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12 things your significant other will do if they actually care about you

Posted April 4
Updated April 7

Sometimes it can be challenging to detect if your significant other genuinely cares about you; but actions tend to speak louder than words. Here are 12 things someone does when they really care about you:

1. Really care about how your day went

When they ask how your day went, they will be genuinely interested in the answer. If your significant other loves you, he or she will actually want to know about the details that are important to you.

2. Point out your mistakes

Many people believe love is about ignoring their partner's flaws -- and that's true to an extent. However, if your significant other really cares about you, he or she will lovingly help you be your best self; and sometimes that means warmly helping you see areas that could use some improvement.

3. Try to be their best self

If your significant other cares about you, chances are they think you are pretty spectacular. That means that they will do their best to be a version of themselves that is worthy of someone as great as you.

4. Be supportive in your successes

Maybe your partner sacrifices to help you practice your presentation, or maybe they just text you afterward with a, "How did it go??" Whatever way they show their support, a significant other who cares wants you to be successful in everything you do.

5. Compliment you

When someone likes you, there are reasons why -- and they can't help but let you know what those are. Whether it's your gorgeous eyelashes, or the way you always offer to help someone in need, they can't help but tell you how great you are.

6. Make time for you

Everyone's busy; but when you really care about seeing someone, you make it happen. If your significant other cares about you, they will make you a priority over other things in life that are demanding their attention.

7. Tell their family about you

If they like you, there's no way they will be able to resist telling their family that you are a part of their life.

8. Forgive you

You are going to make mistakes -- it's part of being human. And someone who truly cares about you is going to choose to love you in spite of it. They will forgive you when you hurt them, without holding onto a grudge.

9. Talk about the future

If your significant other really cares about you, he or she will want to include you in their future. They won't shrink from making plans, because being with you is their plan.

10. Touch you

People who care about each other want to be physically closer to each other. If your partner reaches out to put an arm around you or hold your hand, it's a sign that they care.

11. Ask your opinion

A significant other who cares about you also cares about what you think. He or she wants to make choices you will approve of, and seeks your opinion.

12. Trust you

A good relationship is built on trust. A significant other who cares about you won't unjustly question your actions or intentions.

Melinda Fox has a Bachelor's in English and is a member of the FamilyShare content team.

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