How to know if he still loves you after a fight: 12 signs

Fighting is part of any relationship, but sometimes it can leave you feeling insecure about whether or not he still loves you.

To help figure out whether or not he still loves you after a fight, here are some signs to look for:

14 signs how to know if he still loves you after a fight

1) He wants to talk about what happened with you

In the aftermath of a fight, it can be tempting to sweep the issue under the rug and pretend it never happened.

Although that might seem like the more comfortable route to take, it definitely isn’t the most productive.

But if he is willing to talk about what happened with you, then he cares about your feelings and wants to make sure that things are resolved between the two of you.

This is one of the surest signs that he still loves you.

2) He still wants to spend time together

If he still wants to spend time with you after a fight, he likely still loves you.

However, if he is trying to avoid you or limit his time with you, don’t jump to any conclusions, either.

You see, some men just need their time alone to cool off and process what happened.

In my own experience, giving my boyfriend a few hours of space can really help in making our next discussion a lot more productive and less heated.

Of course, if it’s been days or even weeks and he is still avoiding you, that’s when I’d start to worry a bit.

If that’s the case for you, try to ask him to talk things out with you.

3) He doesn’t avoid the topic of the fight

One thing to look for is how he reacts to the topic of the fight.

Does he avoid it and act like nothing happened?

Or maybe he gets defensive or tries to change the subject when you bring it up?

This could be a sign that there are underlying feelings that aren’t being addressed.

If he openly talks about the topic of the fight, then it’s a good sign that he still loves you.

It means that, although he knows the conversation may get uncomfortable again, it is worth it for him to work this out and move on.

4) He listens to you when you speak

If he listens to you when you speak, it’s a sign that he still loves you.

It may not be a surprise but if he’s willing to listen and understand where you’re coming from without getting defensive, then it’s a good sign.

Oftentimes, people who are angry will stop listening when someone is talking because they’re too busy thinking about how to defend themselves from the argument.

A person who is listening is more likely to try and process what the other person has said before offering their opinion on the matter.

This is a sign that he still cares about you.

It’s also a huge part in healthy fighting.

You see, it’s a misconception that happy and healthy couples don’t really fight.

They do, trust me.

However, they have learned how to fight in a healthy manner.

If your partner tries the same and is actively listening to you in an attempt to understand your point of view, that’s an excellent sign that he really cares.

5) He apologizes for his role in the fight

One of the first signs that your man still loves you after a fight is when he apologizes for his role in the argument.

If he’s willing to admit his role in the fight, it’s a good sign that he loves you.

It means he is willing to admit his faults and try to fix the problem.

This is an important step in moving on because it shows that your partner is willing to put himself into a vulnerable position.

Saying sorry can be difficult, so he may not do it right away.

But if he does eventually apologize, take note of it, and don’t forget what he said.

This apology could signal that he’s working to fix the relationship.

You see, when you think you are correct, it takes a lot to admit that it always takes two people to fight.

However, that’s the mature and healthy stance to take.

6) He tries to make it up to you by doing something nice

If he does something nice for you after a fight, it’s usually a sign that he still loves you.

For example, if he makes your favorite dinner or treats you to your favorite movie, then it’s very likely that he’s making amends and trying to show that he cares about you.

He may not be the best at expressing his feelings, but he’s trying to do whatever he can to make up for what he did.

Some people apologize with words, others prefer actions.

Even if you are still waiting for a proper apology, try to take his actions into consideration!

7) He doesn’t blame it all on you

If he blames the fight on both of you, it means he is taking responsibility for his part in the argument.

This is a sign that he loves you and cares about the relationship.

If your partner wants to make up and fix the relationship, then he will take responsibility for his actions.

8) He asks you to forgive him

One sign that he still loves you is if he asks you to forgive him.

When someone misses a person, they often want to apologize and make up with them.

If your partner is trying to work on the relationship after a fight, it’s a good sign that he still loves you.

Another way to look at this is if he apologizes right away.

You see, if his first reaction after a fight is to try and make up and apologize, then there’s a good chance he still loves you and wants the relationship to continue.

Think about it: asking for forgiveness can be a really difficult task.

If he asks you to forgive him, it means that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make up and wants the relationship to continue.

9) He wants to communicate openly

One major sign to look for is he wants to talk about the fight.

The more he talks about it, the better your chances are that he still loves you.

He may even come up with solutions as to how to handle it in the future.

If he doesn’t want to talk about it or avoid the topic altogether, this may be a sign that he’s trying to “get over” you and move on without you.

Open communication is key in any relationship, so if he engages in it, that’s a good sign!

10) He doesn’t talk bad about you behind your back

This will probably only be noticeable if you have mutual friends, but another sign he still loves you is when he doesn’t badmouth you behind your back.

When he’s trying to make up with you, he’ll probably be less likely to talk about and badmouth you.

You see, when you love someone, your problems are usually only the business of you two, not the entire friend group.

Sure, he might ask a buddy for advice, but in general, he will not talk badly about you to his friends.

11) He says he loves you

This is probably the most obvious one, but I think it’s important to mention.

When you have a fight and your partner says “I love you” afterward, he cares about you still.

He’s not just saying it to get you to forgive him.

No, he’s actually saying it with sincerity, which is a really good sign that he still loves you.

In my own experience, this is an important step to take.

When I have a fight with my partner, we make it a point to say I love you after, just to make sure that we are both on the same page.

12) Try not to worry too much

All in all, try not to worry too much.

You see, if a simple fight is all it takes for a guy to not love you anymore, then maybe the relationship wasn’t meant to be in the first place.

Think about it: it’s you and him against the problem, not you against him.

This shift in mindset can really help you gain perspective on your fights.

In conclusion, navigating the aftermath of a fight in a relationship can be challenging, yet it’s a crucial part of understanding and deepening your connection. The signs mentioned above are indicators that he still values and loves you, even amidst conflict.

Remember, effective communication, mutual respect, and a willingness to forgive are the pillars that can sustain a relationship through difficult times.

If you find these signs in your partner after a disagreement, it’s a strong indication that your bond is resilient and that love still prevails.

Embrace these moments as opportunities for growth, both individually and as a couple.

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