6. You find them faultless.
One of the biggest signs that you are in a fantasy relationship is when you idealize them to the extent that according to you, they can never be wrong; they are perfect the way they are, and they have no flaws at all. For you, they are the perfect embodiment of human values and love. No matter what they do, or say to you, you keep on seeing them as perfect beings who can never do any wrong.
Even if they indulge in questionable activities, and hurt other people you find yourself defending them fiercely, and keep on making excuses for their behavior. For you, they are nothing short of flawless, infallible, and perfect, and nobody can make you believe otherwise.
7. Feeling jealous of anyone interested in them.
Jealousy plays a huge part when it comes to a fantasy relationship. You will notice feelings of immense jealousy when other people feel attracted to them. The fact that the person you are attracted to can be attracted to someone else other than you, is unfathomable. You feel a lot of rage and anger within yourself, even thinking about them being with someone else other than you.
You just cannot imagine them with somebody else. There is no real commitment between you two, but you feel a certain sense of loyalty towards them, which makes you also reject the people who might be potentially interested in you. You have eyes for them and only them.
8. Constantly looking for clues.
You constantly try to read between the lines, when it comes to your fantasy relationship. Trying to find hidden meanings in everything they say or do, becomes like second nature to you, and you can do this all day.
Looking for clues and evidence that they also like you is something that takes up most of your time, as you desperately search for a glimmer of hope that you might have a future with them after all. This sometimes makes you obsessive and you can’t stop thinking about them, no matter how much you might try to distract yourself.
9. Experiencing ‘withdrawal’ symptoms.
If by any chance, they withdraw from you or stop talking to you, you fall into a deep depression. Since you have never imagined a life without them, you feel completely lost and empty. You keep on thinking about what went wrong, and why the ‘situation’ changed, and no matter how much you try to convince yourself to move on, you can’t.
You start experiencing extreme mood swings, like feeling euphoric when you are with them, and extremely down and depressed, if they ignore you or reject you. This kind of feeling is similar to what a drug addict feels when they go through withdrawal; being in a relationship like this is nothing short of being dependent on a drug.
10. You just cannot accept the ‘breakup’.
In case your ‘relationship’ ends, you constantly pine for them and look for ways to get them back in your life. You feel an overwhelming and painful bond with them and look for ways to get their approval, attention, and affection, in any way you can. Imagining a life without them is extremely painful for you, and you cannot bring yourself to accept this fact.
You try to forget them, but you can’t. You try to immerse yourself in something else, but you can’t. Your mind constantly goes back to them, looking for ‘answers’, which deep down inside you know you will never get.
Being in a fantasy relationship will bring you nothing more than pain and disappointment. If you are really lucky, and the person you are attracted to ends up reciprocating your feelings, then amazing! But in case that does not happen, you need to try and move on from this. Living in a world of fantasy will not help you find the love you deserve to have in your life. Be patient because your Prince Charming is just around the corner, waiting for you!