How do you know when someone really loves you?

When someone truly loves you, you flourish.

They help push you to be the best you can be, but they also already love you as you are, flaws and all.

When communicating, they actually listen and do their best to understand your perspective.

They do not disrespect you purposely; they may tease you or joke around every now and then, but never with bad intentions.

They smile when you smile, and they hurt when you hurt.

They are devoted to you, and you know you can trust them.

They cherish you so much, they do things for you that make you happy or make your life easier without even thinking about it—without complaint or expecting anything in return.

I spent five years with a girl before I realized she had already stopped loving me halfway through the relationship but I was too blinded by my own love for her to see it.

I stayed with her for so long because she treated me well when we did spend time together, but she never prioritized me or fulfilled any of the aforementioned points.

Deep down I guess I already knew something was wrong since I mostly felt lonely despite being together, and I felt I could never actually trust her 100%.

She made me believe I was an ugly and needy overly attached boyfriend.

For the longest time, I saw myself as a fat, green ogre because I was always so short-tempered, demanding and jealous.

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