of your existence.
Finding the love of your life might have more to do with your actions than with fate . A proactive approach to meeting and dating new people will.