- You have fun together
- You both feel like you can be yourself
- You can have different opinions and interests
- You listen to each other
- You trust each other
- You can both compromise, say sorry and talk arguments out
- You don’t have to spend all your spare time together- you can spend time on your own , or with your own friends and family
“I really love and trust my boyfriend, he’s like one of my best friends and I can tell him anything. He just wants us to have fun together, there’s no pressure and he doesn’t make a big deal of it if I don’t want to do what he wants. I can be myself with him.” – Ana
JEALOUSY – IS THIS LOVE?
“I thought our relationship was fantastic at first. But now things have started happening that I don’t understand. He gets mad at me for wanting to be with my friends…and any time he sees me speaking to any other guy he accuses me of flirting. He says it’s because he loves me.”
Jealousy might seem like a sign of love, but when someone uses anger or jealously to try to control what you do or acts like they ‘own’ you, this isn’t love – its control. You’ve got every right to talk to anyone you want to.