Falling in love is one of the most wholesome, exciting, and fulfilling experiences. When you’re with your loved ones, all of your problems seem to disappear and your outlook on life becomes more positive and hopeful. Stuart Fensterheim, a couple’s expert and author, says that unconditional love is ‘freeing and transformative’. That’s because when you love someone unconditionally, you stop trying to change or control them.
Sometimes, no matter how much we know about our partners, curiosity gets the best of us. If you’ve ever wondered if your partner is in for the long haul or not, check out our list of signs of unconditional love. They will surely help you better understand your partner and strengthen your relationship.
#1 They Want To Grow Old Together
When you talk about the future, they have a special look in their eyes, as if they are imagining themselves growing old with you. Also, they are excited and hopeful about a future together to the same extent as you. Patrick Banks, a dating coach, states that no matter how much time you’ve spent with the person you’ve meant to spend a lifetime with, your feelings remain fresh as the first time you met them. Seeing yourself growing old with your partner means that you feel secure and complete with them, and that their love for you is unconditional.
#2 You Share Your Secrets With Them
Sharing your secrets with them proves that a strong sense of trust and understanding exists between you and your partner. Even when you share the darkest secrets with them, even the embarrassing ones, they never judge you. They love and accept you for who you are.
#3 They Are Proud Of You And They Never Hide It
When someone loves you unconditionally, they’re very proud of your every accomplishment, big or small. Also, they never hide the fact that they’re proud of you. They always make you feel recognized as special and appreciated. Even when you try and fail, they still think that you are amazing.
#4 Although You Disagree, You Always Make-Up
In every relationship, arguments and disagreements are inevitable. When you come across arguments, you never let them negatively affect the relationship. You are always able to come to a compromise through discussing and communicating.
#5 They Are Always Chivalrous
When your partner loves you unconditionally, they will always go the extra mile to make sure that you’re happy and comfortable. No matter how long you’ve been together, they still do the small and thoughtful things that make you happy and healthy. According to David Schroeder, a licensed social worker, certified life coach, and author, “Love is more than a feeling or emotion, it is a conscious action and choice to aid the well-being of another. It’s the willingness to give love, affection, and admiration with openness, acceptance, and appreciation.”
#6 They Are Very Protective Of You
Being protective doesn’t mean they are jealous or possessive of you. Rather, they always want to make sure that you’re safe. For example, if you go out, they will always make sure that you have a ride home. When someone loves you unconditionally, no matter when or where they will always ensure that you’re safe and sound.
#7 They Expose Their Emotions To You
Many people have a difficult time opening up emotionally. However, when someone loves you unconditionally, they have no issue being emotionally vulnerable to you. You become their comfort zone, so they have no problem opening up to you. According to Stuart Fensterheim, a couple’s expert and author, loving someone unconditionally mean being vulnerable, authentic, and honest. They will trust you like no other, and share their dreams, hopes, secrets, and fears without any worries.
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Being in love is an amazing experience indeed. If the signs discussed above are present in your relationship, you have surely found unconditional love that stands the test of time.