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If you recognize these 7 behaviors, you’ve finally found your life partner

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As the founder of Love Connection blog and a relationship expert, I’ve seen it all. And I’ve identified 7 behaviors that signal you’ve finally found ‘the one’.

These behaviors aren’t about grand gestures or Hollywood romance. It’s about the little things, those day-to-day interactions that build a strong, lasting love.

So, let’s dive in.
1) They respect your boundaries

Respect is a cornerstone in any relationship, and when it comes to your life partner, it’s non-negotiable.

And this respect isn’t just about big things like respecting your time or your career choices. It extends to the smaller things, too – respecting your personal space, your alone time, and even your choice of pizza toppings!

A person who respects your boundaries understands you as an individual. They get that you’re two separate people with different needs and wants. They don’t try to control or change you but appreciate you for who you are.
2) They listen to you

Let’s talk about the art of listening. It’s a skill that’s often underrated, but it’s one of the greatest signs of a strong and healthy relationship.

I remember, there was a time when I felt like I was talking to a brick wall with the people I dated. It was frustrating, to say the least.

But when I met my now-husband, I realized what it truly meant to be heard and understood. His ability to listen without interrupting or trying to fix things made me feel valued and loved.

As the great Stephen R. Covey once said, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” If your partner listens with the intent to understand, it’s a surefire sign that they are life partner material.

Listening is more than just hearing words. It’s about showing empathy, understanding, and love.
3) They support your personal growth

One of the most beautiful things about being in a relationship is growing together. But equally important is the space for personal growth.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have a partner who encourages my individuality and supports my dreams. For instance, he was my biggest cheerleader when I was writing my book, Breaking The Attachment: How To Overcome Codependency in Your Relationship. His belief in me gave me the confidence to share my insights on how to build healthy and fulfilling relationships.

Your life partner should also be your biggest fan and your most constructive critic. They should push you to become the best version of you, just as you do for them. If you’ve found that person, hold onto them; they’re a rare gem!
4) They’re not afraid to argue with you

Now, this might sound a bit unexpected on this list. After all, aren’t fights and arguments the signs of a troubled relationship?

Well, not necessarily. Arguments, when handled maturely, can actually be a healthy part of a relationship.
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You see, no two people are going to agree on everything. Differences will arise, and that’s perfectly alright. What matters is how you navigate those disagreements.

Your life partner won’t shy away from disagreements. Instead, they’ll be open to discussions and constructive arguments. They’ll value your opinion and will be willing to find a middle ground.

It’s not about who’s right or wrong; it’s about solving the problem together.
5) They see your flaws and love you anyway

Let’s be real. We all have flaws. We all have quirks and traits that might not be the most appealing. But to the person who loves you, these flaws aren’t deal-breakers; they’re just part of what makes you, you.

Your life partner will see your flaws, your messy morning hair, your weird snort when you laugh too hard, or your stubborn streak. And guess what? They’ll love you even more for them.

They won’t expect perfection from you because they understand that it doesn’t exist. Instead, they’ll embrace your imperfections and love the perfectly imperfect person that you are.
6) They are your safe haven

Being with your life partner should feel like coming home. They should be your sanctuary, your safe haven in the storm.

I’ve been through my share of turmoil, and in those times, my partner was my rock. His arms were my refuge, and his words, my solace. It’s in these moments that I realized he was ‘the one’.

If you also feel a sense of peace and safety with your partner even in the midst of chaos, then you’ve found more than just a lover; you’ve found someone who might just be your life partner.
7) They fight for the relationship

Every relationship has its ups and downs. There will be times of tension, disagreements, and even heartaches. But your life partner? They’ll fight through these storms with you.

They won’t walk away at the first sign of trouble. Instead, they’ll roll up their sleeves, stand by your side, and work through the issues together.

They will understand that love isn’t just about the good times. It’s about sticking together even when the going gets tough.
Final thoughts

Finding your life partner is a journey, not a destination. Recognizing these behaviors and appreciating the person who displays them consistently is key.

Remember, no relationship is perfect. It’s about finding that one person who’s perfectly imperfect for you.

If you’ve recognized these behaviors in your partner, then congratulations! You might just have found your life partner. Cherish them, appreciate them, and continue growing together.

And remember, if you need further guidance on building a healthy and fulfilling relationship, my book Breaking The Attachment: How To Overcome Codependency in Your Relationship is always there to help.

Here’s to a lifetime of love and happiness!

About the author


JOLOWO BUNALAYEFA PIUS is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for BUNADY NEWSLITE GLOBAL ENTERPRISE ( He started his Blogging/Journalism career at God's Own Wireless Company 2012. He's a graduate of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko Ondo State, with a major in History And International Studies. You can contact him for press events, advertisement promotions on Email:

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