Signs Of True Love That You Can’t Ignore
Updated May 09, 2019
Reviewer Ann-Marie Duncan
If you've never been in love or you've only experienced puppy love, it's hard to spot signs of true love when it comes along.
You might be wondering if a person you just met could be the one or if the person you've been with for a while now is really the right one for you. Chances are if what you have is true love, you'll just know. It's important to trust your intuition with these things.
Here Are Some Signs of True Love That You Can't Ignore
- You Work Through Problems Together
Fighting is normal and healthy. All couples fight about things occasionally, but it's how they handle arguments and disagreements that sets true love apart from a dysfunctional relationship.
The important thing is that you guys give each other space to cool down when things get heated and are willing to talk about things when you're calmer. You don't need to agree all the time, but it's important to keep communication open and respectful.
When one of you is having a hard time, the other one should be caring and supportive. What you go through, you go through together and rely on each other for strength and emotional support.
- Your Relationship is Built on Trust
When you're in a relationship with someone and its true love, you would never do anything to intentionally hurt the other person. You also wouldn't want to keep secrets from them.
In long-term relationships, it's important to be able to give each other the space to express your individuality, spend time with friends, and pursue your own interests. It's hard to do these things if you're constantly attached at the hip because you don't trust each other when you're apart.
True love relies on trust and honesty to help provide a safe space for your relationship to flourish. If you don't trust your significant other, can you ever be truly happy together?
- When Good Things Happen, They're the First Person You Want to Tell
True love is great because it not only helps you get through the hard times in life, it also helps amplify the good things that happen.
When you're deeply in love with someone and a good thing happens to you, you're excited to share this news with your partner. They should be happy for you and as a couple you should celebrate happy times together.
If when good things happen you don't want to tell the person you claim to love, that might be an issue. Having a significant other who isn't happy when you're happy and isn't supportive of the good and the bad is not true love.
- You Can Always Be Yourself Around Them
Your true love will adore you just the way you are. They won't want to control or change you, and you should feel completely comfortable being yourself around them.
Have you ever dated someone and been told you're a completely different person around them compared to when you're around your family or friends? That's not a good sign. That could indicate that you feel like you must change who you are to make that person love you, which is not true love.
If you're struggling to find true love or you feel like you might be in an unhealthy relationship, online counseling services like BetterHelp can help you find clarity. Speaking to a qualified counselor about your problems can allow you to see things in a new light and make changes that will guide you towards finding your true love.