11 Things You Feel When Your Partner Fully Supports You

Things like work, family, and friends can all be hard to fit in once you find your forever person and want to spend every minute with them. However, when the honeymoon period is over, things click into place with your partner being a permanent part of your life. That’s when you restore the previous parts of your life you may have pushed aside for a little while. When you find a partner that supports the time you spend on yourself, family and friends, and career, there are things you feel that you may have never experienced before.

  1. Shock Many people find themselves in relationships that take away from their other priorities—for the entire time. These relationships always end eventually, but during, you could feel suffocated and lost. When you find yourself with a partner that finally supports your happiness in whatever way you choose to find it, a shock is inevitable.
  2. Relief It’s a huge weight off your shoulders when you’re with someone who actually wants you to spend time on things that make you happy, even if it doesn’t include them. You won’t have to worry about them getting jealous of the time you spend with your friends or feeling pushed aside if you want to put some late-night hours into work every once in a while.
  3. Free There is no “ball and chain” feeling when you’re with a partner who supports who you are and what you love. You feel freer than you did when you were single because not only are you still your awesome self, you now have a number one fan cheering you on from the sidelines of your life.
  4. Heard When your partner doesn’t support your goals, you can end up feeling ignored and neglected. In a relationship with emotional support, though, you feel as though your partner listens intently and actually hears you and everything you say.
  5. Valued Nothing is worse than being with a partner who doesn’t take you seriously. Whether it be your career or your hobbies and interests, when the person you love takes you seriously it can be the best feeling ever. It ends up adding a feeling of validity to everything you’ve worked so hard for.
  6. Appreciated Chances are if you’re in a relationship with someone, you’re doing some support of your own. When that act of being there for them is reciprocated, it leads to a level of mutual appreciation that leads to deepened intimacy and a heightened feeling of love.
  7. Respected Disrespect in a relationship is non-negotiable There is no reason to put up with it, no matter how much you love someone. When someone takes you into consideration, is there for you when you’re sad—and happy–it shows you a level of respect that many relationships are missing.
  8. Calm All your relationship anxieties tend to melt away when you’re with someone who truly supports you for who you are and all that you do. It gives you the sense that no matter what things will be okay because you’ll always have them to lean on if anything goes sour. The stress-relief that goes hand-in-hand with a supportive relationship is unmatchable.
  9. Loved One of the biggest things that you get out of finding a fully supportive partner is real love. If they’re there for you in your darkest moments it shows just how much they care for you. This assurance gives you a real sense of the four-letter word we’re all looking for.
  10. Ready for anything Being fully supported in your goals is one of those little things that can lead to you having a better chance of achieving them. When a partner is there for you and sees just how amazing you are, it makes you feel like you’re ready to smash any roadblocks that get in your way.
  11. Authentic You work hard to be the best version of yourself. When someone comes along and likes you—and then eventually supports you in who you are—it makes you feel more like yourself than you’ve ever been. You don’t need another person to assure you that the person you’ve grown into is great, but it’s a good feeling nonetheless.
Angelica Bottaro has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trent University and an Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. She began her career as a freelance writer in 2014, racking up bylines in The Good Men Project, MakeWell, LymeTime, YouQueen, and more. She eventually shifted her focus and began writing about mental health, nutrition, and chronic disease for VeryWell Health.

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