You can love someone without being in love with them. Welcome back my fellow bloggers and faithful followers. This is my Saturday post. Yes I know it’s Sunday. I didn’t want to skip this post because I think it’s kind of important to know when you are and aren’t completely in love with someone. It can be a hard pill to swallow. If you have any of your own thoughts or opinions on this topic be sure to share them below.
You can love someone without being in love with them. This is important to remember because we all go through phases where we can’t honestly tell. Even if all the signs are pointing to we are not in love with someone, our hearts trick us into believing that we are. I’m no expert on relationships, but did come up with three very simple signs that you are not in love.
When a new relationship is blossoming you go through a stage where you want to see that person and be with that person all the time. And as the relationship progresses, you either grow a stronger bond or start drifting. If that bond gets stronger you want to see that person all the time. If you drift and start becoming tired or bored of the person, you’re not excited to see them. Not having that desire to be with that person or see them can be a sign that you are not in love with them. You may care about them and share something with them, but it’s not love. A strong, healthy relationship has a physical connection among other things.
Along with a physical connection, an emotional connection must be present. You should be able to share your thoughts and feelings with your significant other. And you should also be thinking of them. If they don’t cross your mind throughout the day, you may not be in love with them. As simple as this sounds, it’s easy to get caught up in other things. People that are in love are often caught daydreaming about one another or thinking about them throughout the day. If you don’t, that emotional connection may not be there. If you can go hours without thinking of or talking to your significant other, they may not be all that significant.
Another major sign comes with what you decide to share with your partner. If you find yourself hiding certain things or not sharing things with them, you may not be comfortable or secure enough. This means you may not be in love with them. Not sharing news or big life moments with them can cause a wedge in the relationship. If you don’t feel ready or comfortable enough to share things with your partner, you’re probably not ready to decide if you are in love with them.
Every relationship is different. We each have our own issues and baggage. What’s important is to remember to follow your heart. Listen to yourself. Only you can decide what is best for you. If you find yourself doubting your relationship, try discussing it with your partner. You may be able to work through your issues and doubts and become secure in your relationship.
That’s all I have on this. If you have something you would like to add or expand on feel free to share in the comment section. Thank you so much for reading. Don’t forget to like this and follow if you’re not already. I will see you next time.