Love can do many things. It can be a wonderful experience and, sometimes, it can be a bittersweet one, but love also teaches us things about ourselves and about other people, and it can make us stronger too. Read on and find out ten ways that love can have an incredibly positive effect on the person that you are and change you for the better.
1. You learn how to put other people first
The first thing that love teaches you is that you can gain an awful lot by benign generous and kind. For some, falling in love is the first time that they find out that, actually, they are not the only important person in the world.
2. You learn how to share
When we are in love we also learn the importance of sharing. We are all taught to share, when we are kids, but being in love serves as a reminder of the importance that giving is far better than receiving.
3. You meet a whole new group of people
You also get to meet a whole new group of people when you fall in love, and that can broaden your understanding of what people are all about. You meet your partner’s friends and family, and they may have come from different backgrounds than you.
4. You learn to fight clean
Love can teach you not to fight dirty too, and it teaches you that, sometimes, it is better to compromise than it is to win. You learn that hurting a person to get your own way is not the best method to win an argument.
5. You can learn a lot about yourself
Your lover may be the only person who can tell you, tactfully and kindly, some home truths about yourself. You could well learn some things that will take you by surprise and be of use to you for the rest of your life.
6. It can make you take a close look at the direction your life is going
Being in love can also make us reassess where we are going in life. Love usually brings out the best of people and makes them want to achieve more. Planning for a future becomes far more important, than it has ever been before.
7. You learn the importance of trust
When you fall in love, you open your heart to a person like you never did before. You learn, not only that you can trust in other people, but also the importance of keeping that trust yourself.
8. You find new interests
Another surprising way that being in love can change your life is that it can make you take a second look at things that you had previously thought you wouldn’t like. Who knows, when you go with your boyfriend to a thrash metal gig, you might even become a fan! (Or, then again, maybe not.)
9. It gives you more confidence
Falling in love will also give you more self-confidence. When you know you’re a loved and in a happy relationship, other things seem less important, and that can make you worry less and push yourself harder to achieve your goals and dreams.
10. You become more aware of other people too
When you find happiness, then you will want to help others find happiness too. Love makes you a more generous and caring person, you will be happy for other people who are happy and you will do your best to help those who aren’t.
Do you know other ways people change for the better when they fall in love?