When you make a compromise with your significant other, you want to be faithful to him or her in every way possible. But loyalty goes beyond fidelity. Loyalty includes being honest about your thoughts and feelings and being committed to your partner.
The following actions demonstrate what it means to be loyal in a relationship.
It means being true to yourself
You can’t be loyal unless you’re honest with yourself first. When you’re disloyal with your partner, you’re just fooling yourself, and it doesn’t matter how good you are at denying it. You have to be transparent, honest, and loyal to yourself, in order to be truly loyal to your partner.
Loyalty includes emotional fidelity
Loyalty is not only about cheating on your partner. If you form an emotional bond with someone else, without being intimate, that counts as being unfaithful. Emotional intimacy is just as bad as physical intimacy. Therefore, if you are flirting with strangers online, going out with people, or you are falling for someone else, you are being unfaithful to your partner.
It means not doing something that you would have to hide from your partner
Anything that makes you feel the need to hide it from your partner, or keep it private, is probably bad in some way. Loyalty means never having to hide anything, or lying to your partner.
It means sharing your thoughts and feelings
Loyalty is about being honest with your partner. You can’t be loyal without sharing everything you feel and think with your partner.
It means never deceiving your partner, even with white lies
If you think the little white lies you say are not a form of disloyalty, think again. Whether it’s how much you spent on an Xbox, how she looks in a dress or be honest about your feelings … loyalty comes in many forms.
If means to be by your partner’s side in the good and bad moments
You committed yourself to being with your partner, and this should include in sickness and health, in the good times and in the bad. Honor your vows and promised, it’s an important part of being loyal to your significant other.
Always remember to be the solid rock that your partner can always count on.