How Do You Know You’re in Love?

How Do You Know You're in Love?You may be asking yourself, “Am I in love?” How do you know you’re in love?

Some young children, even at the age of four, five and six, may think that they are in love with each other, and may even tell people that they are some day going to get married, but the older generations might just sit back, laugh, and brush it off thinking that they are only children and what do they know?

These feelings are often referred to as puppy love. These children grow up and enter junior high school where they develop even more feelings that for one reason or another, they think is love. At this age, they are learning about things like feelings, broken hearts, hormones, and even puberty when they get rejected for one reason or another.

In some cities, states, and countries, adults, parents, and educators for whatever reason, have waited too long to properly educate children about the consequences of teenagers having sex, whether it be protected or not. Some cities, states and countries, might be conflicted about who’s responsibility it is to be teaching these children about these subject matters.

More and more teenagers are finding ways to sleep together because their parents are too busy working or the children come from a single family household where the parent is working full time, and there is no one home to see what exactly the teenager is doing. The teenage couple may think that they are in love, and want to some day get married and start a family, but have not been properly educated on using proper precautions and protection if the have decided to have sex before they get married. This is just an accident waiting to happen, and the couple ends up getting pregnant. The teenage mom to be’s hormones will eventually get out of whack and the teenage dad to be might question what he ever saw in the teenage mom to be.

If this happens, the teenage mom to be will more than likely end up alone, depressed, and scared about what her options are and what she is going to do under the circumstances that she has gotten herself into.

There are many ways to know if in fact you are in love, but some people do not know these things until they are well into their thirties if not older. In the next few paragraphs, we will be looking at ways a person might and should be able to tell that they are truly in love and are ready for a committed relationship with someone, and not just using the other person for a one night stand or a summer fling.

I have always believed in the power of conversation with other people. Ask someone what it’s like to be in love. Maybe you would be similar to their experiences.

The first thing that some people might consider in determining whether or not they are truly in love, is whether or not they can picture themselves with the other person for the rest of their lives. If you truly can picture a future with someone then you just might truly be in love with the person. Take the love test to find out.

If a person wants to spend time with you, and you want to spend time with them, you just might be in love, or at least falling in love. You need to get to know each other and see if you are compatible and have things in common. If you can accept the person the way that they are and love them for who they are without trying to change them, more than likely you are in love.

If a person wants to introduce someone special in their lives to his or her friends and family, this is a pretty good sign that you are in love. This will tell you that they are proud to have you on their arm or by your side.

To some people, love is nothing more than a game whereas to others, love is something to be taken very seriously because they have been in the shoes of the one with the broken heart before and they do not want to be in those shoes again, and they do not wish it upon anyone else for that matter.

Now that you have read through this article, and have learned some of the tools and some of the steps of how do you know you’re in love, ask yourself again, “Am I in love?”

Do you have a clearer vision as to whether or not you are truly in love and know what if anything you are going to do about it if you haven’t already done something about it? Only you can make the choice now as to where you want your relationship to go. You can either end things if you have decided that you really are not in love with someone, or take things to the next level.

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10 comments on “How Do You Know You’re in Love?
  1. PhiliaFelice says:

    I’ve been single all my life for 26 years because I haven’t really thought that romantic love is important. Somehow, a man came into my life and convinced me I can be so much better with him. And I really improved. I was very emotional and depressed and he got me out of my shell, much braver than I’ll ever be. I’ve asked myself if this is love, because I’m still sort of like a robot about it. Objectively, I thought of all the bad things that can happen to me and he’s the constant thing that comes to mind when I think of getting better. So there. I think I’m in love. :)

  2. tina says:

    I’m 26 and I have been happily married for almost 4 years to my wonderful hubby. We have 2 beautiful children and hope to have more.

    My advice to those who are looking for true love is this:

    Love is a choice. You don’t “fall” in or out of love. You make a choice to love someone by putting them before yourself. Sacrificial love is hardly talked about these days but the truth is that everyone wants to be loved like this (although they may not want to give the type of love).

