It has often been said that when you fall in love with someone, you just know that you’re going to spend the rest of your life with that individual. They say that when you fall in love for real, it’s going to be nothing like you’ve ever experienced before – and you know that what you have is something that’s just built to last. And that may be true for some; and it might not be for others.
But whatever the case, there is just no denying the thrill and excitement that comes with falling in love with someone. There is a certain sense of fright and anxiety there because of the sheer intensity of your emotions. You know that you have to make yourself vulnerable and open in the eyes of another person and the idea of opening yourself to getting hurt just frightens you. And that’s okay. Love is a risk. And if you’re not even just a little bit scared as you go into it, then it probably isn’t real love to begin with.
Perhaps you and your partner really haven’t talked much about what your future holds for the both of you. Maybe you haven’t gone into detail about what a shared life between the two of you is going to look like. And that’s fine.
You don’t have to have every single aspect of your lives together planned out to prove just how committed you are to one another. Plans change after all. Nothing is set in stone. But one thing that can’t be budged is your commitment to one another. What you really need to be concerning yourself with is how you are treating one another in your relationship.
And that’s really where the challenge lies. How can you tell if someone is genuinely in love with you based on how they treat you in the relationship? You know that there are so many instances of people being duped by grand romantic gestures that have no meaning or real emotions behind them. And you don’t want to find yourself in that situation. You don’t want to be creating something out of nothing. You don’t want to be the one who just jumps to conclusions about the state of your relationship even though you don’t really have a clue.
Yes, you can have really great chemistry as a couple – both physically and emotionally. But chemistry alone isn’t enough to really sustain a relationship. And it’s not enough to determine whether you have the kind of eternal love that is built to stand the test of time. Remember that you can also have great chemistry with a friend but that doesn’t mean that you’re going to be meant for a life of love together, does it?
So, what does this eternal love look like anyway? Well, here are a few signs that could help paint a better picture for you.
They have already introduced you to close friends and family.
Of course, the people closest to their hearts are always going to be important to them. And you’re important to them as well. And that’s why they want to be able to integrate you into their social circles.
1. They make you feel like they prioritize you in life.
Life is always about juggling various responsibilities. But when it comes to you, he always makes sure to make you feel like he is prioritizing you. He always makes you feel like you are important to him.
2. They always make sure to consult you before making important decisions.
They never want to make you feel like you are a mere spectator when it comes to their life. They will want to make you feel as involved and as included as possible. They really give value to your opinions and thoughts.
3. They place you needs above their own.
They are so selfless when it comes to you. They have no problems placing your needs above their own because that’s how important you are to them.
4. They take the initiative in planning for a future with you.
They really see a future with you. They don’t just roll with the punches. They don’t take whatever you have for granted. They see serious potential there and they really want to nurture it the best way they can.
5. They honor their promises and commitments to you.
They don’t take you for granted. They really back up whatever they say with real actions. It’s not just all talk with them.
6. They don’t shy away from physical intimacy with you.
They are never withholding of physical intimacy. They are never coy about their feelings for you. They always openly express their affection for you on a physical and emotional level.
7. They willingly make compromises and sacrifices for your relationship.
It’s impossible for two people to just seamlessly agree with one another on everything. And that’s exactly why compromise is essential in any healthy relationship. And if you have a partner who is willing to make compromises for you, then you know the love is real.