Relationships are different for everyone; some partners can express their love and appreciation for you differently. But how do you know if your partner would go the extra mile for you? Someone who is committed to doing this for you will be genuine and will find happiness in making you happy in your relationship. Here are six behaviors to observe in your partner, to see if they will go the extra mile for you.
Speaks Kind to You Even During Arguments
If even during a heated disagreement your partner is willing to stay calm and respect you, they are someone who will do anything to keep you. They will rather explain themselves, walk away, and wait for frustrations to calm down before trying to resolve the issue. This is also a sign of a healthy relationship. According to Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D., those that respond defensively may be adapting the relationship to an aggressive treatment that makes the relationship dysfunctional. Resentment and fights continue until the relationship ends. The is why it is best to have a partner who can articulate themselves calmly even during arguments.
They Worry About Your Wellbeing
Your partner will not only care about you physically but also emotionally. They are willing to take the job of making sure you are being taken care of by yourself or by them. Your partner will want you healthy enough to have a strong and happy relationship, which requires empathy. According to Andrea Bonior, Ph.D., both of you will take the other person’s perspective into consideration, and that empathy is crucial for long-term love.
They Are Happy When They See You
Once they see you, their eyes light up and are happy to be around you. A partner who feels this way towards you will do anything to make you both equally happy. “Whether or not your partner realizes it, the way they react to seeing you walk into a room says a ton about the way they really feel about being around you,” says Susan Trombetti, matchmaker and CEO of Exclusive Matchmaking. “It can be something as big as a hug or as simple as a smile.” They will do simple things like that to show their affection towards you.
Speaks About Their Feelings for You
Communication in a relationship is always important, and your person who would go the extra mile for you will also give you reassurance in the relationship. It can simply be through a text or phone call, or if they want to be even more romantic, a love letter. This small act of kindness tells you a lot about how they feel about you. According to Bonior, strong and healthy communication is the lifeblood that nourishes good relationships. Communicating honestly and respectfully is something that doesn’t come naturally to some, but if you both are willing to work on it, your relationship will be long-lasting.
Are Proud to Be with You
You don’t feel like worrying if they are happy to be with you, a partner who will be there with you through anything will be sure to make you feel appreciated. They are vocal about their love and the place you have in their heart. They are proud to introduce you as their partner but be sure to reciprocate these feelings to them as well. According to Bonior, gratitude within relationships makes us feel happier and more secure with our partners. The more that there is gratitude, the more the relationship’s well-being improves.
Will Apologize When They Make A Mistake
A partner who will go the extra mile for you will know when it is appropriate to say sorry for things that they’ve done. They tend to be the first person to apologize because they will do anything to make the tension between you two go away. According to Elizabeth Scott, MS, apologies help repair relationships by getting people talking again and makes them feel comfortable with each other again.