You need someone who is able to handle your baggage without making you feel guilty, like you’re broken.
You need someone who can hold a conversation with you about silly, hypothetical situations as well as deep, intellectual conversations.
You need someone who is comfortable showing their vulnerable side and isn’t afraid to shed tears in front of you.
You need someone who is going to listen when you’re upset and adjust their behavior accordingly instead of acting defensive and displacing the blame.
You need someone who is going to talk through issues with you in a calm, mature manner instead of getting into a screaming match with you whenever you disagree.
You need someone who is going to actively listen when you speak instead of nodding along absentmindedly.
You need someone who is going to share their feelings with you freely instead of expecting you to force information out of them.
You need someone who is going to say those three little words on a frequent basis instead of expecting you to magically know how they feel.
You need someone who opens up to you about their past and fears and insecurities, instead of only talking about happy things all the time.
You need someone who can admit when they are wrong and is willing to take steps toward bettering themselves.
You need someone who encourages you to open up without ever making you feel like you’re crazy or overdramatic.
You need someone who is able to see your side of the situation and willing to come to compromises instead of whining to get their way.