When it comes to relationships, it’s either you are infatuated or you are in love with someone.
You might be infatuated by looks, money or material things.
Often times, people mix up this two kinds of feelings which affects them in their relationships.
For you to therefore have the kind of relationship that you want and to enjoy it, it’s nice you understand what you feel for your partner.
The signs of infatuation in a relationship are:
You expect something back in return:
If you are infatuated in a relationship, you will want something back in return.
This is one of the signs of infatuation which goes to show you that you do not really love that person and you demand something back in return.
In this relationship, your aim is to take what you deserve from your partner and necessarily not give back in return.
You feel it is your right to collect and see nothing wrong in not reciprocating.
You are moved by what you see:
Most of the time if you are infatuated in a relationship, you will easily be moved by the outward appearance of your partner.
You might be intrigued by how your partner looks or by how he or she smells or by how much money he or she has.
When infatuated, you are more physically motivated but real love doesn’t care about your appearance but on what is on the inside.
You are more concerned about yourself:
If you are infatuated, you will not be so concerned about things that matter to your partner.
All you will want are the things that will benefit you only.
You are more possessive:
If in your relationship you feel the need to be over possessive of your partner because you feel insecure then you are infatuated.
If you are really in love with that person and he or she loves you back, you will feel more confident and secure in that relationship.
You feel angered when you don’t get what you want:
When you are in love, you are ready to make sacrifices so your relationship is intact but if you are infatuated, it’s the opposite.
When things don’t go the way you want them to, you get angry.
You are selfish:
Real love is selfless while infatuation is selfish.
If you are infatuated, you will care less about what the other person wants.
As long as you get what you want; that’s all that matters.
You are in and out of love:
If you are in love, you tend to love your partner no matter what happens.
If you are infatuated, the feelings you have for your partner will be determined by certain situations.
You find yourself having mood swings in the sense that one day, you seem to love your partner so much and the next day, you don’t feel that much love.
You don’t have a strong conviction about him or her:
If you are in love, you are confident deep down about him or her.
But if you are infatuated, you do not have a strong conviction about the relationship.
You try to prove your love:
If you are in love with someone you do not need to do things to prove to him or her what you feel.
If you are infatuated, you tend to want to show the other person how much you feel towards them.
Love ought to be stress less and not stressful while infatuation is stressful.
You don’t trust your partner:
If you are infatuated, you find yourself suspecting every move he or she makes.
You tend not to trust your partner but being in love makes you have confidence in him or her.
By now, I am sure you now know if you are infatuated in your relationship or if you are in love.
Search your heart and be sure of what your true feelings are.