Being loyal isn't just "not cheating", it's so much more.
Being loyal isn’t just about making sure that your eyes don’t wander off to places that you’re not supposed to be looking at. Being loyal isn’t just about making sure that you keep your private parts to yourself and to your partner alone. Being loyal isn’t just about making sure that you don’t spend the nights at the homes of different people; it isn’t just about making sure that you’re only kissing one pair of lips; it isn’t just about making sure that you’re only physically intimate with a single individual. Being loyal is so much more than that.
Being loyal is you making the decision to actually delete your Tinder profile and other such dating apps that might be on your phone, because you don’t have any use for them as of this moment. Being loyal means deleting the names and contact information of all your old one night stands because you know that you won’t be calling them ever again. Being loyal means that you are generally content and happy with the person that you’re with and the thought of you being with anyone else would never even cross your mind.
Being loyal is you actually making sure that you wear your wedding ring at all times. It is you making sure that your Facebook relationship status is always clear-cut and unambiguous. Being loyal means that you are willingly going to make all the people around you know that you are unavailable because you only have eyes for one person. Being loyal means that you want to erase any doubt on everyone’s minds about your availability.
Being loyal means always practicing full honesty with the person that you’re with. Being loyal means coming clean to your partner about whenever you may occasionally encounter your ex or an old flame. Being loyal means always telling the truth about that person who was flirting with you at the bar. Being loyal means always opening yourself up to communication. Being loyal means being mature enough to always have serious discussions no matter how difficult or uncomfortable they may be. Being loyal means knowing that your partner is a person who is always deserving of the truth whether it’s convenient or not.