10 signs you’re in a relationship with a truly lovely person

It’s no secret that deep down, most of us desire to find our one true love.

Even when we’re content with our independence, the idea of having a partner who supports, values, and shares a deep connection with us is undeniably appealing.

Love, however, is a complex journey filled with both joy and challenges.

Despite the hardships, it’s the beautiful aspects of love that make it all worthwhile.

When we find a truly wonderful person, we’re more likely to face any obstacles with hope and determination.

Sometimes, it’s easy to overlook the amazing people in our lives, as they make us feel so effortlessly at ease.

If you’re curious to know whether you’ve found one of the lucky few, keep an eye out for these telltale signs that you’re with an exceptional partner:

1) You Don’t Hesitate Being Vulnerable Around Them

Effective communication is essential for any thriving relationship, yet it can prove to be challenging for many couples.

Some individuals may feel hesitant or apprehensive about speaking openly with their partners, worried about being judged or ridiculed.

This fear can create barriers, preventing people from expressing themselves authentically, as they worry about losing their partner’s love.

In contrast, a relationship with a truly wonderful person fosters an atmosphere of ease and openness.

You can discuss any topic, knowing that judgment and ridicule are off the table. This sense of familiarity and trust can develop rapidly, even if you’ve only been together for a short time.

Feeling safe enough to be vulnerable and share your deepest fears is a testament to your partner’s patience, kindness, and nurturing nature.

Embrace this rare and precious connection, as it’s something that not everyone is fortunate enough to experience.

2) Simple Activities Seem Exciting

Every activity, even the simplest and most mundane ones, seems exciting and meaningful with a special person.

You don’t have to rack your brains and worry about what to do on your next date.

With the right person, nothing is ever boring. You can simply stay at home, watch reruns of an old TV show, and try out a new recipe. Or just nap together and cherish each other’s presence.

Everything seems exciting with a lovely person because they’re fun to be with, and you love being with them. You feel at home in their presence.

So whether you simply stay at home and chat over coffee or go out on a hiking trip for the weekend, you can expect a good and meaningful time. 

3) You Feel Relaxed in Their Presence

Another sign that you’re in a relationship with a lovely person is when you feel relaxed in their presence.

Although you will still feel the butterflies in your stomach occasionally, most time spent with them makes you feel at home.

You may even notice that you feel sleepy every time you’re with them – this is because your body releases oxytocin and serotonin, some of the happy hormones that make you feel sleepy.

With a loving person, you don’t have to pretend to be someone you’re not. They see the goodness in you, even your weaknesses.

You may be afraid to show some parts of yourself with others, but not with your lover – everything seems to come out naturally, and you’re not worried.

They accept you for who you are and love you just the same.

4) Everything Seems Light in Their Presence

With a genuinely loving partner, you may feel as if you can tackle any obstacle life throws at you, knowing that you have a sanctuary to return to where you can recharge.

This person serves as your confidant, willingly sharing your burdens and bringing comfort when times are tough. Their mere presence has a way of lifting your spirits when things get rough.

I can personally attest to this feeling. For most of my life, I felt misunderstood, carrying my burdens solo and never fully opening up, even to my closest friends.

However, everything shifted when I met my partner.

Suddenly, it felt as though someone genuinely understood me, providing precisely the words of comfort or acts of kindness I needed.

They knew when all I needed was a reassuring hug or a gentle reminder that I am capable of overcoming any challenge.

5) You Feel Loved and In Love

Probably the easiest sign that you’re in a healthy relationship with someone lovely is when you feel loved and in love.

You love them so much that you feel your heart is about to burst. And just your luck, they love you, too.

It’s not always easy to describe how it feels to be loved or have someone you love – you’d know it when you always think about them and look forward to seeing them.

They are your safe haven.

You can say that you’re genuinely content and confident that they love you, too.

They cherish you, share intimate moments with you, and channel all their love languages on you.

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6) You Discuss Solutions Proactively

Being in a relationship with a lovely person doesn’t mean you won’t encounter problems. You’d go through a rough patch together, too.

But with a lovely person, you discuss the things that worry you right away and come up with solutions, so it won’t happen again.

Serious conversations like these are also difficult because it’s not always easy to be honest.

But they’re still patient and respectful. You can expect them to be mature – they encourage you to communicate your needs and the things they should be working on.

While they accept and strive to work on the things that you don’t like about them, they will also be honest with you.

They will also tell you the things you need to work on, coming from a place of love and respect.

7) The Relationship is Founded on Trust

You trust your partner enough, and they trust you too – that’s also one of the signs that you’re in a relationship with a lovely person.

You’re secure in your relationship, as they always remind you how much they love you.

They don’t give you signs that make you question that love.

And you just seem to know each other too well – both of you know that you’re not capable of doing things that might break your trust in each other.

Being in a relationship with a lovely person doesn’t make you feel anxious when you’re not with each other.

You trust each other enough to have each other’s back. And you’re confident with your partner that they’ll do the things they say.

8) You Compromise and Respect Each Other

Being in a relationship with a lovely person makes you feel relaxed and at ease like you’ve known each other for a long time.

But the truth remains that both of you are still two different people, and you still have differences. You will still encounter minor misunderstandings.

What makes relationships with them worthwhile is you still compromise and respect each other.

Your relationship isn’t selfish, only thinking about one’s welfare – you put each other first and are willing to set aside minor differences for each other.

You also respect each other’s boundaries and aren’t afraid to agree to disagree.

9) You Still Hold On to Your Interests Just Fine

Being in a relationship with a lovely person makes you feel confident and secure.

You’re a strong team but not overly dependent on each other.

That’s why you still hold on to your separate interests just fine.

Both of you have other things that you enjoy without each other.

You not only develop and nurture your relationship with each other but also with yourselves.

That’s why you don’t lose yourself in the process, even when you’re deeply and madly in love with each other – they remind you to love yourself, too.

My partner even encourages me to explore other interests and witness what I can do.

10) You Support Each Other to Grow

Another sign that you’re in love with a wonderful person is when your relationship is empowering – you feel you can do all things because you know they’re right by your side no matter what happens.

They support you to push your limits. And in case you fail, they’re just there to remind you everything will be okay.

I can say my partner is my number 1 cheerleader – they support me in everything, especially when they know how much I really wanted and worked hard for it.

Being with them makes me want to be the best person I can be.

 

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Lachlan Brown

I’m Lachlan Brown, the editor of Ideapod and founder of Hack Spirit. I love writing practical articles that help others live a mindful and better life. I have a graduate degree in Psychology and I’ve spent the last 6 years reading and studying all I can about human psychology and practical ways to hack our mindsets. If you to want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Twitter or Facebook.

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