5 Clear Signs He's So Ready To Be In A Relationship With You

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Does He Like Me? How To Tell If A Guy Likes You Enough To Be In A Relationship

Everyone wants to fall in love and find that person that can commit to the relationship 100 percent. Love is beautiful and fun!

But wanting to be in a relationship so badly means it can also be easy to fall for the wrong person.

When you're trying to figure out how to tell if a guy likes you, you also need to watch out for signs that he's actually ready to have a healthy relationship and isn't hiding a fear of commitment that will leave you broken-hearted later on.

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It’s so tempting when you enter that romantic "honeymoon" phase with a new love to overlook the negative traits and characteristics of your new partner. However, down the line, this might prove to be a deal-breaker in your relationship that could end things between you.

So if you're wondering, "does he like me?", here's what to look for at the beginning of your relationship so you know your new guy is ready for commitment and love:

1. He's empathetic

I always tell people, "If you don’t have empathy, you don’t have anything."

Maybe your partner gets defensive sometimes or doesn't always respond with empathy, but you instinctively know when you are with someone who is compassionate and kind at their core.

If they have trouble exhibiting empathy, then this is a major red flag.

2. He recognizes your good aspects

Does your partner mirror back to you your best qualities, your "essence" qualities?

When your partner sees the best in you — and tells you — this is like hitting the relationship jackpot. It is much easier to bloom when you're being "watered" with love from your partner.

In this way, your partner is always being a creative force for your beauty, always seeing it and saying it.

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3. You feel safe having any conversation with him

Notice if you feel safe when thinking about bringing things up.

Are you worried that your partner will disconnect from you in some way? Do you feel that you have their ear; that you have someone that can listen to you?

If you do not feel safe when bringing up conflict, this is a red flag that should grab your attention.

4. You can overcome conflict in a healthy way

Can your partner deal with disappointments with grace? With differences of opinion with maturity?

When each of you understands how to tolerate differences, that is a sign of a strong relationship that can go the distance.

Rather than being at odds about everything, or needing your partner to do things your way, which creates a major power struggle, you can navigate most differences with respect and ease.

5. You can easily reconnect

Can your partner easily repair after a fight? Is your partner glad to receive a bid for reconnection? Or be quickly willing to apologize?

Watch if your partner is able to hold on to love, even if they feel hurt. If not, this is a sign they are not relationship ready.

In the beginning, it can be hard to not be blinded by all highs and good feelings that a new relationship brings. Being open to seeing the red flags that indicate a partner is not relationship ready is an important first step toward identifying that right person who is ready to go the distance with you.

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Evie Shafner is a licensed MFT, clinical psychologist, and Imago therapy practitioner who wants to help people take the helm of their lives. For more information about how she can help you, visit her website here.