I have worked with many couples and individuals who struggle to understand their needs and wants. Discovering these needs and wants and if they are being satisfied are usually the clues that show us whether someone is right for us. There are a few general signs that indicate when you are really in love, here are a few of them.
How to know if it’s true love
You feel that you can talk to this person about anything, without judgment. Good communication is one of the most important factors to any healthy relationship so being able to talk to someone without feeling anxious or judged is one key sign you have found the right partner.
Because communication is so important, it’s vital that your partner is willing to communicate in healthy ways, or at least be open to learning. This is how most couples I’ve worked with have resolved issues and grown exponentially.
One of the signs you’ve found your life partner is that you really feel understood and validated. This sign is one that shows a cornerstone of successful relationships, empathy. If the person you are dating listens to you to understand rather than to “fix” or give you advice, it is clear they are empathizing with your emotional experience.
Sometimes people try to rob us of our emotional experience and argue why you should or shouldn’t feel a certain way. Your experience is yours and no one should take that away from you!
Soulmate signs you’ve found your ideal partner
One of the signs you’ve found your life partner is you feel comfortable letting your guard down. Possibly one of the most challenging steps we face in a relationship is letting our guard down.
If you notice that the person you are dating makes you feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable, love may be in the air. The vulnerability can be tricky to navigate, so this is where communication comes in handy again. If you have difficulty with vulnerability in general, talk to your partner about it. That openness may be a game changer for the relationship.
Signs you’ve found your soulmate
One of the crucial signs you’ve found your life partner is your wants and needs are being expressed and met. Possibly one of the first signs that show you’re in a loving relationship is that your partner is tending to your wants and needs. We are often so focused on taking care of others, we forget about ourselves or there is an imbalance.
As I often tell couples, if you can truly understand each other’s wants and needs and are working toward meeting them, you are one step closer to a loving relationship.
Pay heed to signs that indicate you’ve found your ideal partner. We each have unique wants and needs, so it’s important to understand that your partner cannot read your mind. Reflect on your personal needs and wants and communicate them!