Falling in love is one of the most exciting, rewarding, and scariest things you could ever do.
Of course, everyone experiences love in their own unique ways. Even the meaning of love can be extremely subjective. Spoiler alert: Rather than leaving you with sweaty palms and heart palpitations, being in love with someone should actually feel pleasurable and good.
Here are seven ways to know if you might be in love — not just like — with your partner, according to experts. LeslieBeth Wishd clinical psychotherapist and founder of LoveVictory. You are no longer jumping over the waves, but instead, you are wading and floating in a peaceful pool.
You can feel free to be exactly who you are around the person you love without having to censure yourself, as you may have when you were still getting to know each other. They make you want to be your best self, and they bring that out in you.
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Being in love can affect other aspects of your life in surprising ways. Love can even encourage you to have a brighter outlook on life in general. Rebekah Montgomery ly told Elite Daily.
When you're in love, you will likely never get tired of spending time with your SO. As relationship coach Kailen Rosenberg ly told Elite Daily, " There is a feeling of attachment that can come with a mild possessiveness, almost a territorial vibe. When you are in love, jealousy can erupt.
You can always rely on them
You are doting and giving a lot of extra attention. They might seemingly be on your mind more often.
It feels fresh, new, exciting and vulnerable. Once you fall in love, you start to consider your person when it comes to your future plans and goals.
If these s sound familiar, then congratulations, friend. Anita Chlipaladating and relationships expert and d marriage and family therapist.
Lesli Doarescouples consultant and marriage coach at Foundations Coaching. Rebekah Montgomeryclinical psychologist. Joshua Klapow, Ph. Kailen Rosenbergrelationship coach.
Clarissa Silvabehavioral scientist. This article was originally published on By Eric Santos and Corinne Sullivan. Updated: May 24, Originally Published: Aug. Search Close.