It’s always really nice to hear the words "I love you" from someone you love in return. But even better than words are actions. To me, if you're wondering how to know if your partner loves you, the answer is to look at how they treat you.
For me, the moment I knew for sure that my partner loves me was deeply unsexy. It happened when they took care of me when I was sick — like super sick. I had the worst flu of my life. My temperature was over 104 degrees, and I was looking like a mucus production factory. For weeks, I was stuck in bed — wheezing, coughing, delirious — and I'm pretty confident that I smelled horrendous. I was basically a biological hazard waste zone, but through all of it, they took care of me — keeping me hydrated, disposing of the mountains of used tissues I was producing, and joking with me and cheering me up even while pushing me in a wheelchair when I, eventually, ended up going to the hospital. I was a disaster, but they never made me feel like one. I was terrified, but they made sure I never felt alone. That was it. Seeing how they stuck with me through the worst illness of my life, that was the moment I really knew they loved me. Sometimes, the most romantic moments are literally the least romantic.
But hey, everyone has their own unique love story, and every couple has their own way of showing their love. The women of Reddit, who shared how they knew their SO loved them, had their own unique experiences too, and honestly, these stories are going to make your heart melt.