Love. It’s such a powerful four letter word. Often, falling in love doesn’t just happen. There are different stages you go through before you realise you’re in love. Sometimes it happens ever so suddenly, other times it develops gradually over time; but, once it’s there, it’s powerful and all-consuming. And there’s simply no shaking it! Whether you’ve just started dating someone new, or you’re coming to terms with overwhelming feelings for someone already in your life, read on to find out how you know you’re in love.
You just can’t stop thinking about them.
They’re in your thoughts, no matter what you do and no matter how hard you try to fight it. Every TV show you watch, each conversation that you have and everything you come across reminds you of them. You find yourself talking about them all the time – mainly because they are always on your mind. They start to affect your physical state, as well as your mental state, as you struggle to eat or sleep. Friends might be telling you to get it together, but you just can’t help how you’re acting. You’re totally obsessed with them.
The world feels like it’s a brighter place.
Everything seems that little bit better when you’re in love. The sky is bluer and the birds’ singing sounds prettier – you might even find yourself wanting to join in! You’re generally so much happier living your day to day life in a world you might usually find mundane – and that’s because the world now has them in it.
Your loved ones notice a positive change in you.
Not that you weren’t a happy person before, but your happiness has now definitely gone up several notches. So much so, that the people around you notice a significant difference to your behaviour. Perhaps you’re smiling a lot more, or you’re acting more confident, but there’s certainly something more positive about you. And your loved ones, the people who know you best, won’t shy away from telling you that this is the case.
You want to spend every waking moment with them.
When you’re in love, you just want to be around that special person all the live-long day. You can’t help it. They make you feel so good that you crave that amazing feeling when they’re not there – almost like an addiction. You might even go off the radar a bit when it comes to spending time with family and friends. It’s not that you don’t still adore your loved ones, but you’re just so unbelievably content in the other person’s company. Perhaps you don’t realising you’re doing it but, if you’re madly in love, you will prioritise spending time with your special person over seeing loved ones.
You can’t imagine your life without them.
This is the big one. If you can’t imagine not being with them, then you’re 100% head over heels in love. You can always picture a clear future with the person you’re crazy about and simply can’t imagine being with anyone else romantically. There will be no uncertainty involved whatsoever. You will feel so blessed that they have come into your life; however, on the other hand, you might feel extremely terrified that they could disappear. Falling in love is one of the most exciting experiences you can have in this life, but it is also one of the scariest. If you’re certain you’re in it for the long haul then you must have the strong kind of loving feelings.
You’re reading this article…
…And picturing your special person whilst you’re reading it. Deep down, you already know you’re in love – otherwise why would you be questioning it?
Just remember that finding someone you love, and who loves you back, is an incredibly rare and extraordinary thing. Treasure it and enjoy every moment.