Being faithful is much more than not cheating! It means more than sleeping around, kissing around, being physically involved with one person.
Being faithful means that you delete dating apps on your phone because you no longer need them. Because you no longer need backup plans. Because you are truly happy with the person you are with and would never ever think of cheating them.
Being faithful means putting an end to any flirting which becomes intense. It means telling the person hitting on you that you are in a relationship. It means making it perfectly clear that you aren’t interested in her/him. It means not enjoying the fact that someone else is attracted to you. It means not leading them on.
Being faithful means keeping your relationship status public so that everyone knows that you are already taken, instead of trying to make them think that you are single and occasionally receive confidence boosts.
Being faithful means honesty. It means being honest with your partner all at costs, whether it is about running in your ex or someone at the bar asking you for your number. It means being open, even when the truth makes you a little bit of uncomfortable. It means realizing that your person deserves to know the truth!
Being faithful means knowing what your partner is not okay with, and never crossing the line.
You are allowed to text someone. You are allowed to have friends of every gender. You are allowed to like someone`s picture on Facebook or Instagram.
But, treating your female friend the same as your girlfriend is not okay. Leaving sexual and inappropriate comments under another girl`s picture is not okay. If you start hiding texts from your partner because you know they would get upset, then something is wrong.
Maybe this isn’t cheating, technically speaking, you are still coming close enough. Close enough to hurting your partner. Close enough for your person to worry.
It is crucial to understand and remember that being faithful means more than never letting another person in your bed. It means never letting another person in your HEART!
Being faithful means choosing to love with all your heart. It means deciding that the love for your person is greater than your desire to be with any other person in the world. It means realizing you have found the person you are meant to be with and choosing not to mess it up!