“It looks gross. And you will get germs. Only do it on special occasions.”
It is a waste of time to tell any person to not love the person their heart desires – they are going to do it anyway.
“Sometimes I feel like I’m settling.”
You hold hands—without letting go to grab something out of your pocket or handbag.
It’s such a romantic notion, isn’t it? The idea that someone is lost in a downward spiral, and that your love is the only thing that’s strong enough to pull them out of it.
“I know it’s not true,” you say, “but sometimes I think no one really loves anybody.”
Show up for the small moments, the ones we’re conditioned to forget.
When you have finally moved past the worst parts of a breakup, you start to get an idea in your head about what it would be like to accidentally run into that person again.
“I am a dominant man. I expect to be obeyed by my wife without question but I will never hurt or abuse you. You will always have my love and respect.”
“He taught me a lot about life – just random things like about art, wine, cooking – things I probably wouldn’t have learned until later.”