Have you ever been in love? If so, you may not be able to remember the exact moment you knew. These Ask Redditors do! And share the exact moment they knew they were smitten, forever.
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1. When You Know You'll Let This Person Ruin You...Forever
When you find someone that makes you think, "Yeah, I could let this person freaking destroy me in every way and still be okay with it."
The moment I knew I was in love with my husband.
Here's some back story. I am in the military. We were only dating at the time and I went home on Radiological Assistance Program after my tech training. I walked into his room one day and a book on his desk caught my eye (I'm an avid reader so this is natural. I picked it up and the title read I Never Told Anyone. It's a book of writings by survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
My heart felt like it exploded and I got really teary-eyed when he walked in and saw me holding it. All he said was, "I just wanted to be able to understand what you went through - the trauma - without reopening that wound."
Loving him was a decision I made then and continue to make each and everyday.
2. You Are In Love When You'll Help Them Go Number 2
I was the "other man" for a while.
A girl I worked with was flirting pretty heavily with me and we went out, things were going pretty well until she told me she had a boyfriend.
I didn't wanna be that guy so I said we couldn't see each other, she goes on to explain how they are gonna breakup and he's not good to her and all this.
Temptation gave in and we kept dating for a while until one day she tells me about how she had a bad night.
Apparently she has this condition where it is really hard for her to poop and it causes her a lot of pain, the boyfriend helped her by pushing on her stomach while she pooped and it made her feel better somehow.
I was like, "whoa that boy loves you, I wouldn't do all of that. I mean like I'd ask from the other side of the door if you needed anything from the pharmacy but I'd never push on your stomach while you pooped."
All of a sudden it got real to me that he loved her and I was a jerk for being the other man.
So... my point is you know you are in love when you will help them poop.
3. 'When I'm Lifting I Think About Her.'
I recently found that I loved my girlfriend, among other reasons, because even when I'm lifting, which is my get away and happy place, I still think about her.
One day I was lifting and had to stop halfway through and refocus because I realized I loved this woman.
Whatever we do, we both do it together and it makes the experience more fun. In past relationships that didn't happen, and I had to hold back.