This Is The Truth About What True Love Looks Like

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“In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you.” —Mac MacGuff, Juno

True love is always grateful. When you love a person, you don’t just love him (or her) for the fun parts. You love because that is how you feel. You are thankful for the existence of your significant other.

True love is acceptance. You don’t love someone just because of their best traits, you love them because of their imperfections too. You accept their past and love their present and create a better future.

True love is honest, it never lies. Honesty is the most precious gift you can give to your significant other. With honesty, there comes trust. When you’re honest, true to yourself, and true to your loved one — now that is what true love is all about.

True love has fights and misunderstandings, but true love knows forgiveness. There is no doubt that in every relationship, there are all kinds of fights, the big ones, the petty ones, but true love knows when to say sorry when the fault was yours and when to forgive. No relationship is perfect but you can make it worth it.

True love has God as the center of it. Be with someone (and be someone) who makes God their center. Only God can understand everything about you and only God knows both of you. There is no better relationship than to be together with God.

True love is growing together. Selflessness. Loving someone so much that you or your partner can never feel lost but home. Grow through everything you go through.

True love is the smallest things that can make your heart ecstatic. He cooks for you. He listens when you complain that work is tiring and stressful. He texts you to never skip a meal. He makes you laugh. He hugs you tight. He holds your hand while crossing the streets. He buys your favorite soda. He takes a nap with you. True love does not require extravagant and expensive things, genuine care is all it takes.

True love is home. It’s nice knowing that at the end of a very long, tiring work day, you have someone to come home to. Someone who will open his arms and hold you tight and pull you back together. That is home. That is where our hearts are.

True love is you. The love of your significant other is one thing, but the love you have for yourself is the most important thing. Remember this: No matter how much your partner loves you and cares for you, you should still love and care for yourself.

Imagine loving yourself as much as you love him, imagine how much he loves you. He wants you to love yourself as much as he loves you. True love is not just about a person, it’s about both of you and how you make each other a better person.

True love is rare. When you have it, take care of it. Take care of each other. Cherish each other. Love deeply. Love genuinely. Love with all honestly.

True love is hard to find, and if it finds you, you are the luckiest. Don’t let it be the one that got away, let it be the love that never left, because that’s what true love is, it stays. It always does. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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