If your partner displays these 10 behaviors, they love you unconditionally

Avatar by Joyce Ann Isidro | January 30, 2024, 10:03 am

We often tend to make love and relationships more complicated than they have to be, especially when it comes to understanding your partner’s feelings.

We constantly wonder: do they love us as much as we love them? More importantly, do they love us unconditionally?

So if you’re looking for assurance that your partner loves you unconditionally, just as certainly as the sun sets and rises in the sky, this article is for you!

Below, we’ll delve into the 10 behaviors that indicate your partner loves you unconditionally.

Let’s get started, shall we?

1) They listen to you

When your partner truly loves you, they prioritize your thoughts, feelings, and words.

They don’t just hear—they listen.

They engage in the conversation, ask you questions, and respond thoughtfully.

This is something we often take for granted, but honestly? It really shouldn’t be.

It may just seem like basic courtesy, but it’s so much more than that. By listening—truly listening—to what you have to say, they’re showing genuine interest not just in who you are but in what matters to you, too.

Because when they listen to you, they know your deepest fears and biggest dreams, too, and they will support you as you chase after your dreams.

2) They support your dreams

A few years ago, I decided to change my career path.

It was a risky move, for sure, and I constantly doubted myself all throughout the transition.

You know who was there for me every step of the way?

My partner.

They believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. They spent countless nights helping me prepare for interviews, cheered me on when I got nervous, and celebrated every little victory with me.

Their unwavering support made me feel loved and valued. Their belief in my abilities wasn’t contingent on whether or not I succeeded.

They loved me regardless, and that’s what unconditional love looks like—it’s being someone’s biggest supporter, even when the odds are stacked against them.

And they never stop supporting you—even when you’re in the middle of a disagreement.

3) They’re comfortable with disagreements

Couples who argue together stay together. Quite ironic, right?

Well, not really.

In a relationship, disagreeing isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It helps both parties to talk about their issues effectively, which means nothing gets swept under the rug.

And isn’t that the very essence of a relationship—to be understood and listened to, even in your worst times, and even in your worst versions?

4) They embrace your flaws

We’re often pressured to present a picture-perfect version of ourselves.

It’s why having someone who embraces our flaws can feel like a breath of fresh air.

Nothing feels more wonderful than the kind of love that doesn’t just tolerate your quirks and imperfections—the kind that loves you for them.

The kind of love that sees your flaws not as drawbacks but as parts that make up the wonderfully unique individual you are.

Instead of trying to change you, you’re encouraged to be your authentic self—to be who you are, warts and all.

They love you not in spite of your flaws, but because of them.

5) They share their vulnerabilities

Too often, we think of unconditional love in terms of grand gestures and sweet nothings.

But really, it’s more about raw honesty and vulnerability.

Because if your partner willingly embraces your flaws, they will also willingly share their vulnerabilities.

They understand that to love unconditionally means to trust someone with your deepest fears; to let them in on your biggest insecurities; and to share with them the uncertainties that fill your mind constantly.

Most importantly, it’s to let your guard down and allow them to see you at your most vulnerable.

Because who else could comfort you in your darkest times but each other?

6) They comfort you in your darkest times

Life is not a straight line. It fluctuates constantly, filled with many highs and lows.

And during those low moments, when you’re feeling down or going through a tough time, having a partner who is there to comfort and support you can make all the difference.

A partner who loves you unconditionally will be there for you, not just during the good times but also during the bad. They’ll hold your hand, wipe your tears, and sit with you in silence if that’s what you need.

They show empathy and understanding, even if they can’t fully grasp what you’re going through. They help you alleviate your pain because they genuinely care about your well-being.

They understand that not every day is sunshine and rainbows, just like not every day is a rainy day. In the in-between—the mundane—they will still cherish being with you.

7) They enjoy the mundane moments with you

Not every moment in a relationship is filled with grand adventures or romantic candlelit dinners.

In fact, most of it happens in mundane, everyday moments.

And when your partner loves you unconditionally, they cherish these moments just as much, if not more.

Whether it’s grocery shopping together, cooking dinner, cleaning the house, or simply watching TV on the couch—these ordinary moments become extraordinary when shared with the one you love.

It’s in these simple, everyday moments that true, unconditional love often shines the brightest. 

Because even in the most boring days, they can make you laugh like there’s no tomorrow.

8) They make you laugh

In the midst of life’s trials and tribulations, having a partner who can make you laugh is truly a blessing.

They’ll find ways to bring a smile to your face, even on your grumpiest days. They’ll crack silly jokes, make funny faces, or even dance around the room just to see you laugh.

This light-heartedness isn’t trivial—it’s a sign that they deeply care about your happiness and want to create joyful memories with you.

But a partner who truly loves you unconditionally doesn’t just make you happy or coddle you when you make mistakes—they call you out when necessary, too.

9) They call you out when necessary

Unconditional love is not synonymous with coddling or enabling. It doesn’t mean turning a blind eye to each other’s wrongdoings.

Often, it also involves some tough love when necessary.

Because if your partner truly loves you, they won’t shy away from calling you out when you’re wrong. They do this not to belittle you, but because they care about your growth and integrity.

They challenge you to be a better person and hold you accountable for your actions because they believe in your potential and want the best for you.

In fact, even on your worst days, even when they call you out, they will still choose you, and they will do so every day. 

10) They choose you every single day

If you ask me, choice is the most important thing that makes love unconditional.

Because a partner who loves you unconditionally chooses you—and they do so every single day.

They choose to be with you, to support you, to grow with you. They choose to accept you, flaws and all.

Most importantly, they choose to face challenges together and to live life with you—for better or for worse.

Final thoughts

Love isn’t just about finding the right person, but also about being the right person.

As you reflect on these signs, I hope you find reassurance in your relationship and continue to nurture the profound connection you share with your partner.

After all, nothing sustains the soul more than unconditional love does.

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