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When it comes to being truly loyal to someone in your life there is a lot more that goes into it than most people realize. Sure, being physical with only your partner is crucial for making things work properly depending on the relationship and your boundaries with one another but you also need to make sure you’re both on the same page.

Being truly loyal or faithful to your partner is more than just about who you’re intimate with. It’s about putting forth an effort with each other on a real level. You have to be truly committed to making things work and to taking one another into consideration. You can’t just go through your life pretending you’re able to do whatever you want because when you’re in a relationship there are certain limits that you must respect.

When you are faced with an opportunity you have to evaluate whether or not that opportunity will benefit both you and your partner. You must take their feelings and thoughts into consideration moving forth. Being truly committed is in a lot of ways about compromise and really working to understand each other so that both of you are having your needs met properly.

You can’t just keep doing things your way and expect your partner to be happy. This in many ways is why true faithfulness is hard to find in this world. Instead of working as a unit many people choose to still work and operate on a level that is quite selfish. They refuse to stop and think about how the things they’re doing or even saying might reflect or impact the one person they love the most.

When you’re faithful to your partner properly you’re both sharing everything with one another within reason. You’re not withholding information or saying things just to make the other feel better. You’re open and honest on a level that you’re not with other people.

You are able to share things with this person that you cannot share with anyone else. You have not only a relationship but a friendship that cannot be matched by any other. You both know your boundaries with one another and have a mutual sense of respect.

Sure, you might have your differences and as noted above you may need to sit down and talk things out in regards to compromises that must be made in order for things to flow properly and for the two of you to remain happy but overall you’re able to grow together without hurting one another. In a proper functioning relationship, no one feels like they’re getting left behind. When you’re truly faithful to the person you’re with the idea of spending the rest of your life with them is a wonderful thing and not a place for you to be worried from.

You don’t do things that you know will hurt your partner even if they might seem tiny in your eyes because you are able to feel for your partner on a proper level. You hold one another to a higher standard and are able to have a sense of trust between each other that is not easily broken. While this might sound a bit weird to some, it’s a wonderful thing to experience and well worth it in the end.

In this day and age, we don’t find people willing to put forth this kind of effort often and when we do we should work hard to keep things as they should be. Life is short and if love is what you want, you need to make sure you’re going about it in the right ways with the right person.

What do you think about all of this? Do you agree that faithfulness goes much further than intimacy itself or are you not convinced? I for one think that all of these things are very important for a healthy functioning relationship when coming from both parts and not isolated to one individual instead of the couple as a whole.