Before a person can give or express their “unconditional love” it’s important to understand the various meanings behind each of these two words. Unconditional means to be without condition and limitation, complete and absolute, and given freely and without reservation. The word “love,” however, means something different for everyone. Your partner’s love may be based on how you treat him/her.
We’ve rounded up 9 signs that your partner loves you unconditionally.
1. They want to grow old with you.
Unconditional love never ends. It lasts longer with your age. If you both want to spend your entire life with each other and want to grow old together, you both are one of those who got the blessings of God. Thinking about the separation can make you both go crazy if the love is true. No matter how old you both are, staying together during ups and downs are something precious to you.
2. You trust one another with your deepest and most vulnerable secrets.
Another indicator of real unconditional love is a mutual trust that can’t be broken, violated, or tarnished. It’s the kind of trust that is uncompromising and unwavering. It’s the kind of trust that you can always rely on regardless of the circumstances. You and your partner can always trust one another with your deepest and darkest secrets because of your unconditional love.
3. They are genuinely proud of you.
Be it making tea for the first time or managing meetings the whole day at work. No matter what your accomplishments are, big or small, they make sure to let you know that they’re proud of everything that you’ve accomplished. Even if you do something as small as clean the living room, or something as big as getting a promotion at work, there’s no one prouder of you than them.
4. They love you without any limitations.
Pure love is expressed as freedom. To love without conditions and limitations is the ultimate love. It is the freedom for two people to be who they are, without one needing to control the other to satisfy their own needs. Unconditional love is authentic and sustaining and allows for each person to have their space — to experience, to create, and to grow — individually and together. A relationship that is unconditional seeks physical and emotional power with another, not power over them.
5. They make efforts to make you happy and comfortable.
Even if the two of you have been together for twenty years, when your partner loves you unconditionally, they’re always going to go out of their way to make sure that you’re comfortable and happy. They’ll still pull your chair out for you, or get the door. They’ll always make sure to help you unload the groceries or simply get up to get you a glass of water when you’re thirsty.
6. They are not judgemental.
Judgment is the withholding of love, and it is, therefore, conditional. When you judge another you are not accepting them for who they are. In times of relationship frustration or struggle, ask yourself: “What’s the most loving act I can offer this person?” The answer and the related action will move you from judgment and resentment to acceptance and loving action.
7. They always try their best to protect you.
It’s almost like a parental instinct kicks in whenever you love someone unconditionally. It’s like the love a parent would have for a child. It’s unconditional and it transcends any other kind of protective love in the world. It’s a love that would never want any harm or pain to befall the person that they love so deeply. It’s the kind of love that breeds a nurturing and caring environment at all times.
8. You have your fair share of fights and disagreements
All couples have arguments or disagreements. That’s not something anyone can avoid. But when the both of you disagree, you don’t let it fester into resentments. They are always willing to discuss and communicate and come to a compromise or the end of an argument. You never have to worry about an argument causing contention in the relationship, because you know that in the end you’re going to make up.
9. They always express their love on daily basis.
A lot of people have a hard time opening up emotionally. Even if that is the case, your partner will have no problem opening up to you and showing that emotional vulnerability. Showing unconditional love means being vulnerable, authentic and honest. Trusting each other enough to show all of yourself to your partner. To be their safe haven, the one person in all the world that they can be raw with, to invest all of their trust and hope in. They’re going to tell you their hopes, dreams, fears and secrets – and each time you’ll know that they love and trust you more than anyone else.