Thursday, 24 September 2015

What True Love Means To Me

What does true love mean to me? I think true love is hard to define as one single thing, so I have compiled a list of all the things true love means to me:

What True Love Means To Me* Trust
* Honesty
* Loyalty
* Understanding each other
* Mutual respect
* Amazing sex
* Goosebumps and butterflies
* Knowing someone is always in your corner
* Growing old together
* Putting that person before yourself
* Compromise
* Being yourself with no fear of rejection or judgement
* Accepting someone exactly as they are and not trying to change them
* Feeling empty when they are not around
* Looking to the future and always seeing them by your side
* Wondering how you ever felt whole before you met them
* Giving someone the power to break your heart, and hoping they won't
* Being able to tell someone anything
* Stability

The list is in particular order, and is by no means exhaustive, but those are what come to my mind when I think about true love.

I think true love is when the first flush of excitement and newness wears away. The person is now a constant in your life. The best behaviour mode has slipped, you've seen each other at your best and at your worst and you still want to be with each other.

You feel like that person is your best friend, your soul mate, someone you can't imagine living without.

You would walk through fire for them, move the world for them.

When they touch you, you feel alive.

When they aren't around, you feel like a part of you is missing. They are truly your other half - the yin to your yang, the cheese to your pickle, the gin to your tonic.

They make you laugh, cry, and want to dance for joy.

Even at their worst, you know you wouldn't be without them, and at their best you feel like the luckiest person in the world to have them in your life.

You would never let them go, and together, you can beat any odds.

And I can't resist sharing one of my favourite quotes. Although jokey, I think it says a lot about accepting people when they are at their worst as well as their best, and that's what loving someone is really all about.

What True Love Means To Me

Check back tomorrow and Sunday for the "What true love means to me, bloggers edition" where other bloggers (and some non-bloggers) have shared their thoughts on what true love means to them!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments :)

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  1. This is a lovely post and I agree with all of it, respect and honesty and getting through the hard times as well as the good times but also the person who makes me happy :) #thelist

    1. Thank you :) I agree - if someone can make you happy even through the bad times, they are a keeper!

  2. Nice Post. I have to admit, I'm dreading the question "Dad, how do you know when you've met 'the one'?" In all honesty, I don't think you do. Sure you'll get goosebumps, feel loved up and hope they are the one, but the reality is that relationships need to be worked in the event of avoiding complacency.

    We are four weeks away from celebrating 13 years of marriage, but I feel this has only been possible due to the respect we have shown each other, through our marriage.

    Love at first sight, is romantic and some will argue it's possible, but for me, I take marriage one day at a time and treat my wife with the respect she deserves.

    1. I believe in lust at first sight, and once you grow to love someone you sometimes think you always did. I don't think you can love someone you don't actually know. I have no idea how I would explain it to a child, I think when you meet the one you just know, but that's not going to satisfy a child's curiosity. Congratulations on 13 years :)

  3. This is great! A perfect list :-) #positivelyposted x

  4. Beautiful post and wow what a list. I hope my husband feels like that about me!

  5. Fantastic post, I couldn't agree more. I'm completely lost when the Hubby goes away for the day. I don't know what to do with myself even though we spend most of the day in separate rooms!

    1. Thank you :) I think it's different knowing you just have to pop into a different room to knowing they aren't there at all :)

  6. I agree with you. Feeling like half of a whole and having someone that knows you better than you know yourself. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  7. I am loving that quote, and your thoughts on true love. I think it is something which grows after all the initial butterflies. Thanks for linking up with #myfavouritepost

    1. Thank you :) I agree - if you still want to be with someone once the butterflies go you're definitely onto something! Thanks for hosting.

  8. This is truly beautiful. Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.