“True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together.” – Ricardo Montalban
Throughout life, we go through many different romantic relationships in an effort to find the person that is going to be with us forever. While some people are lucky enough to marry their high school sweethearts and still be in love 40 years later, some of us have to search a little harder. And that’s okay!
True love, what is it exactly?
“There are many kinds of love. Passionate, romantic love is very important, but long-term couples also engage in deliberate acts of love that nurture their partner and their overall couple relationship,” says licensed marriage and family therapist Mudita Rastogi, Ph.D. Clinical psychologist Yana Dubinsky, Psy.D, however, states that true love goes beyond feelings! According to her true love is “an act of will and judgment, intention and promise.” Finding someone that you know is going to love you forever is worth the time and effort it takes. When you find that special person, you may not know it right away. That’s why there are signs that you should look out for to let you know that you’ve found someone who is going to love you for life.