“If someone truly loves you, you will know it and feel it. If they don’t, you will always be left wondering if they do.”
Yes. I spent over twenty years wondering that very question and doing mental gymnastics to try to convince myself that he did. It makes so much sense now.
There are many perceptions of what “true love” looks like in today’s society. People attempt to quantify it or put characteristics or actions or labels on it – but it is a difficult thing to define since every situation is unique.
Though, once we filter through all of the pop culture interpretations and checklists of what someone who really loves you does or doesn’t do, there is one thing that remains true in all types of “real” love.
Sometimes – it means putting someone else’s happiness ahead of your own.
Love is about compromising with someone, or even sacrificing for them. This is why people can think that love hurts, because if it is one-sided, it will hurt. But the only thing that’s telling you is that you’ve given your heart to the wrong person, because in a situation where it is reciprocated, both people will be willing to give…
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