He is the first person I want to call if I need help or support.—If I'm having a bad day, the one place I want to be is in his arms. Or if I can't figure out how to fix the leaky faucet on my own, I call him before I call the plumber. I want his support and help before I seek out someone else. In Love? Don't Forget Your Friends
I value his happiness more than my own.—If he isn't happy, then I can't be happy. When I am willing to make huge sacrifices in my life in order to make him happy, then I am in love.
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I want an emotional AND physical connection.—Not only do I want to be able to talk to my boyfriend as I would with a close friend, I want the physical closeness you don't have with family and friends. Without passion, I can't be in love with someone.
Home is where he is.—They say "home is where the heart is." I totally agree with this. When I am in love, I could be anywhere in the world and as long as he is physically there with me, I feel like I am home. Introducing Him to Your Family
I love his flaws just as much as I love his positive traits.—When I can look at him and know that I love all the bad things about him (i.e. the fact that he doesn't put the lid back on the toothpaste or the fact that he sometimes lacks faith in his ability to succeed) just as much as I love the good things about him, then I know I love him.
I want to be his support system.—When he needs someone to lean on, I want to be there for him, even when I am completely spent. When my desire to support him when things get tough never falters even when I'm having a rough time with things myself and I feel like I have nothing more to give, I am in love.
This definition is not all inclusive. I've noticed that everyone tends to have their own definition for what being in love is based on the feelings they have for their boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife. And their definition can change from partner to partner. Ultimately, what I've learned is that, as complicated as it may be, you have to define it for yourself. Only you can know what it means to you, nobody else can define it for you. 9 Signs You Should Make Him Engagement Chicken
Written by Ashley Jacobs for DivineCaroline.