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#TrueLove 18 Undeniably Honest Reasons Why I LOVE You Like I Do

I’ve been one of those lucky few who has found the perfect partner, my soul mate, the person who everyone else wishes they could find, and the person they have been wishing for since they could comprehend what a soul mate, a partner is. I love him to bits, but it’s so damn hard to put into words how much I love him.

However, I have figured out a number of other reasons why I love him, and this post is an ode to it. And if you find your reasons for loving your significant other on the list here, then nothing would make me happier!

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All the reasons why I love you

1. He is my best friend.

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It doesn’t matter what we’re doing, or where we are, we get to share and experience precious moments with each other. We are as much friends as we are lovers, and the best part is that we were friends before we were lovers. I think that makes our bond all the more strong. We are there for each other, providing silent support or rousing cheers, whatever either of us needs in that moment. We have a great deal of care and affection towards each other, like all great friends.

2. He accepts me for who I am.

Without trying to change a single thing about me. He’s as different from me as could be, but we click together. While everyone who’s come into my life tried to change who I am, or mold me into something I’m not, he never did. He always accepts me for who I am, and loves every part of my flawed persona – mind, body, and soul.

3. He has a quirky sense of humor.

That I covet. I’m moody, and his quirky sense of humor is what makes me smile, grin, and finally laugh out loud when I least expect it. He can make me laugh with just a punny quip or a well-timed teasing statement. And I love him to pieces for that. He can turn my frown upside down in no time at all.

4. He likes to watch the same TV series as me.

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Whether it’s watching Supernatural and rolling our eyes at the Winchester brothers’ shenanigans, or experiencing the edge of the seat twist at every turn thriller How To Get Away With Murder, or even laughing at the quirky Castle, we enjoy watching the same TV shows. And sometimes, even when he hates what I’m watching, he sits through the melodrama and the endless tears just for me. Oh, and the endless dissection of the plot and the characters. I think that’s the best part about sharing a love of TV shows.

5. He gives the best hugs and snuggles.

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He just knows when things aren’t right with me. He knows when I need a good cuddle on the couch, or a long, squeezy hug that tells me that he’s there if and when I want to open up. He’s always there for me when I need to not feel alone and adrift in life. His hugs makes me feel so much better.

6. His eyes tell me how much he loves me.

You may scoff at this, but a person’s soul truly is reflected in their eyes. And he lays bare his soul every time we lock gazes. Whether looking into his eyes across a crowded room, or sitting across him while having a serious conversation, his eyes tell me what’s going on in his head, the one that no one else gets to see. It’s my privilege alone to see the real him, the one who argues with me and tries to convince me to see his side of the argument, but loves me nonetheless even when I don’t.

7. He gives me space when I need it.

He’s not clingy, he doesn’t hover, and he gives me space to be me. He always encourages me to take as much time as I need to indulge in my crazy ponderings or write as much as my heart desires, without interruptions. He respects my individuality, as much as my dependence on him through our relationship.

8. He supports me no matter what.

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He has been there right beside me, holding on to me, facing everything that life threw at us. He has been the rock that I needed to hold on when life pushed me underwater. He has always been there to pick me up, help me dust myself off and start over again.

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9. He respects my family and friends, and their role in my life.

He has never been possessive of my time or attention towards my friends and family, and he never expects me to drop them for him. More than that, he never creates tensions within them, because he knows how much I value them and what they add to my life. He always treats them with the respect that they deserve, letting me know how lucky I got when he came into my life.

10. He makes me feel sexy and attractive.

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Don’t get me wrong; I love myself as I am. But when the man I love tells me how sexy and attractive he finds me, it adds that much more to my self-confidence. There’s never any doubt about the authenticity of his compliments, and never will be.

11. He supports my dreams and aspirations.

He always supports me and my dreams, however crazy or silly or unrealistic they might seem. He has been there, every step of the way, through his kind, encouraging words, and his actions that reflect the support he extends me. He is my one constant in my journey to making my dreams a reality.

12. He listens to me.

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When I talk, rant, or just vent, he listens to me. Really listens. It doesn’t matter if I’m pouring my heart out and laying bare my soul, or ranting about something work-related, or even venting my frustrations against the injustices of the world, or sharing an exciting idea that I had, he’s always there to listen. He respects me enough to put down his phone, or the remote control and really listen to me talk. Plus, he never belittles me or trivializes my concerns or ideas.

13. He stands up for me.

He is my staunchest ally in the face of adversity. No matter who or what or from where the attack starts, he’s there to defend me, at all costs. He always defends me, and has shown me time and again that it’s always us vs them, no matter the time or place.

14. He is as comfortable talking to me as he is being silent.

Neither he nor I find the need to fill the silences that stretch between us, for it is companionable silence, and not the awkward kind, that makes you babble. We might be lost in thought, or contemplating life, we’re always comfortable around each other. That ease that I share with him is precious to me.

15. He is affectionate.

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His quiet affection, that caress to that seems unintentional, that hair tuck that seems to say so much about how he feels about me, that light squeeze to my hand that’s meant to reassure me, that hand-holding that’s meant to tell me how much he loves me – I cherish each and every one of these gestures of his. His body language says all that he feels for me, and the conviction that he’s my soul mate.

16. He is unswerving in his loyalty and affection.

Come rain or shine, he is there, the reliable rock in my life. He never wavers or fails in his loyalty or affection for me. And when the big moments in life come our way, he’s ready with the best solutions, given the moment and the situation. He never wavers from his integrity, honesty, or ethics, no matter what. I think that’s one of the things that made me fall in love with him.

17. He always has time for me.

That doesn’t mean he waits on me hand and foot. No. What I mean is that he’s there when I need him the most. No matter how busy he is with work or other commitments, he always makes it a point to spend time with me. And when the situation calls for it, he puts aside everything else, and is there for me, showing me that I figure pretty high on his list of priorities. That’s just one of the reasons why I love him.

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18. He communicates with me.

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He never gives me the dreaded silent treatment or the sullen sulk. He’s an adult, and that’s how he behaves, by keeping the lines of communication open, always. It doesn’t matter if we’re trying to figure out the best way to stretch the money we make through the month, or discussing how best to deal with a recalcitrant family member, or even discussing a current political event, he never shuts off communication. Even when we have our differences, he always has the gumption to meet to me halfway, so that we arrive at a compromise that we both can live with.

Whether you identify with all of these reasons why I love you that I would like to tell the man of my dreams or not, you can’t deny that he’s a dream come true! When I find it hard to express how much he means to me and how much I love him, I resort to writing how I feel, as opposed to verbalizing it. If you’re in the same boat as me, you can take a leaf out of this and write out your feelings for your significant other. Trust me, they’d love to read it!

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