10 signs you have a loyal and faithful husband, according to psychology

Finding a loyal and faithful partner is no easy task, as it seems. With so many marriages ending in divorce, you should be really picky about your husband, right? 

Sure, but being too picky means you’re risking ending up alone, as your expectations are simply too high. 

In any case, if you’re reading this, chances are you’re already married or in a long-term relationship. You already chose your man, and now you want to know just how loyal and faithful he really is. 

So, let’s dive in and find out exactly about that. 

1) You can rely on him to follow through on his promises

Psychology emphasizes the importance of trust in relationships, as it creates a safe and stable environment for emotional bonding.

My wife knows she can rely on me and vice versa. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to have a spouse who isn’t holding up their part of the bargain. 

But, in reality, that’s what life looks like for many people. They’ve ended up with a partner who isn’t reliable, and you can’t count on them to be there when you need them. 

Trust and reliability are like having a favorite blanket. It’s predictable and comforting. 

Similarly, in relationships, trust makes your partner’s actions and intentions predictable, creating a sense of comfort and security.

2) He treats you with kindness and respect, both in public and private

Kindness and respect set the tone for a positive relationship atmosphere. That’s why an extremely important sign you have a loyal and faithful husband is that he treats you with kindness and respect, both in public and private.

Psychologists highlight that mutual respect is, in fact, crucial for a healthy relationship.

The beauty of being treated well is also that it’s a two-way street. When your partner shows kindness and respect, it encourages you to reciprocate, making for a positive cycle.

Plus, you always have someone who’ll hear you out, as well as a shoulder to cry on.

3) Your feelings matter to him, and he’s there to lend a listening ear

Psychological studies show that emotional support is a fundamental aspect of long-lasting relationships, providing a strong foundation for overall well-being.

When your husband listens to you and actually cares about what you’re telling him, that means a lot, coming from men, to be honest. 

The bar is set pretty low when it comes to active listening and men. We simply don’t have it in us to care about too many things. 

That’s why, when a woman starts talking about her friends’ problems, for example, it takes considerable willpower to engage with that. 

If your husband not only listens to you but wants to know more and asks intricate questions to learn more, that’s a sign of a truly loyal spouse. 

4) You both have similar core values, which strengthens your connection

I can’t stress enough how important it is to have similar core values. It helps so much if you want to have a harmonious marriage or relationship. 

When you and your partner have similar values, it’s like having a common language. When faced with decisions or challenges, your shared values help you make choices that align with your mutual beliefs and aspirations.

Simply put, you have a joint compass that points both of you in the same direction.

You don’t need to be identical, but being on the same page when it comes to things like religion (or the lack thereof), kids, money, and so on helps out a lot. 

5) He prioritizes spending quality time with you, showing that you’re a priority in his life

When your husband prioritizes spending quality time with you, it’s a clear signal you matter to him.

When he chooses to walk on the beach with you instead of spending time at the pub, it speaks volumes, right? 

Many husbands prefer spending time on their hobbies and on anything else really instead of spending time at home and having quality time with their family. 

I think this is slowly changing, though, as more men choose their family over their mates. Or maybe it’s just me. 

6) He regularly checks in and keeps you in the loop about his day

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Open and honest communication is one of the key components of relationships. When it’s lacking, you know there’s something wrong, and you should work on fixing it before things escalate. 

That said, if your husband loves regularly checking in with you and telling you what’s happening with him, it means you’re important to him. He wants you to be a part of his life in as many ways as possible.

His simple act of keeping you in the loop is a building block for trust, understanding, and a sense of togetherness.

Although my wife and I don’t have a lot going on in our lives right now, we love talking about the things that worry and engage us. 

The world isn’t a nice place for (too) many people right now, and my wife is a worrier. That’s why I encourage her to vent and share all her worries with me so that she feels there’s less of a burden on her. 

7) He supports your goals and dreams, cheering you on every step of the way

A good husband needs to support his wife and her goals and dreams. But in reality, as soon as these aspirations clash with the husband’s, the support stops. 

In many cases, if the wife pursues her career or education, for example, that means the husband will have to pull his weight around the house and do more.

For many, that’s still, in this day and age, unacceptable, and thus, any support evaporates. 

So be grateful if your husband is your biggest cheerleader because many aren’t as fast to show support and celebrate their wife’s achievements. 

I have an acquaintance who broke up with his wife, who was a medical doctor because she wasn’t doing all the things classic housewives do.  

What can you say when you hear something like that? It’s extremely baffling to me. 

8) When there’s a disagreement, he’s willing to apologize and forgive 

In a good relationship, when you and your husband don’t see eye to eye, a loyal and faithful partner is willing to say sorry and forgive.

A marriage isn’t about keeping score but about showing that your commitment to each other is stronger than any disagreement.

That’s why he’s admitting that he made a mistake and isn’t perfect, and the relationship matters more than being right.

I still vividly remember how, in one of my past relationships, that wasn’t the case, and we sometimes didn’t talk for days after fights. 

It didn’t help that I’d apologize profusely, even when it wasn’t my fault in many cases. 

That obviously wasn’t a healthy relationship, and a mutual breakup was one of the best things we could have done for each other. 

9) He’s proud to have you as his partner and doesn’t shy away from expressing it

When your husband is loyal and faithful, he isn’t shy about telling you just how proud he is to have you as his partner.

If he’s anything like me, he’ll tell everyone about your newest feats, and his pride will definitely shine through his words. 

Is it sometimes embarrassing for you? Sure, I’ll admit that. But it’s just our way of shouting from the rooftops how happy we are to have you in our lives. 

10) You both feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings

In a solid relationship, both of you should feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings. 

There should be an open-door policy where there’s no judgment or fear of being misunderstood.

This openness builds trust and strengthens your bond because you know you can rely on each other for support and understanding.

You’re obviously both loyal and faithful, and you trust each other with your thoughts and feelings. On top of that, you’re also there for one another, too. 

Final thoughts 

Without mutual respect, shared values, and open communication, there is no strong and healthy relationship.

But the best signal as to how solid the relationship is is to see how loyal and faithful each partner is. 

And to have such a husband is one of the best things in the world (as is having a loyal wife). 

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Adrian Volenik

Adrian has years of experience in the field of personal development and building wealth. Both physical and spiritual. He has a deep understanding of the human mind and a passion for helping people enhance their lives. Adrian loves to share practical tips and insights that can help readers achieve their personal and professional goals. He has lived in several European countries and has now settled in Portugal with his family. When he’s not writing, he enjoys going to the beach, hiking, drinking sangria, and spending time with his wife and son.

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