Does Your Lover Actually Love You?

do you lover actually love you

In spite of your lover telling you the three magical words, have you ever wondered if they truly love you? 

Sometimes we become attracted to people and date individuals who treat us poorly. I once dated a woman who would shame me for acting needy. She would tell me I was crazy, and it made me feel humiliated and worthless. It sucked.

But, as I pointed out in Attachment Theory, Explains Why Your Relationships Suck, our attachment needs to cause us to be insecure when they are not met. They cause us to behave in crazy ways because we’re trying to find security.

Unfortunately, some individuals don’t value our needs. Sometimes they neglect us. If you’re an anxious person, this can cause you to frantically dive into a toxic relationship, unconsciously drowning yourself in a love that can make you hate yourself later on as you invest more and more in the relationships, only to get a little back in return

Getting our needs met in a relationship is complicated. Due to conflicting emotional blueprints, using vulnerable communication doesn’t always immediately solve a problem.  But there comes a time in every relationship where you will decide if the woman is actually going to help you get your needs met and make you happy, or if you’re going to have to move on

In order to find a woman who can do that, it’s helpful to learn how to judge an individual’s response to your vulnerable communication. By doing so, you can immediately tell how important your well-being is to the person that you are seeing.

Related: 7 Signs Of True Love From A Man

Ask yourself:

  • Does your significant other address your concerns, or do they shame you for bringing them up? Do they dodge the conversation altogether?
  • Does your significant other find ways to make you feel better, or is she staying on the defensive?
  • Is your partner responding to the facts, or actually getting in tune with your emotional well-being?
Does Your Lover Actually Love You?

The Right Person will:

  • Address your specific concerns. They will not shame you for feeling insecure and they won’t dodge the conversation.
  • Find ways to work with you to make sure you are getting your needs met. They’ll make sure they are getting theirs met as well, rather than being defensive.
  • Let go of the facts and address the underlying issues.

If the person you are seeing is responsive and genuinely concerned about your happiness and security, then you’ve found an awesome partner. But if your significant other makes an effort to dodge important topics, shames you for feeling the way you do, or acts defensively then you should take that cue as a warning sign of where the relationship is heading.

The one trait I look for in a partner is vulnerability. Because when push comes to shove, both of us need to show up to the table with our needs and work with each other in order to get them met.

If you want to transform conflict into material to build a stronger and more connected relationship then read Kyle Benson’s conflict blueprints here

Written by Kyle Benson
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Does Your Lover Actually Love You?

Kyle Benson

I've had the privilege of working with men and women on a wide range of relationship issues. I've helped individuals:Leave toxic relationships to find a healthy relationship that makes them feel calm, grateful for the person in their life, and deeply valued by their partner Close the emotional distance between partners so they feel deeply connected to each otherResolve relationship conflict, leading the couple to become closer and more loving than they ever thought imaginable Remove sexual anxiety to create intensely passionate and longer-lasting sexUse problems in the relationship as catalysts to help individuals grow into their highest potential (and become more awesome lovers)Our coaching sessions are tailored towards reaching solutions that improve your relationship quickly. Read more about my coaching programmes here, Relationship Coaching or Email me at Kyle@kylebenson.netView Author posts