Your phone rings and your better half’s name flashes across the screen. Do you still get butterflies in your stomach when you read this? If not, does it bring you joy? There’s a chance it will. And is this phone call to blame for you smiling all day, being motivated enough to rock the office meeting, or not being concerned about getting that well-deserved promotion? If you answered yes to these questions, you know he or she is the one for you.
A relationship is more than just exchanging expensive gifts or telling your friends about your partner; it is also about the level of emotional support you receive from your other half. Without this, no matter how long you’ve been together, there’s no way the relationship will last.
Here are three indicators that your partner is the one for you.
They are with you through thick and thin
When we are successful or happy, many people will be by our side, but only a few will be there when we are at our lowest. While they can’t do much for you, what they can and will do is never leave your side and assure you that they are there. This can be as simple as a loving and warm hug, a pat on the back, or bringing in a slice of your favorite cake to make you smile. All of these thoughtful gestures demonstrate that you are doing your part.
It’s you who they need at the end of the day
Nobody is flawless. There may be times when you are alone because your better half needs some alone time, but what proves their love for you is that at the end of the day, it is you who they are looking out for. Ups and downs are inevitable in any relationship, but what matters is that they always have your back and will return to you as soon as they realize their error.
They make time for you
While this is a serious topic, the gist is that the one who loves you will make time for you. Whether it’s a one-liner message or a quick phone call to check in, your better half will never forget to make time for you. This does not necessarily imply frequent dates, two-hour video chats, or constant I Love Yous, but rather a small gesture to let them know you are there for them. This is proof of their devotion and confirmation that you two can stay together for a long time.