Your partner treats you well.
It may seem obvious, but it’s not. A partner who truly loves you is considerate and cares about your feelings, needs and desires. They think they are as important as their own wants and needs. They care about your well-being and will do things to make your life better, sometimes by doing things they don’t normally do. Your partner not only treats you well, but your family and friends are also a focus because they are part of your life.
Your partner is generous with their time.
Your partner doesn’t let too much time go by without making sure to see you. When your partner is available and has time to spare, they choose to spend that time with you because they love you. If you are in a long distance relationship, your partner will spend time with you as soon as their school or work schedule allows; you take priority only after your partner’s must-do list. And of course you’re together during major holidays like Valentine’s Day, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Your partner gives you priority.
You’re top of mind for your partner and he claims contact between the times you see each other. Your partner always thinks of you when making decisions and also takes into account things you want to do. When your partner speaks, “we” is used instead of “I”, and you are obviously included in his future plans.
Your partner cares about you.
A partner who loves you is genuinely happy for you when good things happen. Your partner supports you when you are going through challenges and is a support when you are going through difficulties. This person is there for you in both good and not so good times. They remember important days for you, think of you and surprise you with things they know you like when it’s your birthday, Christmas or Valentine’s Day.
Your partner wants people close to them to know about you.
Your partner shows affection and love for you in public by holding your hand, putting their arm around you and/or hugging you. Your partner is proud to be with you and has (of course) introduced you to their family and friends. They take you with them to family gatherings and when they go to parties or get-togethers with their friends – and of course you’re their plus one when there’s a party at work.
Your partner treats your relationship with integrity.
Your partner is trustworthy and loyal to you and your relationship. He is honest about his past partners and any skeletons in his closet. Your partner is honest about what he wants, what he will do in the future and he lets you know if you can’t get together over the weekend, no secrecy here no. When any issues come up, your partner is willing to talk them through, they want to resolve it because you are going to be living together for a long time to come. Even if your partner is not perfect, they are trying every day to become a better person.
Your partner always wants the best for you.
A person who loves you encourages you to do things that you love, even if it means you have to do those things without your partner. They want you to spend time with your family and friends. Your partner encourages you to respond to your own feelings; they know that if you feel good and are content, happy and engaged in your (own) life, you will be the same in your relationship with your partner.