If He Brags About You, He's A Keeper — Here's Why

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When you were little, you were probably taught that the act of bragging was “vain” and “arrogant" — both undesirable characteristics. That's still pretty valid for the most part, though there is one form of bragging that departs from that norm: bragging about one's romantic partner.

This notion might not make much sense at first, but if you read on, you'll learn exactly why a partner who brags about you is worth keeping around.

Someone Who Brags About You Is Proud To Have You In Their Life.
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Someone Who Brags About You Is Proud To Have You In Their Life.

Bragging is rooted in pride, and pride isn't necessarily a bad thing to possess. A partner who brags about you feels proud of you to the point where they want others to know how happy you make them feel; they see things in you, specifically, that make their own life richer and fuller.

Someone Who Brags About You Sees Your Worth.
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Someone Who Brags About You Sees Your Worth.

Bragging goes beyond “I really like you” or "You're cool.” Bragging is detail-oriented. It's a sign that your partner truly sees the core of your being. It's not shallow at all; in fact, it's a truly invaluable sign of love, attention, and affection.

Someone Who Brags About You Wants Everyone To Know You’re Theirs.
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Someone Who Brags About You Wants Everyone To Know You’re Theirs.

Whether you have an official title for the status of your relationship or not, bragging will let others know that you are a priority in your partner's life.

Just think about it: They were seeing other people while dating you (either with or without your knowledge), it wouldn't make sense to brag about you. It would just make things a whole lot more complicated. No — if someone is bragging about you, they wants other people to associate you with them. That’s a good sign that he’s on the up and up.

Someone Who Brags About You Doesn’t Take You For Granted.
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Someone Who Brags About You Doesn’t Take You For Granted.

It’s easy to take people for granted when we never actively think about why we appreciate them. But bragging about someone forces the bragger to be reminded of the good thing they've got in their lives. And who wants to let go of someone who only makes their world better? Exactly.

Someone Who Brags About You Is Worth Bragging About.
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Someone Who Brags About You Is Worth Bragging About.

Bragging tends to be contagious — and two people who make a point to affirm one another on a regular basis are setting the foundation for a healthy and lasting relationship.

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SHELLIE RENEé

Just a woman who digs all things relationships. HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS, that is. I've been writing (professionally) for close to 20 years, including having two books published. I'm also a marriage life coach and doula. Sometimes I speak to large audiences or do radio interviews, but usually I'm sitting in my favorite chair, surfin' the 'net and penning stuff that I wish I had read in my early 20s.

Listen, I don't have all the answers, not by a LOOOOONG shot. But whatever I can do to spare folks any heartbreak, bitterness or straight-up drama, I'll devote some keystrokes to doing. 

That's it...in a nutshell. For the most part. Kinda. ;)

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