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These 40 Heart-Warming Pictures Will Show You What True Love Is

These 40 Heart-Warming Pictures Will Show You What True Love Is

What do you think true love is?

What do you think true love looks like?

What comes to mind? Is it a Hollywood movie like The Notebook or Titanic? Maybe it’s your favorite couple from TV, such as Ross and Rachel from Friends, or real life celebrities like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Or maybe your vision of the nature of true love is something closer to home, like the images in your mind of the kind of relationship your grandparents shared over many years?

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Without a doubt, the term “true love” can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Also, while a lot of romantic movies, TV shows, and pop songs focus on the thrill of love at first sight and the beginnings of a relationship, content and functional long-term relationships aren’t depicted as frequently.

While grand gestures are often appreciated, the most important part of fostering a romantic, loving, and long-lasting relationship is ensuring that smaller, daily interactions with each other are thoughtful and respectful.

Artist Puung shows how important these kinds of small interactions are in these beautiful and heart-warming illustrations of romantic love. Each picture captures the daily and often mundane rituals of love that everyone can relate to. Through these simple images of everyday life, Puung is able to portray how meaningful the personal moments you share with your partner actually are.

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As Puuung said on Facebook: “Love comes in ways that we can easily overlook in our daily lives. So, I try to find the meaning of love in our daily lives and make it into artwork.”

These amazing illustrations help to remind us that love is always beautiful, and touching moments of generosity and thoughtfulness can often be overlooked due to the humdrum nature of daily life.

If this series of illustrations captures your heart, you can view more of Puung’s work here.

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So, which image below best describes your understanding of true love?

1. Love Is Bringing Each Other Pancakes

Love is bringing each other pancakes

    2. Love Is Looking After Each Other

    Love is caring for each other

      3. Love Is Celebrating Together

      Love is celebrating together

        4. Love Is Having Someone To Listen To Your Problems

        Love is cheering each other up

          5. Love is Watching Your Favorite TV Shows Together

          Love is chilling out with your favorite snacks

            6. Love Is Enjoying Each Other’s Company

            Love is having someone to relax with

              7. Love Is Always Helping Out

              Love is helping out

                8. Love Is Amazing Hugs

                Love is hugging

                  9. Love Is Just Being With Each Other

                  Love is just simply being with each other

                    10. Love Is Making Each Other Laugh

                    Love is laughing with each other

                      11. Love Is Sharing With Each Other

                      Love is sharing

                        12. Love Is Shopping Together

                        Love is shopping together

                          13. Love Is Singing Together

                          Love is singing together

                            14. Love Is Having Someone To Hold When You Sleep

                            Love is someone to hold at night

                              15. Love Is Dancing Together

                              Love is someone to let go with

                                16.Love Is Surprise Hugs

                                Love is unexpected hugs

                                  17. Love Is Visiting Places Together

                                  Love is visiting places together

                                    18. Love Is Looking Out For Your Partner

                                    Love is waking up your partner when they need to get up

                                      19. Love Is In The Small Gifts

                                      Love is watching your partner when they don't realize you are looking

                                        20. Love Is Someone Holding You When You Feel Sad

                                        Love wipe away tears

                                          21. Love Is Cooking For Each Other

                                          Love home cooked dinner

                                            22. Love Is A Comfortable Silence

                                            Love is a comfortable silence

                                              23. Love Is A Kiss On The Forehead

                                              Love is a kiss on the forehead

                                                24. Love Is Appreciating The World With Your Partner

                                                Love is apprieciating the world around you

                                                  25. Love Is Laughing Over Dinner

                                                  Love is doing special things with your partne

                                                    26. Love Is Doing The Difficult Jobs Together

                                                    Love is doing the difficult tasks together

                                                      27. Love Is Getting Into Routines

                                                      Love is doing things together

                                                        28. Love Is Falling Asleep On The Sofa

                                                        Love is falling asleep on the sofa

                                                          29. Love Is Trusting Your Partner And Having Fun Together

                                                          Love is having fun together

                                                            30. Love Is Tucking Each Other In

                                                            Love is looking after each other

                                                              31. Love Is Magical Moments

                                                              Love is magical moments

                                                                32. Love Is Thinking Of Each Other When You’re Alone

                                                                Love is missing each other

                                                                  33. Love Is Waking Up Your Partner To Say Goodbye

                                                                  Love is remembering to say goodbye

                                                                    34. Love Is Precious Memories

                                                                    Love is sharing special memories

                                                                      35. Love Is Napping Together

                                                                      Love is someone to share the world with

                                                                        36. Love Is Someone Holding You When You Cry

                                                                        Love is someone with you when you feel most alone

                                                                          37. Love Is Being Proud Of Your Partner

                                                                          Love is supporting each other's successes

                                                                            38. Love Is Surprise Kisses

                                                                            Love is suprise kisses

                                                                              39. Love Is Going Out Of Your Way To Make Your Partner Happy

                                                                              Love is surprising each other

                                                                                40. Love Is Playing Around Together

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                                                                                Love is playing with each other

                                                                                  What did you think of Puuung’s art? Do you relate to these depictions of the way in which romantic couples make a life together? Comment with your ideas and experiences below!

