People are not simple. Everyone acts differently in a relationship, and it’s not always easy to figure out why some people act the way they do.
But I’ve found that strong family ties lead to a different kind of relationship behaviour that goes beyond the family group. Something is different about being with a man who has a family.
1. He won’t keep going when things get hard.
A guy close to his family knows more about what it means to be committed. He won’t just give up and leave when things get hard in your relationship.
He knows relationships aren’t always easy because he’s kept a strong one with his family his whole life. He knows how to find a middle ground and can see the big picture.
2. He supports you and the things you like, even if he doesn’t like them.
Being close to family means going to many things you might not want to, like soccer games, family parties, dance recitals, graduations, and weddings.
He has always been expected to care about and back the important things to the people he cares about. That’s something a guy who has a family does.
3.His mother taught him how to treat women with care.
Respect is something you can learn. A man will treat the women in his life differently if he loves, listens to, and respects his mother as the strong and loving woman she is.
His mother continues teaching him good things that he will take with him in future interactions.
4. He also loves spending time with you and your family.
Because of this, two people with families make a good match. If you like spending time with your family and would sometimes rather go out with your parents than with friends, it’s nice to be with someone who knows and enjoys that.
He’ll handle weird family gatherings and parties like a pro, and you’ll love him for it.
5.He gets along well with kids.
I understand that not everyone wants kids. But being comfortable and fun with children is a good trait for more than just the chance of having children in the future.
Children are innocent, but they are also very complicated. To be good with kids, you need to be patient, creative, kind, and still feel like a kid inside. Having a man like that is good.
6. He keeps his word.
Families put a lot of value on people who do what they say they will do. You had better show up at your little sister’s gymnastics meet if you said you would.
You couldn’t back out if you said you’d be home for Christmas. A man with a family doesn’t make promises he can’t keep; when he does, he sticks to them.
7. You can have two families.
Nothing is better than becoming close with another family. Family love is a special kind of love; if you can find it outside your own family, it’s a real blessing. He will want to invite you in and let you be a part of something very important to him.
8. He likes you and your friendship with him.
Loving your family means valuing them and recognising the importance of the relationships you’ve built with them.
Since childhood, the same group of great people have brought him good things. This makes it easier for him to value other people and what they bring to his life.
He has seen how bad his relationships have been for him, so he values all of them.
9. He’s sure of himself.
When your family loves you, they will make you feel unique and amazing for who you are. If your family thinks you’re good, you usually do too. Different people have different levels of confidence, but in general, a man with a close relationship with his family has been taught to have a high sense of self-worth and believe in himself.
Confidence strengthens a friendship and will make a huge difference in the end.
10. He has faith in you.
Abandonment and betrayal are hard to deal with, and they often start in the family. Infidelity in a previous relationship can also make it hard for a guy to trust a woman.
But in my own life, I’ve seen that guys with families who have been there for them their whole lives tend to trust other people more easily. He sees the bigger picture and the depth of your connection, and he trusts that you respect him as much as he respects you.
11. He’s a great time.
When you spend a lot of time with family, you often hear a lot of funny stories and jokes about each other. Guys from strong homes know how to laugh at themselves and make other people laugh, too.
They are happy with anything, from a drunken cookout to a wild night of board games.
12. He knows how to talk to you well.
Families talk, and being able to talk to each other is one of the best things about a good and close family. A man who grew up in that kind of setting knows how to tell you his thoughts and feelings in a clear way.
He has always told people what he thinks. He finds it easy to talk to you under pressure or daily.
13. He knows what it means to be a friend.
Romance and desire aren’t the only things that matter in a relationship. Often, a strong bond is the only thing that holds a relationship together. This is also true for a strong family.
When you’re friends, you listen, laugh, and make the most of your time together. Friends and families make things up as they go along and have fun doing easy things together.
They tell each other jokes, build forts in the living room, and make up silly games to play in the car. A family guy knows how to be your best friend and your boyfriend or girlfriend simultaneously.
14. He loves people deeply.
Love is something you learn from how other people show it to you. A man who loves his family, whose family loves him, and who will love the family he makes one day as much as his own.
He makes time for his friends, is grateful for acts of kindness, and knows how to love deeply. He says he’s sorry and can now laugh at himself. He has gone for a walk with his grandmother on his arm. He has let his small cousins ride on his back.
On Mother’s Day, he gets his mom flowers and keeps the trinkets and ties that his dad gave him. He knows how to say goodbye to everyone at a family gathering and has probably played many hide-and-seek games long after turning.
So, girls, if a man starts talking about how close he is to his family, keep your eyes on the prize.