Do we love someone so much that they become our number one priority? That doesn’t mean that nothing else matters in our life anymore.
It doesn’t mean that we only hang out with that one person and we ditch our friends. It doesn’t mean that we can’t focus on our work because we think about our love all the time. It doesn’t mean we sacrifice our morals and give up on our dreams to make room for that special one.
To rearrange your priorities for the person you love means to consider their feelings. It means spending time with them and caring about their happiness just like you care about your own.
If you love someone this much, there won’t be a day that goes by without thinking about them. You can no longer make selfish decisions that will affect them as well.
You might not always accept your colleague’s invitation to grab a few drinks after work and come home late as you know your loved one could worry. Plus, you prefer to go home early and have dinner with your partner.
Loving someone means making important decisions on a daily basis. Decisions you never had to make before you meet that person.
But, placing this person on the top of your priority list doesn’t mean they will be your first priority every day.
There will be days when you’ll go to a birthday dinner with your friend alone, or when you’ll go to a meeting and you won’t be able to text them back. And, this is totally fine.
Your loved one shouldn’t expect you to forget everything and focus only on them every single day. That’s just not ok. But for you, their happiness should come before anyone else’s. That’s why you should generally put your loved one first.
Loving someone means not letting them feel they are the second best. When they want to talk to you about something, you don’t stare at your phone but really listen to them.
You don’t want to hurt their feelings and see them cry, so you’re always willing to help them out and give them a shoulder to cry.
Loving someone means promising that you will take care of that person, even if you have to work harder than usual. You plan the next meeting, show up on time, answer texts, and make surprises.
And, you don’t feel like you are wasting your energy on them. On the contrary, you want to try even harder to make them happy.
To love someone with all your heart means to make them feel appreciated, acknowledged, important, respected, and loved. It means to want to give them the best things in life. It means to make sure they know how much they mean to you. It means compromising in your relationship.
It means respecting them and their wishes and needs. It means listening to them when speaking about their problems and trying to help them find the solution. It means staying loyal to them.
That’s what it means to love someone with all your heart. So, do you love someone that much? And, are you loved the same way?