This Is What Love Means

“I believe in love at first sight, but it’s not the first moment you lay your eyes on a person, it’s the moment you first see the person they truly are.” –Ranata Suzuki

What is love?

Coming from someone who has experienced love, being in love, heartbreak, and falling out of love, I feel I have found a good senses on what love actually means. Love is a word that is easily tossed from person to person. Growing up Disney taught us that love and true love is one in the same, but there is a vast difference between loving someone and truly being in love with them.

Love is an unrestricted pledge between two imperfect people. It’s much more than just a feeling; it’s commitment, devotion, and an ultimate promise.

True love is to infinity and knows no end. This kind of love lifts you up in a twister and continuously spins you around; it’s something you can’t ever break free from.

It’s something you never want to break free from.

Love means feeling more at home with someone than you ever have in your entire life.

Love means patience. It’s knowing your partner may need a little extra space at times.

Love means going over to their place at any given time even if it’s only for a few minutes.

Love means knowing the phrase “I’ll be here with you every step of the way,” can never be over used.

Love means singing together at the top of your lungs in the car.

Love means having dinner ready when you know your partner had a tough day at work.

Love means remembering that your partner is worth fighting for.

Love means doing absolutely nothing, and being perfectly content.

Love means that “I’m here for you” smile.

Love means knowing your partners weakness, but never taking advantage of it.

Love means waking up a little early in the morning to get the coffee started before he or she wakes up.

Love means listening to your partner as they tell you about the little details of their workday.

Love means waiting in the parking lot of a restaurant for them to text you back because you don’t want to get anything without them.

Love means understanding that you may see a side of them that they don’t really like.

Love means always reassuring your partner that you appreciate them.

Love means going on road trips and experiencing new adventures together.

Love means devoting a night a week, where you both are in the company of just each other with no phones, and no distractions.

Love means going to walk the beach at sunset, and pretending to push each other in the water.

Love means being at a family party, seeing your partner across the room, and winking at them with that “I see you” smirk.

Love means sitting down and actually talking through an argument before it hits that lashing out at each other phase.

Love means remembering important dates, and events when it slips your partners mind.

Love is being one together, but still being able to go out for a guys night or a girls night.

Love means building each other up and never allowing the other person to feel unwanted. It’s about becoming each other’s best friend and conquering the world as a team.

Love means knowing you always have someone to count on. It’s being motivated to become the best version of you. It’s knowing you’ll always have someone by your side.

Love means you’ll always be fully accepted. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

My name is Victoria. I am a fitness addict, aspiring teacher, health enthusiast, and a self proclaimed writer.

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