                                                                                  Featured photo credit: Puuung via i.imgur.com

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                                                                                  5 Powerful Ways for Building Fulfilling Relationships

                                                                                  5 Powerful Ways for Building Fulfilling Relationships

                                                                                  We all have relationships. We have acquaintances, relatives, colleagues, neighbors and friends. However, for a large percentage of us, many of these relationships are not fulfilling.

                                                                                  They are unfulfilling because they lack real strength; and they lack real strength because they lack real depth.

                                                                                  Unfortunately, in today’s society, we tend to have shallow, superficial relationships with others, and it’s extremely hard for this kind of relationships to provide anything more than faint satisfaction.

                                                                                  I’d like to show you, based on my experience as a communication and confidence coach, how you can add a significant amount of depth, and thus strength, to your relationships and make your social life a whole lot more meaningful.

                                                                                  Here’re 5 simple yet powerful ways for meaningful relationships building:

                                                                                  1. Meet More People

                                                                                  This is an apparent paradox, but the quality of the people you meet has considerably to do with the quantity of people you meet.

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                                                                                  If you don’t know a lot of people and you barely meet one or two new people every season of the year, considering the variety of individuals out there, you won’t meet very often people who are a good match with you in terms of personality, interests and values.

                                                                                  And since this natural match plays a huge part in building strong relationships, you’ll just as seldom have the opportunity to develop strong relationships.

                                                                                  Conversely, if you go out a lot, you meet a lot of new people and you constantly expand your social circle, you’re much more likely to meet people you match up well with, and these people have a tremendous potential to become good friends, reliable partners, etc.

                                                                                  This is why it’s important to meet more people.

                                                                                  2. Talk about the Things That Matter To You

                                                                                  A relationship becomes the strongest when two people discover they believe in the same things and have similar interests. It’s these commonalities regarding values and interests that create the strongest emotional connection.

                                                                                  I’ve noticed that many people keep conversations shallow. They talk about trivial stuff such as the weather, what’s on TV, the lives of various movie stars, but they rarely talk about what really matters to them in life. This is a mistake from my perspective, because it’s the perfect method for a relationship to not develop.

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                                                                                  Talk about the things that truly matter to you and give others a chance to know what you care about and what you believe in. If they believe in the same things and they care about the same things, they’ll eagerly let you know. Thus you’ll find meaningful common ground and you’ll feel more connected.

                                                                                  3. Express Vulnerability

                                                                                  Many people try to come off as perfect. They don’t talk about their failures, they hide their shortcomings and they never say anything that could embarrass them.

                                                                                  This is all just a facade though. You may appear perfect to some, but you know you’re not perfect and they know that too. You’re only human and humans have flaws.

                                                                                  However, by hiding your flaws, what you do succeed in is appearing cold and impersonal. You seem like a marble statue rather than a real person. And this makes it very hard for anyone to connect with you emotionally.

                                                                                  Humans connect with other humans, not with ideals. Keep this in mind and don’t be afraid to let your vulnerability and your humanity show. This is what takes a relationship to the next level.

                                                                                  Take a look at this article and find out Why Showing Vulnerability Actually Proves Your Strength.

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                                                                                  4. Have Integrity

                                                                                  Integrity, as I see it, is the alignment between your thoughts, your words and your actions. When you say what you think and you do what you said you’ll do, you have integrity.

                                                                                  This is a crucial trait because if you have integrity, people can trust you. They can trust you to give them an honest feedback, even when it’s hard to shallow, and they can trust you to keep your promises.

                                                                                  This trust is one of the central pillars of a strong relationship, both in your personal and your professional life. So, as challenging as it can be sometimes, always try to have integrity.

                                                                                  Be honest with the people around you, even when this will initially hurt them. It’s more important for them to trust you than to not feel hurt. And always do what you promised. Even better, think twice before you promise anything, and only promise what you really can and you are willing to do.

                                                                                  5. Be There for Others

                                                                                  Another central pillar of strong relationships is support. Connections between people grow sturdy if they can rely on each other for support when it’s needed, whether that support means a few kind words or several massive actions.

                                                                                  Of course, you can’t be there for everybody, all the time. Your time, energy and other resources are limited. But what you can do is identify the genuinely important people in your life and then seek to be there as much as possible, at least for them.

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                                                                                  Your support will help them practically, and it will comfort them emotionally; which makes one hell of a difference in a relationship.

                                                                                  The Bottom Line

                                                                                  With the right mindset and the right behavior, you can strengthen a wide range of relationships in your life and advance them as far as they can be advanced.

                                                                                  And with strong relationships, not only that you feel more fulfilled, but you feel more connected to the entire world. You feel that your life has real value, you have more fun and you live in the moment. An entire world of opportunities opens up in front of you.

                                                                                  Then your task is to simply walk through the open doors.

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