In most every relationship, there are some very obvious milestones. No matter how the relationship started, at one point or another, you and your partner will have to define the relationship, decide how serious you are, say "I love you," and maybe even move in together. But it's that third one that's probably the most intimidating. Fortunately, these subtle signs your partner is ready to say "I love you," will prepare you for when it actually happens.
While it may be nice to have the "I love you" happen spontaneously and catch you off guard, if you're concerned at all about how it will all go down, or just wondering how your partner feels, then you can definitely gauge a lot from their day-to-day behavior.
So, if you're feeling like you're ready to say those three big words to your partner, but want to make sure that they feel the same way, then just look closely at how they're acting around you, your family, and your friends. Additionally, the words they say and other little things they do can actually say a lot more about your relationship than you might have originally thought.
So, let's dive right in shall we?
In today's world, ghosting happens pretty frequently (unfortunately). But if you're in a healthy, committed relationship, then that shouldn't be an issue at all. More so, if your partner is ready to say "I love you," they should always be communicating with you in a respectful manner.
So really, you shouldn't be feeling neglected if your partner is ready to say "I love you," and it doesn't matter if they're big talkers or not. At the end of the day, a caring partner in love will always get back to you.
If your partner does a ton of sweet things, but you're still not sure if they're ready for "I love you," don't fret. One way to tell that they're ready to say those three little words? The things that they're saying about you to their family or friends.
"[They] compliment you nonstop in front of [their] relatives," Salkin also told Elite Daily. "And include you in all of the conversation." So whether your partner is super close to their family, their friends, or both, they're always going to make sure that you're part of that world, and they'll let those people know how much you mean to them.
Maybe your partner isn't the type to bring you flowers every day, or they can't afford to whisk you away on magical trips to eastern Europe. That doesn't mean they don't love you, though. Maybe they tell you how cute your freckles are, or play with your hair while musing how soft it is. As specific as they can get, that just means that they're totally falling in love with you.
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