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What is true love? Is it spending your nights in the arms of your significant other, feeling the comfort of knowing they’ll always be there for you? Does it involve regularly having incredible and memorable sex? Does it mean being there for your partner every single day and at every single moment?
True love can be difficult to gauge and understand because a lot of people have completely different meanings of what exactly it means to their own lives and relationships. But there are many standard things that are always a part of finding and sustaining true love in a relationship.
Here is a look at some of the standards of what true love really means:
1) An Understanding of Imperfections
The most important element of finding and sustaining true love is the understanding that your partner is not and will never be perfect. When you can understand and accept the flaws of someone else it frees you from constantly judging them. It also frees you from the unrealistic utopian thoughts of relationships that Hollywood and the entertainment industry constantly put in our minds.
Your relationship and the person you have chosen to be with are not perfect, and they never will be. Accepting this and embracing your partner’s flaws can be an incredible experience for both of you and is the first step to creating and sustaining true love in your relationship.
2) Not Taking Things for Granted
As the old adage goes, ‘you don’t know what you got until it’s gone.’ This is almost always the case with relationships. You and your partner begin to take all the little things in your relationship for granted and begin to drift apart as a result.
From the cuddling up at night after a long day, the opportunity to enjoy a nice dinner and a movie, or even the sex that you used to enjoy so much more. These are all things that, as relationships evolve, partners start to take for granted. As difficult as it is to do, it’s important to remember the things that made you fall in love with your partner in the first place. Understand that those are the things that you’re going to miss badly if and/or when they’re gone.
3) Knowing That Tough Times Will Come
No relationship will ever be free from struggles. In fact, struggle is a natural part of anything in life that is worthwhile. You’re going to experience struggle, understand that and do everything you can to stay even keel and calm when those tough times do come your way.
So what is true love? True love is a mutual understanding of imperfections and constant struggles in order to celebrate the incredible happiness that comes with a healthy relationship.
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