True love is a rarity and should be treated with respect. You will have endless mediocre relationships throughout your life; however, you only have a few – maybe a handful or two – relationships that can be identified as true love, also known as – unconditional love.
How do you know the difference between your true love and a passerby?
Below are a few ways you can identify true love.
You forgive your person: Although your person’s actions upset you, you always find it in your heart to forgive them. You never stay mad at them for long; and, if you do it’s more playful than not. You know they made a mistake. You know that you still love them; and, you forgive them.
You understand your person. People are complex. Everyone is a little crazy in their own way. We all have mental glitches – some a little more than others. You love your person so much that you understand their personality and their reasoning even if you don’t agree with it.
You accept your person. Regardless of what they do, how they do it, or who they do it with, you accept them for who they are and who they ain’t.
You tell your person when they are wrong. You’re not afraid to speak up and give your person a little hard love. You know that even if they don’t admit that you are right, deep down they know you mean well; and, most importantly – they know you care. You are their person as well.
You want to see your person happy. You want your person to be happy regardless if it’s with you or without you. You support their dreams even if they need to leave you to pursue them. You create a support system for them; and, their happiness is your happiness.
You hurt when your person hurts. There is nothing worse than seeing someone you love self-destruct, self-sabotage or simply hurt – emotionally or physically – especially when there is nothing you can do about it. You try to console your person as much as you can and counsel them back to health. You love your person; and, when they hurt, you hurt as well.
You protect your person. Directly or indirectly you shield your person from the harsh world of hurt and pain. You defend your person when someone is speaking untruths or wants to hurt your person. You are always there to be your person’s body guard figuratively and in person.
The world is a big place and we’re often swept away by our emotions even though there’s a little voice in the back of our heads saying don’t do it! The heart wants what the heart wants; and, no matter how hard we try, we are destine to follow our intuition.