Truly loving someone is not just kisses, flowers, cute love texts, and romantic dates. It’s not just feeling butterflies in the stomach.
Loving someone truly is much more than that. It’s accepting and cherishing them for who they are. It’s knowing all their bad sides and imperfections and still loving them as such. It’s treating them like they are perfect although you know they are not.
Loving someone is waking up next to them feeling happy and showering them with kisses and hugs.
Loving someone is always being there for them when they need you. It’s making sure they know they can always rely on you for your help and support. It’s staying by their side when they’re feeling down in the dumps or when they’re going through a rough phase in their life. It’s holding their hand and gently telling them that everything’s going to be okay when their anxiety reaches its peak.
Loving someone is showing interest in the things they like and enjoy doing the most. It’s buying them their favorite box of chocolate because you know this will put a smile on their face.
It’s bringing them breakfast in bed because you enjoy spoiling them. It’s not waiting for their birthday to come to take them out on a date because you know that these surprises are always better than the expected ones.
Loving someone is leaving little love notes on their pillow so that the first thought that crosses their mind when they wake up in the morning is how loved and appreciated they are.
Loving someone is always being honest. It’s always telling the truth no matter how harsh or painful it might be for your partner. It’s never hiding anything from them.
Loving someone is being willing to make sacrifices and compromises time and time again for their own sake and for the sake of the relationship. It’s being willing to leave your comfort zone and gain new experiences so as to enrich your relationship. It’s always being willing and ready to go the extra mile to make your significant other feel happy, safe, and protected.
Loving someone is treating them with kindness, compassion, and dignity. It’s respecting their opinions and ideas no matter how different they are from your own. It’s not interfering with their decisions and not judging them for their choices.
Loving someone is admitting when you know you’re wrong about something and taking responsibility for your actions.
Loving someone is making your love for them known. It’s wearing your heart on your sleeve. It’s making sure they know how cherished, respected, and desired they are. It’s letting them know how much they mean to you.
But loving someone is also embracing some harsh realities. It’s accepting the truth that your relationship will never be a smooth journey. That it will have many curves and roadblocks. That you and your partner will have to face many difficult challenges and problems.
But it’s also accepting the fact that you and your significant other can overcome every obstacle that might appear in your relationship only if both of you show a willingness and determination to do that.
Loving someone is also crying silently late at night when they break a promise or lie to you time and time again.
Loving someone is fighting for them even when it’s hard. Even when it’s painful. Even when you don’t really know where your relationship is headed.
Loving someone is giving your best to help them face their deepest insecurities and fears while trying to overcome your own.
Loving someone is proving that you deserve their trust and love over and over again.
Loving someone is fully committing your mind, body, and soul to them. It’s loving them purely, wholeheartedly, and unconditionally. It’s choosing them over and over again.
And sometimes being in love with someone is walking away and letting go of them. Especially if loving that person brings you more sadness and pain than happiness and peace.
Because sometimes true love is loving and valuing yourself – and that’s something that you owe to yourself and that no one can take away from you.