He shows he cares in many ways.
Relationships change us in positive and negative ways. You aren’t the same person when you’re single and when you’re in a relationship, and if it’s a relationship that you really care about, you are even more different.
It’s not that when we’re involved with someone that we change entirely, it’s more about our intent and how much we invest in the relationship.
We want it to work and we will do everything within our power so that it does. When a relationship matters to someone, everything is heightened and important.
It makes sense that your partner would put more energy into something that he wanted to last something that could possibly affect his future happiness than he would into something that was fleeting and fun for a moment but wasn’t even intended to be anything long-term.
When we're with someone whom we care about deeply, we may put their needs above anything, even (sometimes) above your own. You think about them constantly and you try to figure out how you can make their lives easier and happier.
You do things that you might not normally be inclined to do, but you do them because your partner enjoys them or they’re something that is important to their lives.
You might not have worked out much in the past, but if your partner works out all the time, then you’ll become a gym fanatic too, especially if going to the gym is something that the two of you can do together.
When we change in relationships, it isn’t necessarily a forced change; it can be more of a natural change, something that happens when you deeply care about another person and the relationship the two of you share.
You can tell when a relationship means something to a person by the little and large actions they take and the things that they do.
Here's how he acts when the relationship matters to him, based on his zodiac sign.
He does everything he can to surprise you and keep your relationship interesting and fresh.
He plans interesting activities and dates because he wants to have things that you and he can experience together. When he's old, he wants to be able to look back at your relationship and remember all the adventures and fun times you had.
He makes sure that you're happy.
He helps to create a comfortable home, making sure that he's always well-stocked with your favorite food and drink.
He wants you to feel good when you're just hanging out and that you feel safe when you're with him. He focuses on your positive attributes and never criticizes you.
He tries to fight against his natural inclination to get jealous as he knows it could drive you away.
He tries to strike the delicate balance between keeping things interesting and not becoming too consumed with change.
First off, if he's committed to a relationship, it means something to him. He obviously didn't enter into it lightly, so he's going to do whatever is in his power to sustain it. Instead of going out as much, he entertains at home with dinner parties and small gatherings.
He becomes interested in the things that you're interested in and he listens intently to you when you speak.
He's there with whatever you need, whenever you need it.
He's ready with a shoulder to cry on, is a coach when a pep talk is needed, and a sounding board when you need to rant and get your frustrations out.
He's easy to please and he makes sure that there's no mystery that your relationship is his number #1 priority.
He shows that your relationship is important to him by how generous and thoughtful he is.
He's always surprising you with the most fabulous gifts that are always exactly what you needed, even if you didn't know it.
He's not just generous with material items, he's generous with his attention, his support, and his love.
When he's fully invested in your relationship, he becomes much more than a partner — he becomes your accomplice, collaborator, and your ally.
He helps you with anything and everything and there's nothing he won't do for you, even if it comes at a cost to him.
He provides whatever kind of support you need whether it's financial, creative, or emotional.
He makes sure you know that you're not alone and that he's there as backup.
One thing he does when the relationship matters, is that he curbs the flirting.
He's self-aware enough to know that his natural flirting gift can sometimes be misunderstood and that you might find it hurtful.
He's nothing if not thoughtful so he works on making sure that you always have what you need and that he doesn't cause you any unnecessary stress or unhappiness.
He focuses a huge amount of his energy on his partner and he doesn't miss anything.
He has a tendency to speak without thinking and can come off as somewhat tactless.
When he's in a relationship that he cares about, he weighs his words thoughtfully.
He's tuned into his partner's moods — if they're feeling down, he'll try to get them to laugh; if they're excited about a project, he's optimistic for them.
He shares his excitement about the world with his significant other.
He expresses his commitment to his relationship through his actions.
He's not one to be too emotionally expressive but when his partner messes up or makes a mistake, he's patient and helps them to find the solution.
He plans for the future for both of them, and he works hard to make his relationship lasting and strong.
He'll come up with new ways to improve life for his partner whether that includes the providing them with the latest tech or solving a problem that has been worrying them.
He's an innovator and a creative person so he uses those gifts to ensure that his partner is content in the relationship.
He continues his humanitarian causes, it's just that when he cares about the relationship, doing good for others is still on the list, it's just not his number one concern, his relationship is.
He makes sure that his partner knows that their relationship is the best that they'll ever have and that he loves them as unconditionally as he possibly can.
He uses his creative and artistic powers to show his love.
Mainly, he's there for them in every way that they need it. In other words, he showers them with love and they know that they're loved completely.