10 Signs a man is emotionally attached to you
What does it mean when a man is emotionally attached to you? What are the Signs he is getting serious? What triggers emotional attraction in a man?
Here is a list of the top 10 signs he is emotionally invested in you. These signs are gotten after a careful study of emotional connection between adults, so if you are able to pick up this list of signs you should be confident that he has developed a strong emotional attachment to you.
Let’s dive into the signs that a man is emotionally attached to you.
- He makes you become the best version of yourself.
- He shows through his words and action that he respects you.
- He is available for you whenever you need him.
- He expresses his feelings to you.
- He is reliable and consistent.
- He introduces his family and friend to you.
- He isn’t afraid of commitment.
- His relationship with you is important to him.
- He shows that he misses you, through text and calls.
- You are a big part of his decision-making process.
What makes a man emotionally attached?
First of all what is attachment? in a relationship attachment is affection, fondness, or sympathy for someone or something.
After years of research, the theory of attachment theory was developed, it is a psychological evolutionary and ethological theory concerning relationships between humans.
Simple put attachment theory is a theory that explains human biological need to have a bond with another person.
Nobody can escape this because this is in our genes, and that means whether we are young old, small, or big we all have the need to create emotional attachment.
With the help of this theory, it was discovered that humans are configured to choose for themselves who they can be emotionally attached too. That is we are sometimes dependent on specific persons in times of emotional need. So from the day, we are born to the time we die, we have an engraved need to be emotionally attached to others. That is why we are primarily attached to our parents and caregiver first before anyone else because they provide us with love, care, and our needs.
As we grow and become more and more dependent we have the ability to change who we are primarily attached to, this mostly occurs when are fall in love with a person and we desire romantic connection with them.
It is true that you cannot experience this emotional attachment with everyone you like or date, but when you meet that one person who has the same level of love and affection as you, you two will develop the same physiological attachment that will bond you too together, this is the same attachment experienced between babies and parents.
So be patient until you get a partner that will love you the same way you love them, if you have found one, you will having a long-lasting and happy relationship.
Now that you have understood what emotional attachment mean and attachment theory mean, what are the lists of sign that a man is emotionally attached to you?
Signs a man is emotionally attached to you
- He makes you become the best version of yourself
The most important aspect of any relationship isn’t only how it makes you feel, relationship involves how much you are contributing and benefitting from it. Any relationship that you see yourself getting better and better the more you are with your partner that is the best relationship you could ever ask for.
If you two are investing in each other to become better that’s a show since you are in a great relationship.
Because he knows the importance of you having the best life you could imagine, he will take a positive step to help you achieve your passion.
So ask yourself the following question, is he helping me fulfilled my goals? Does he empower you? Does he motivate you? Does he care about your future? is he interested in my health and wellbeing? Giving answers to this simple question will give you a picture of whether or not your partner is making you the best version of yourself.
- He shows through his words and action that he respects you
A man who is emotionally attached to you will respect you, a respectful man recognizes your worth and his worth when respect exists in a relationship it helps you build a bond that is unbreakable. Respect is vital because it helps deal with the feeling of jealousy, fears, and insecurity.
When he respects you, everything you work for together will be successful. Some of the benefits of respect in your relationship include happiness, togetherness, trust, and a strong emotional connection.
Respect should be the foundation for any relationship, when there is respect you will strive to achieve peace if there are any issues.
You can know if he is emotionally attached to you by listening to how he speaks to you, what he tells others about you, and how he reacts when there is a disagreement between you too.
- He is available for you whenever you need him
A man who is emotionally attached to you will make himself available whenever you need him, he desires to see you succeed and he feels if he is there for you he can make your job easier.
If you notice that he encourages you in what you do, he wants to work with you or ask some questions to better under what you do, then you should know he is interested in you.
Even if he doesn’t understand whatever you are doing, a man who is available for you will compliment you because what matters to him is spending time with you not what you are doing.
Finding a man who is emotionally attached is a gift, because not only will he be available, he will go the extra mile to make sure that you are comfortable and happy.
