“Oh, thank God I can finally stop going on dates!”
This might seem like a radical statement coming from two people who love one another deeply, but Nathan and I agree that we are not each other’s soulmates.
Staying together is a choice, and it has nothing to do with romance or destiny. Romance is what we see in the movies.
I will have the strength to press delete without responding, because I know I deserve more than to be “almost” loved.
When you’re apart, your partner is still with you in some way, a sort of lovable yet intangible phantom limb.
She might be the best girlfriend ever.
True Love, he mused, or at least the first experience of True Love, must be unexpected – it must take you by surprise. If this is indeed true, then in today’s dating environment, where no one ever relinquishes control, it must therefore be an impossibility.
I won’t claim to love you through everything and never second guess where we’re going. And I won’t ask perfection from you. I don’t want your promises either. I just want your “I tried” and “I’m doing my best.” We can figure out the rest.
I can see old feelings resurfacing and old friendships rekindling. I may be deceived by what I want to believe, but as of now, that’s the only thing I can hold onto.
My loneliness has nothing to do with being alone. I’m realizing. My loneliness is from losing him. As a friend. As a lover. As a person in my life.