https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/re ... -true-love
Is This True Love?
"When a relationship has the potential for long-term devotion, my couples tell me that they felt that their early connection didn’t follow the usual pattern. Each responded differently than they expected and in ways that were immediately intriguing. They had a sense of surprise that felt off-kilter in a special kind of way."
Yep, definitely a sense of surprise! It definitely felt unusual in an intensely rapid and deep way.
Yes, her voice. I definitely emotionally resonated with her voice, just as she did with mine.veryone starts a new relationship with some kind of physical attraction. That’s natural. But intrigue is different. There’s a unique kind of interest in the way that potential partner moves, or the sound of his or her voice.
Time freezes, yep. Definitely, although I can't say I know what that really meansMy couples who found true love tell me that one of the first things they noticed when they met each other was that time and timing just didn’t come into play. They truly remember that time did stand still.
Yes, like a world I never knew before.Couples who have stayed in love for a long time tell me that both of them felt as if something were transforming inside of them, a kind of awakening they had not often felt before, like they made an energy together neither had known in the same way before.
I guess maybe that was my problem, I had no sense of "fear of loss" (Never knew the feeling, dude), but I'm clearly experiencing it ever since! lol. Even then, as undesirable as loss is at times, I'm not afraid of that kind of loss.They expect that fear of loss is supposed to accompany every new venture, but persist nevertheless.
Yes, it was an unbelievable connection and it definitely felt fated.The feelings of certainty in a potentially long-term relationship are different from the very beginning of more typical relationships. Though they include mutual attraction, there is much more. My long-term couples tell me that they felt almost immediately grounded, quiet, and serious, totally convicted that they would end up together. It was as if fate had intervened, telling them that their unbelievable connection was real and they could trust its promise.
Never really hiding anything, yes.In relationships that harbor the potential of true love, people almost immediately feel the desire to confess and share everything about themselves, whether negative or positive. They just don’t want to hold anything back. They feel immediately courageous, wanting to know and be known, no matter what the outcome.