Human beings are born to be connected. We are created for love. We crave attachments.
As social species, the only thing that keeps us together is a deep, intense bond of love. It is in our nature to nurture the bonds we have and connect with the people we love because that is the only way for us to ever survive.
So, it’s really devastating and disappointing when you spend your whole life searching for a someone who’d understand you, only to realize that the whole world has gone mad and all the good, virtuous people have been extinct.
I’ve been there… For a long time. I’ve suffered on my own. I’ve made mistakes. I’ve tolerated a lot of people who were bad for me.
And then, just when I was about to give up, I came across the most wonderful soul.
I met someone who changed my heart. I’ve found my friend for life.
Below are 10 signs that you’ve finally met the person who is meant to stay in your life forever:
1. YOU TRUST EACH OTHER COMPLETELY
Trust is the most fundamental ingredient in a relationship. A house could never make it without a good, solid foundation. A relationship could never survive and thrive without the most important fragment – trust. If you’ve found a person who keeps their word and fulfills their promises, you are truly blessed.
2. YOU RESPECT EACH OTHER’S DIFFERENCES
The truth is, we are all different from one another. But it is the love, the willingness to accept each other’s peculiarities and the desire to make compromises that bring us together and help us overcome the obstacles along the road.
3. YOU CAN HONESTLY TALK TO EACH OTHER
When you feel that you can truly open your heart to another person, without being afraid that they might use your secrets against you, that is a sign that you’ve finally found a rare soul who genuinely cares about you.
A true friend will always listen to everything you have to say, no matter how silly, shallow or deep your story is.
4. YOU SUPPORT EACH OTHER’S GOALS
A good friend will never feel intimidated by your ambitions. On the contrary, a person who loves you more than everything in the world will always support your dreams. They will encourage you, motivate, inspire you and support you every step of the way.
5. YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE IN SILENCE
I know people who believe that the real mark of friendship is constantly doing something together. In my opinion, there’s nothing more beautiful and powerful than laying next to each other in complete silence. Silence can connect two human beings more than an open and honest conversation can.
6. YOU RESPECT EACH OTHER’S OPINIONS
We all have different ideas, different opinions, different goals and different expectations of life. And that is pretty normal. You don’t have to agree with a person to love them. My friend and I have completely different opinions on certain subjects.
What matters the most is our mutual respect for each other’s differences.
7. YOU SHARE THE SAME HUMOR
It doesn’t make any sense to the people around you, but that is exactly what makes your friendship special. You have crazy humor and silly inside jokes that bond you more than anything else.
8. YOU ARE ALWAYS THERE FOR EACH OTHER
You are there for each other when life gets too difficult. You are there for each other when you feel that you want to share the happiness. Whatever challenge life gives you, you always find a way to deal with it. You are always there when the other one needs you.
9. TIME AND SPACE WILL NEVER DRIVE YOU APART
You can go months without talking and then when you finally reconnect, it’s like nothing has ever changed. Because deep down you know that your friendship is stronger than anything else. You know that no matter where you are or how much time has passed, you can never be apart. Because you will always be together in your hearts.
10. YOU COMPROMISE
You are aware that there will always be things that you won’t agree on. A friendship is a two-way street. You have to give in order to receive. Mutual respect and understanding are the only things that can maintain a relationship healthy.
If you’ve found someone who accepts your quirks, loves you for who you are and is willing to make compromises just to be with you, you are the richest person alive. Nurture your relationship and tell that person just how much you love them.
Good friends are truly life’s treasures. Take good care of them.
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