    Remember this, true love is sacrificial at its core. (How much are you willing to sacrifice for the one you truly love?)

  3. Julian says:

    What is Love? Hummmmmm that could be one of those never to be answered questions. To me, it involves so many aspects but the thing I like most and tells me that love is in the air is the looking forward to being with the other person. What I mean by this is that I feel like a child again on Christmas eve and I can’t wait for the gifts to come the next day.

    Of course, there are other aspects I enjoy about being in love, but this is the one that sets the trigger.

  4. Danagetty says:

    I don’t know that teen sex is only exclusive to parents that don’t pay attention. I think teen sex is something that is rampant and commonplace. Even when I graduated in 1994, you would have been hard pressed to find a teen that didn’t have sex or some sort of sexual experience. That’s why it’s important to talk to our children about safe sex. Not only to prevent pregnancy, but to prevent disease.

    As for the question of how someone would know they’re in love, I think the biggest factor for me was when I knew I couldn’t imagine my life without them. I just simply couldn’t live without that person, and I didn’t want to. It’s beyond lust, it’s the want of a true communicative relationship with a partner.

  5. kinshuk awasthi says:

    Love is something that makes you feel good about yourself. If you are in love with someone you start taking everything in your life very positively. Love lets you appreciate and understand the other perspective about anything and everything as well and thereby contributes towards making you a better and a complete human being.

    It’s often said we fall in love but I believe in true love we always rise. Love can heal the deepest of wounds and give you the strength to overcome toughest of times.No wonder love is considered to be the most beautiful thing in the world!

  6. Kim says:

    I think you know you are truly in love when you put your partner’s needs and feelings ahead of yourself. Deep love comes after you have spent a lot of time and commitment on the relationship and you feel that you can be yourself at all times with this person.

    I have been with my husband for the past 19 years and can tell you that we are absolutely in love but can also say that it took a lot of time and effort to get there.

  7. DonnaIreilly says:

    I think you know when you can’t live without that person. When your heart skips a beat when they look at you. I find explaining love to be difficult because we all experience it in different ways. Being able to talk to one another about anything and never keeping secrets. I agree with Kim it takes time and effort. me and my husband have been together for 17 years now and we are very much in love, but we have been through lots to get here.

  8. andreabee says:

    I got married when I was 22, and 8 mos prior had just gotten out of a terrible emotionally and physically and mentally abusive relationship before I met my husband. THAT WAS NOT LOVE.

    Now when I first met my husband. I realized I could not live without this individual. That’s when I first understood the meaning and power of being in love.

    When you find someone you cant life with out, someone who literally makes you want to change in a positive way, makes you want to do and be better in all aspects of your life, makes you want to go that extra mile, spend a little more time looking good in the mirror, get your hair and nails done, go out of your way to make sure that persons wants and needs are taken care of before your own, and every time you see that person you get FLUSHED ….not butterflies …but full on hot all over, knees weak, pits stinging, palm sweaty FLUSHED..

    THATS LOVE

    my husband and I may argue, we may not like each other all the time, but we sure as hell LOVE each other every day of our lives. And even when we’re mad, we’ll still say ‘I love you ‘ before we leave each others site.

    We’ve been through a lot in our lives, but We’re very fortunate to know that feeling at such a young age.

  9. It takes time to find someone who loves you for rely, you need to be calm and patient all the time, avoid to shout a man all the times coz that can blow him away.

    I was having a man the father of my baby girl and I was always shouting him up until he decided to leave me and have other women and when I asked him what was the matter, he confised and says it all your fault by shouting me all the time

    but as now I have a new boyfriend which we have a year and three months together and I never think of shouting him instead I sit down and talk to him with manners.

    Learned by my mistakes and never ever think of making them again.

    Mens are mens and we won’t fight that instead loved him until he is ashamed of what is he doing.

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