The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
Unconditional love is so freeing and transformative because it lets you stop trying to change or control your partner. You’re free to work on yourself and find even better ways to live together in joy and love.
1. They see a future of growing old with you
When you make jokes about growing old together and chasing kids off your lawn, they have a certain look in their eye. It’s almost as if they can see themselves growing old together with you. Not only that, but they’re excited about it.
If you can see yourself growing old together with your partner too, it’s probably a sign that their love for you is unconditional and you feel safe and complete with them enough to start a life together.
2. You share secrets freely
Telling them your secrets means that you trust them, which means that they have been trustworthy enough for you to do so. When you tell them all of your secrets, or the things you’ve been too embarrassed to tell anyone else, they don’t look at you with shock or disgust. They accept you in all that you are, embarrassing secrets included.
Not only that, but they don’t even think to tell anyone, even their best friends.
3. They are proud of you
No matter what your accomplishments are, big or small, they make sure to let you know that they’re proud of everything that you’ve accomplished. Even if you do something as small as clean the living room, or something as big as getting a promotion at work.
When people feel recognized as special and appreciated, they’re happier in that relationship and more motivated to make the relationship better and stronger.
Whatever you do, is something amazing to them, and they’re always ready and willing to tell you how proud they are of you for all of your successes – and even the things that you tried your best at, and failed.
4. You feel safe to disagree or argue
All couples have arguments or disagreements. That’s not something anyone can avoid. But when the both of you disagree, you don’t let it fester into resentments. You are always willing to discuss and communicate and come to a compromise or the end of an argument. You never have to worry about an argument causing contention in the relationship, because you know that in the end you’re going to make up.
5. Your partner is protective
This doesn’t mean that they’re going to be jealous if you go out with friends. Rather, they’re always going to want to make sure that you’re safe. They’ll go out of their way to make sure that you have a ride home if you go out, or make sure that you can catch a ride home if they can’t. That protective streak will never go away, either.
They will stand up for your honor against anyone and anything.
6. It’s safe to be vulnerable
Showing unconditional love means being vulnerable, authentic and honest. Trusting each other enough to show all of yourself to your partner. To be their safe haven, the one person in all the world that they can be raw with, to invest all of their trust and hope in.
Being in love is a wonderful experience, and when your partner loves you unconditionally, it’s easier to let go and let yourself be more open and vulnerable than ever before.
If you see these signs in your partner and yourself, congratulations! You’re in a relationship that will surely stand the tests of time.
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