How did you realize you were in love for the first time?

I grew up very independent since childhood and promised myself I would never fall in love as it sounded very scary. And I always successfully avoided falling in love.

At some point, even though I tried my best to avoid falling in love at the beginning stages of dating, I acted distant and just like a very bad partner, my partner was patient and never stopped trying to understand and love me the way I was. I was thinking I didn’t love him and I was annoyed that he stayed with me even though I tried my best to push him away.

At some point, I had a short trip to Kuala Lumpur, I had to renew my visa. In the airplane there was a huge turbulence and some people cried and screamed, I am not the one to panic, I just thought for a moment if something happened to me, my biggest regret would be dying without telling him how much I loved him and without thanking him for being the best partner I could imagine. The realization that I was in love made my eyes teary. When I got back to Shanghai airport with my new visa, there he was waiting for me, I run to him, hugged him and told him I loved him. It was refreshing because that realization lead me to become a better person. Or maybe I was always like that, I just didn’t know it before. It was like finding my real self.

How did you realize you were in love for the first time?
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