11 signs your partner loves you more than you realize

Are you feeling kind of insecure about whether your partner truly loves you? Well, let me tell you that it’s expected from time to time to have such insecurities. 

Our love for others often has ups and downs, and so does your partner’s love for you. 

Nevertheless, there are many signs showing your partner loves you even more than you realize. 

So, without further delay, let’s find out what they are!

1) Your happiness matters to them, and they try to make you smile

Being in a relationship or marriage can be tough at times. Still, if your partner tries to make you smile because your happiness matters to them, you know they love you.

Perhaps even more than you realize.

If they go out of their way to bring joy into your life, whether through surprise gestures, humor, or thoughtful acts, they’re clearly invested in your happiness. 

Their efforts to make you smile show their deep affection. 

2) They make an effort to spend time with you, even when they’re busy

In this busy world of ours that’s filled with responsibilities and commitments, spending time with our loved ones is critical

That’s why if your partner consistently carves out time for you despite a busy schedule, they prove their love and commitment. 

It shows they value your presence in their life and prioritize spending quality time with you.

It’s their way of saying, “You matter a lot to me,” and they’re choosing to spend their free time with you, making it clear that you’re a top priority in their life.

For example, your partner wakes up early on weekends to prepare a special breakfast for you, even if they’re not a morning person. 

It’s a small but sweet tradition, and they love making your weekends feel like a little getaway from the weekday chaos.

3) They remember the little details about you

You know those little things that make you smile, like your favorite song or the movie that always puts you in a good mood? 

Well, when your partner remembers those details, it’s like a warm hug for your heart.

It shows that they’re not just hearing you; they’re really listening. When they ask how your lunch date with your friends went last week or remember to surprise you with a concert of your favorite band, they prove they’re paying attention to your world. 

This kind of attentiveness is like a neon sign that says, “I love you, and I care about what makes you happy.”

4) They support your goals and dreams, even if it means sacrifices on their part

A loving partner will encourage you to pursue your ambitions, even if it means adjusting their own plans or making sacrifices. 

Their tireless support in your personal and professional pursuits reflects their deep love and commitment.

When I need a career change, which is every 3-5 years now, my wife supports me in my goals and takes on some of the load of daily responsibilities while I need time to learn new things. 

But the same goes for me when she looks to improve herself or simply needs some time to find or even reinvent herself.

We both understand that what’s exciting today might not be so interesting tomorrow. 

That’s why the only things that endure in our lives are our love for each other, our boy, and our family. 

But we’re also there for each other in more challenging times. 

5) They’re there for you in tough times

In the rollercoaster of life, there are ups and downs. When your partner sticks by your side during the tough moments, it’s like having a rock to lean on.

They don’t just share the positive times; they’re there when life gets rough. 

They lend an ear when you need to talk, offer a shoulder when you need to cry, and provide that warm, comforting feeling that someone’s got your back.

When they check in on you during those low points, they’re like a warm soup for your soul. 

It’s their way of saying, “I’m right here with you through thick and thin, and I genuinely care about your well-being.” A beautiful testament to the strength of your emotional connection.

6) They show affection and physical touch

if these things are happening in your relationship youre definitely with the right person 11 signs your partner loves you more than you realize

Physical touch is a powerful way to express love. It’s a silent love language in a relationship. 

For example, you know those moments when your partner reaches out for a warm hug when you’re feeling down? 

Or when they slip their hand into yours as you take a walk together? These are the little things that speak volumes without words.

Those cuddles on the couch or holding hands during a movie night aren’t just about physical contact. 

They’re about showing you how deeply they care about you, and it’s a sweet, non-verbal way of expressing their affection.

But, on the other side, a partner who openly expresses their love and pride in having you as their significant other is not afraid to show the world how much you mean to them. 

This public acknowledgment of your relationship is an explicit declaration of their love.

7) They make an effort to surprise you with thoughtful gestures or gifts

Surprises, whether they’re small acts of kindness or meaningful gifts, show that your partner is thinking of you when you’re not around. 

It could be as simple as making your morning coffee just the way you like it, or perhaps they surprise you with a little gift for no special reason.

These surprises are like love notes in action. They’re your partner’s way of saying, “Hey, I’m thinking of you,” even when you’re apart. 

Life and love are all about the little things. They show their affection and how much they appreciate having you in their life.

8) They make future plans that involve you

If your partner is anything like me, they never imagine a future without you. In every version of their tomorrow, you’re in it. 

They bring up things such as where you both want to go for your next vacation or how you could decorate your dream home together. 

They might even mention the possibility of a family and the life you’ll build together.

Your partner is painting a picture of the future, and there you are, right in the center of it all. 

And that’s another strong indicator that they see a future with you and are committed to the relationship.

Think about that for a sec. 

9) They say “I love you” and show it through their actions, consistently

Verbal affirmation of love is important, and when your partner consistently tells you they love you and back it up with loving actions, they obviously love you deeply and perhaps more than you realize.

In other words, they don’t just say the words “I love you” – they prove it with what they do, day in and day out.

10) Your partner values your opinion

If your partner loves you a lot, they actively seek your thoughts and genuinely consider your input when making decisions.

It’s not just about hearing your ideas. They genuinely value them. This level of trust and teamwork is like the secret sauce that makes your relationship feel loving and equal. 

You’re both in it together, navigating life hand in hand, making choices as a united front.

From my own example, there’s no big decision that happens without us talking about it. If we need to, we’ll reach a compromise first and always look for a win-win conclusion. 

At the same time, there needs to be respect for each other’s boundaries, too. 

11) Your partner respects your boundaries

A loving partner respects your boundaries and doesn’t pressure you into situations or activities that make you uncomfortable. 

If there’s something you’re not comfortable with, they won’t keep bugging you about it. 

Whether it’s going to a crowded party or trying something new in the bedroom, they get that your comfort matters. 

It’s their way of saying, “I respect you, and I’m here to support and care for you in a way that feels right for you.”

Final thoughts

Well, hopefully, this put your mind at ease. But it maybe made you also realize that you, too, could be doing more to improve your relationship or express gratitude more

Just because your partner loves you more than you realized doesn’t mean you should be complacent. 

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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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