The word “love” is more often than not, associated with diamond rings, dreamy kisses, and Cupid’s notorious bow shooting around a myriad of fiery arrows. We see it on TV, we read about it in books—when two worlds collide and romantic feelings spring forth—and dub such as what “love” looks like.
A life partner gently nudges you; they don’t push. No matter how beneficial something is to someone, you can’t force-feed it down their throats.
As much as I have wanted to be in an open relationship for many years, now that I’m in one, I find I’m not really sure what to do.
Relationship challenges/successes are often broadcasted, and glamorized.
Physical touch is important, even if it’s non-sexual. The closer you literally are to your spouse, the closer you’ll feel.
I seriously need to calm down and stop getting my hopes up, lets search for some flaws on this beautiful greek god stature of a man.
Have you ever taken a good look around yourself and realized that a good portion of your friend group was either married, engaged, or basically on the verge?
Start saying: “If there’s love enough in this world that all of these couples are making their relationships work, there’s got to be something out there for me, too.”
Maybe their interests become your own or maybe they don’t, but your love for them should give you the courage to want to be better and to be curious enough to always try.
You can’t just point out some random person and look to them to make you happy. You need a spark. You need that silly grin plastered across your face whenever you think of their name or how you met. You need that rush comes whenever your phone pings and it’s them. You need to date someone who isn’t an afterthought.