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How do you know if you are actually in love?

Posted December 29, 2016

Love is full of surprises. It likes to sneak up on you when you’re least suspecting and make your heart and mind go all sorts of crazy. Suddenly everything you’ve ever known revolves around a single person and all you want is to know what they’re thinking.

Something strange, yet beautiful is happening in your life. This new flame looks and sounds like the start of something new, but how do you know if it’s real? How do you know your mind isn’t playing tricks on you? Here are 16 ways to know you are actually in love.

1. You love all of their imperfections

Everything imperfect about them is actually perfect. Nothing about them could make you fall out of love with them.

2. You’re addicted to them

Everything you do, everywhere you go, you want to be with them. It’s so difficult to not be around them. You can only breathe again when you’re finally reunited.

3. You re-read their text messages

On the days where you’re feeling lonely, you’ll scroll through old text messages. You’ll laugh at the funny ones, smile at the cute ones and fall in love just a bit more.

4. You really want their family and friends to like you

These are the most important people in their life. More than anything else, you want their family and friends to like you. You want to befriend them and be able to feel normal around them so you can feel like part of your love’s world.

5. You’ve become a better person since knowing them

You may not have thought it possible, but you’ve actually become a better person since knowing them.

6. You miss them a lot when you’re apart

In fact, you have a habit of counting the days until you get to see your love again.

7. You try hard to understand each other

There is so much to learn about each other. You enjoy the deep conversations, the friendly disagreements and learning about everything they love. You do whatever possible to know everything there is to know about each other.

8. You can be yourself

There’s no need to worry when you’re together, because no one is going to judge you. You can be yourself with your love and not care what anybody else thinks.

9. They still give you butterflies

Every time you see them, your heart still feels like it’s on fire and your stomach is full of fluttering butterflies. Loving them still feels fresh and new.

10. They show you they care

Every little thing they do, they do for you. They love showing you just how much they care about you and love you.

11. You’ve started thinking about the future

You’ve got the future on your mind. You can’t help but wonder what you’d wear to walk down the aisle, how your name sounds next to your love’s, how many kids you’ll have, where you’ll settle down and all the places you’ll go together.

12. Every love song you hear is suddenly about them

Suddenly, all the love songs make sense. And they’re all about your darling. The lyrics are all the words you don’t know how to say.

13. They’re the one you can’t get out of your head

Your head is full of thoughts of your love. No matter how hard you try, you can’t get them out of your head...but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

14. They are the last person you think about when you fall asleep

Therefore making sure the only thing you dream about is your love.

15. And the first one on your mind when you wake up

What better thoughts are there to wake up to?

16. Loving them feels like coming home

No matter where you go, home is whenever and wherever you’re together.

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