Mini Essay

The Litmus Test for Loyalty

Since starting the podcast in the last few months, I’m confronted by many stories on relationships riddled with infidelity.

I’ve met women who don’t trust men. And vice versa. I’ve heard that life is a risk, and there is no way you’ll know if someone will be loyal to you. I refuse to believe this premise.

Loyalty is rare, but it’s not uncertain. There are ways to do your due diligence before you fall too deep.

In “How To Not Die Alone,” Logan Ury suggests a litmus test for loyalty. Find out if he or she has friends from all walks of life, from childhood to adulthood.

If she or he does, you’ve got yourself a keeper. Maintaining healthy friendships means that person values and embodies loyalty.

Another test is seeing how a person reacts in bad times.

It’s easy to be around for the good times. But when the days are tough, that’s when one’s loyalty shines. See, it’s not a hopeless case. Women shouldn’t be scared of men, nor should men be worried about women.

All it takes is some self-reflection and awareness.

What do you think? Do you have any full proof tests to see if someone can be loyal?

About the author

About the author

Bea Trinidad host a podcast about smarter love - Thirsty & Thirty. She is also the official storyteller of a culinary school, CCA Manila. She can help you with writing projects like a love story gift to your special someone or telling your company’s story.

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