Being available for you also includes the way he makes you feel when he is around you, the way he touches you, looks at you and smile at you when you two are together is a great sign to know a man is emotionally attached to you. Being physically close to you matters to him too.
- He expresses he feelings to you
On this list on the signs a man is emotionally attached to you, the way he expresses his feelings to you is a sign you need to watch out for, if he doesn’t shy away from telling you how he feels, then you know he is emotionally attached, the benefit of this is it makes you comfortable sharing your feelings with him, and because there is this bond, he will always share any relationship problem with you without making you feel bad in any way.
A man who is emotionally attached to you listens to your concerns at all time to see in what ways he can provide solutions to what is bothering you, a man who is true to his feelings doesn’t play games or try to hide what he really feels.
- He is reliable and consistent
Imagine for a second being in a relationship with someone who says something and doesn’t do what he says but instead does something else. This has been the issue in so many relationships today because it becomes difficult for you to trust him, for example, if he tells you he is going to take you out on a date but he misses and gives excuses for not keeping to his promise, then it’s a clear sign to know that he is inconsistent and he is not emotionally attached to you, because he doesn’t care what you feel.
On the other hand, if he keeps to his promises, he is reliable and consistent, this is a sign that shows he makes you a priority and you are important to him and if he can not make it, he gives you advance notice and tell you how he will make up for that. Reliability and consistency is a sign that a man is emotionally attached to you.
- He introduces his family and friend to you
If he is interested in your friends and family and he does things to please your family and friend so as to seek their approval, this is among the signs a man is emotionally attached to you, also if he wants you to meet his family and friends and he makes the effort for them to get to know you and respect you, then you should know that he is into you.
If he hasn’t invited you to meet his family or he doesn’t say anything about it, ask him, and if he happily agrees then you know he is the one for you and he is emotionally attached to you.
- He isn’t afraid of commitment
Most men aren’t ready for a serious relationship, and sometimes the only reason they might need you is so as to pass time or look for the person they want. Do not be a victim of this. A man who is committed is ready to shoulder any responsibility and he doesn’t shy away from it.
A man who is emotionally attached to you will tell you what he expects from you and where the relationships stand, he is also open to you when you ask about the future of your relationship with him, he isn’t also afraid to propose to you as soon as possible, a man who isn’t afraid of commitment is a man that is emotionally attached to you.
- His relationship with you is important to him
On a daily basis he shows that your relationship is a top priority, he does this by making effort to see that nothing causes problems with you two. If there are issues he will want to solve it as soon as possible, he isn’t the sort that looks for simple excuses to cheat or walk away from you.
A man who is in love with you realizes that he is not perfect and you are imperfect too, if he makes a mistake he apologize and make effort not to repeat them, on the other hand, if you make a mistake he does keep punishing you for it.
If your partner is investing in you, then you know he is emotionally attached to you and his relationship with you is important to him.
- He shows that he misses you, through text and calls
A simple “I miss you” or “I love you” message can go a long way to make your day brighten up, a man who is emotionally attached to you will miss you when you are away from him because you too are in love, you two will have to show signs that you miss each other.
When you miss someone you think about them, this does not mean that you allow the thought of them to stop you from doing what you are supposed to do, that will be an unhealthy obsession in someone.
The best way to think about your partner without been obsessed with the thought of them is by allowing the thought of them to be at the back of your mind, while you try to focus on the mission you have at hand, you can text or call them when things remind you of them or there is something you think will benefit them at that moment.
- You are a big part of his decision making process
Another sign a man is emotionally attached to you is that he makes you play a major role in the success of the relationship, as partners he knows your contribution is important, a man who is emotionally attached to you will know you have a big part to play in his decision-making process, so instead of seeing himself as the “I know all” he sees his relationship as a cooperative one with you.
If you man makes you part of his decision-making process it a sign that he doesn’t want to succeed alone but looks after your best interest, so just as a team he knows without you there will be no chance of success. When your partner makes big decisions with you there is a great chance of succeeding together, some big plans may include, buying a car, house, or anything else that may impact your lives as couples.
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