Finding the right person or a soul mate is not always an easy journey. Everyone wants true love, you know, the kind that is selfless and full of compassion. Many relationships end over the smallest of offenses that can fester and cause a wedge.

Thankfully, some people go together and socks and shoes, and they won’t give up on you no matter what comes your way. How do you know if you’ve met the right person and if their ability to see beyond your faults and love you for who you’re in the real deal?

Twelve Reasons to Stick with the Right Person (Once You Find Them)

If you’re curious if you have what it takes to have a forever relationship, then here are 12 reasons why the right person will never let you go.

1. They See Forever in Your Eyes

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There are always those men and women you date for a fun night on the town. Then, there are those people you bring home to meet mom and dad. The right person won’t let you go because they see forever when they look into your eyes.

Their heart is racing as if they can see your soul looking back at them. They want the wedding, children, and the house with the proverbial white picket fence. They want a future with you and not just a here and now.

They want the whole package, and they can’t imagine it being with anyone but you. What you have is the stuff movies are made from, and your relationships give hope to others that soul mates exist.

2. There’s Always Sparks

Whether you’ve been dating for a month or a year doesn’t matter. If he or she brushes up against your elbow, you feel sparks. Their kiss, embrace, and just being close to them still makes your heart go pitter-patter.

Relationships that still have embers burning 10, 20, or 30 years later are the right ones. It doesn’t mean that life or the connection is perfect, but it means that there so much fire and love inside that you weather life’s storms together.

Thankfully, no matter what you’ve been through, your fires still burn bright for one another.

3. There’s Little Drama in Your Relationship

A good relationship is about empathy, compassion, and selflessness. When a partnership is full of drama, it’s not fun for anyone. The right person will hang around because you make them feel good about themselves, and they like that they don’t have to deal with unnecessary drama.

That’s not to say that there won’t be problems along the way, but you have an innate ability to tackle them without causing an uproar.

4. They Value What You Have to Say

You can still be physically attracted to one another, but you must also be attracted mentally. It would help if you cared about the other person’s thoughts and feelings outside of the bedroom.

When you find Mr. or Miss Right, they won’t let you go because they know that this kind of love doesn’t come around very often. When you value what they think and feel and show empathy towards them, it’s a sign that you’re a keeper.

5. They Have Confidence in You

Some relationships are great if friends and family are not around. If you should run into people important to your significant other, does he or she act embarrassed or shy, or are they happy to introduce you?

If they can gladly introduce you to their inner circle and seem proud to have you on their arm, then it’s a sign that you have met the person that may be right for you.

6. Your Happiness is a Priority

When you’re in a committed relationship, you should care about the other person supremely. One thing that good relationships consider is the happiness of the other party. Does your partner care whether you’re happy or sad?

When you’re hurting, do they hurt too? When you find your true love, you will know because they care about every little aspect of your life, even your happiness.

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7. You Lift Them Up

It doesn’t matter who you are or how much money you have in the bank; there are days when you feel like you don’t matter. There will be times when you want to pull the covers over your head and stay in bed. The right person will show you what true love means as they lift your spirits when you are down.

They may be selfless and call off work to stay in bed with you and watch TV. You need those down days, and they know just how to fix things. They won’t leave you because you are the greatest support system for them.

8. You’re Allowed to Be Independent

Relationships are about two individuals coming together to form a union. The critical thing to remember is that you don’t have to change who you are to this relationship. They won’t leave if you value their independence and allow them to maintain it.

You allow him or her to keep their friends, continue nights out without you, and still are excited to see them when they come home. There’s no pressure, no verbal abuse, for spending a few hours away.

When it comes to relationships, being allowed to maintain independence is a game-changer for many. It signifies trust, and they won’t ever let you go.

9. Mini Storms Don’t Cause Break Ups

Have you ever seen those couples that fight and breakup about 2-3 times a month? These people are on a merry-go-round of emotions, and it’s hard to keep track of whether they’re together or not.

However, the right person won’t leave you when storms come your way. You handle them like an adult. You sit down and talk to them about how wrong things are, and you never go to bed mad. Even if something can’t be resolved in one evening, you table the conversation kindly to the morning.

No relationship is without issues or a little drama. It’s how you handle this drama that makes your partner never want to leave you. Even during the most significant battles, they feel safe knowing your level head is by their side.

10. You Turn to Him Not on Him on Your Worst Day

If you could give the best relationship advice to someone, this would be the place to start. When your day is horrible, and you want to run and hide, don’t run away from him or her, but you must run to them. Allow them to help you share the burdens you carry.

If the first person you want to call when life hands you a blow is your partner, and feel the same about you, you know that you have something special that could be forever. They won’t leave you because you have found a safe place and not a mental punching bag for your stress.

11. Your Communication is Great

Remember when you first started dating your partner? You could talk to her for hours. It seemed like she heard everything you had to say. Here you are, months or even years later, and you still can talk for hours.

To you, there’s nothing better than curling up beside a fireplace and discussing world events, hot topics, and things in your life. You could grab a cup of coffee and talk the day away. When you can still communicate like everything is new, then you know it’s right.

12. They Can Be Themselves

Have you ever dated people that you had to put on a façade to be around? You had to dress a certain way, order only certain things, and watch how you talked. When you find the right one for you, they are free to be themselves.

They can order the foods they like, no matter how strict your dieting lifestyle. They don’t have to be anything other than themselves for you to love them. Being comfortable with each other on that level is one reason why people will stay forever.

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Final Thoughts on Holding On When You Find the Right Person

They say that all is fair in love and war, but there are many battles that you must fight till you find the right person. Great relationships don’t just happen; they take work. When a man or woman finds that they can talk to you, be themselves, share their day and that you care about their happiness, then they won’t ever want to leave.

It’s essential to maintain your individuality when you are in a relationship, as it’s not all about being a couple. The true test on whether this person is your future is often found by merely looking in their eyes.

Do you think you’ve found the one for you? There is the right one, and then there is the one that’s right for now. It’s important not to get these two confused as they both serve pivotal roles in your life.

However, there’s only one person that can grasp your heart and make you weak at the knees. Have you found the right one? If so, then make sure you never let them go.