There are different kinds of love and different levels of intensity when it comes to romantic relationships. Some love can be sudden and fleeting while others are lasting and enduring. However, there’s a form of love that only happens once in a lifetime. This rare type of love is often referred to as “true love” and it’s one of the rarest and most magical of its kind.
If you are in a relationship right now and you are wondering if you have that kind of love, this article is for you. Here are the signs of true love from a girlfriend and how you can acknowledge and appreciate them.
1. Your girlfriend “sees” you for who you are inside and out.
There are aspects of yourself that you easily show to your friends and family. There are also parts of you that you only reveal to the person you trust the most. If your girlfriend sees you, inside and out, the good and the bad, without judgment and prejudice, then you know it’s true love.
2. She acknowledges your weaknesses and helps you accept them.
Having someone who “sees” you will help you navigate through the different aspects of yourself. It’s true love when your girl understands that you’re just human, flawed, and capable of giving in to your weaknesses. You know it’s true love when she’s there for you, not to save you, but to help you understand why it’s important to acknowledge and overcome these negativities, and finally change for the better.
3. Your girlfriend takes time to understand your good days and bad days.
It’s true love when you’re with someone who gives you a safe space to just be yourself. This concept of “safe space” is important, not just to celebrate yourself during good days, but also to give yourself a space to breathe and recover during bad days.
4. She knows when to talk and when to listen.
It’s true love when she gives you an opportunity to express yourself and talk about how you feel without making it about her. She understands that you need to vent and listening is better than reacting. She also knows when you need words of comfort and affirmation.
5. Your girlfriend trusts you to be good.
It’s true love when you don’t have to explain yourself or defend your actions all the time. If your girlfriend trusts you to do the right thing and make the right decisions, then you know you found yourself a keeper.
6. She thinks of you as a friend, a lover, and a partner for life.
You know it’s true love when you see each other not just as romantic partners but also as friends and life partners. Beyond the romance, other levels of relationships can develop and can be nurtured. This multi-layered relationship creates a very strong bond between two people in love.
7. Your girlfriend appreciates what you can offer.
It’s important that your girlfriend demands nothing more than what you can offer. But you have to make sure that you’re also giving her what she deserves. True love helps us effortlessly embrace contentment that their mere presence is more than enough to be happy. Gifts, services, and other forms of love languages can just be a bonus.
8. She’ll always want the best for you, no matter what.
It’s true love when she knows how to put you first. It means that she will always do the right thing and will always choose what’s best for you, even if it means letting go of her personal biases. She understands that at the end of the day, it should always be about what’s right and what’s going to give you, and your relationship the best results in the long run.
9. Your girlfriend talks to you about her deepest fears.
True love gives people the assurance that they can be vulnerable around the people they trust. If your girlfriend talks to you about her deepest fears, it means that she loves you enough to tell you. She knows you will never do anything to use these against her.
10. She is always patient with you, and you, with her.
She understands that you are not perfect and you have your own flaws. She will always be patient with you and in turn, you’ll give her the same gentleness and kindness, especially when she needs understanding the most.
11. Your girlfriend respects your boundaries.
She understands why you have to set boundaries for yourself sometimes. These boundaries can be temporary or permanent, as long as it doesn’t exclude your partner from the most important parts of what makes you, you. A girlfriend who truly loves you also knows when to save you from the walls that you built around yourself. It’s true love when she understands when you need to be left alone and when you need her love the most.
12. She knows what makes you happy.
It’s true love if she knows exactly what you need to cheer you up after a bad day. Most people don’t realize that to make someone happy, you don’t need grand gestures or expensive gifts. Even the simplest, most mundane activities can make someone’s day.
True love from your girl can be expressed in the form of a hug, a kiss, or even just a simple act of saying “good morning” or “good night.” It can also come in the form of freshly brewed coffee in the morning, a massage after a long day’s work, or even just a song or a cute love note.
Also read: 24 Simple Ways to Make Your Girlfriend Happy
13. Your girlfriend empowers you to achieve your goals.
True love empowers you to focus on your goals and set your priorities right. If your girl is supportive of you and wants you to achieve your dreams, then you’re lucky to have found her. It’s rare for another person to understand your busy schedule or to get why you have to prioritize other things outside of your relationship sometimes.
14. She inspires you to be a better person.
In connection to the previous item, true love also empowers and inspires you to be the best person you can be. This talks about things that do not only concern your dreams or your career goals but focus rather on being your best as a person. True love from your girlfriend inspires you to be a good human being capable of love, compassion, and kindness.
15. She loves you, genuinely, sincerely, without fear or doubts.
It’s true love when everything about your relationship feels light and right because you sincerely and genuinely love each other. True love has no room for fear or doubts. You know that your girlfriend truly loves you if you don’t have to worry about the thought of losing her, and vice versa. True love also assures you and endlessly reassures you that you are worthy of this rare and beautiful feeling.
Love her truly too.
While it’s important to look for these qualities in a girl that you want to date or one you are currently dating, you should remember that no one is perfect. There is no such thing as a perfect girlfriend. So you should not expect them to have all these traits. However, keep in mind that there exists, an ideal partner that will make you realize that true love is real. All you have to do is to open your eyes and see the signs.
Also read: 12 Ways to Really Love Your Girlfriend