You Deserve Someone Who Cherishes You

You deserve someone who loves spending time with you and cherishes every moment that they have with you.

You deserve someone who sends you good morning texts filled with sweetness and wishes for you to have a great day.

You deserve someone who sends you text messages on your lunch break, filled with funny gifs and comments that remind you of inside jokes, breaking up the monotony that work can bring.

You deserve someone who sends you birthday messages full of adoration, speaking of the joy your presence has brought them and how your existence has positively changed their life.

You deserve someone who excitedly recounts past date nights with you to others, and looks forward to planning future ones with equal happiness.

You deserve someone who thinks you’re always beautiful, whether you’re chilling in sweatpants with no make-up on, wearing heels and a sleek black dress, or anything in between.

You deserve someone who doesn’t denigrate your accomplishments to uplift their own and is genuinely happy when you get a raise, go back to school, or have a piece of writing selected for publication.

You deserve someone who loves the way you laugh, stopping your current activity and holding your side when you find something uproariously funny.

You deserve someone who adores your memorization of NSYNC’s entire No Strings Attached album, your penchant for doing the dance moves as you sing along, and is happy to laugh and dance their way through life with you.

You deserve someone who is genuinely happy to be with you, and introduces you to their family and circle of friends, not with a sense of embarrassment, but a sense of pride.

You deserve someone who thinks Saturday nights spent laughing together while binge-watching BoJack Horseman and dancing in the kitchen as the two of you cook together are the best times of their life, because those are occasions spent with you.

You deserve someone who believes that the 100th time you engage in physical intimacy with them is just as exhilarating as the first time.

You deserve someone who lets you put your protective measures to rest because you don’t need them any longer as you’re safe with them.

You deserve someone who lets you open up about traumatic experiences you’ve long grappled with.

You deserve someone who views you as their best friend, greatest lover, and the other half of their heart.

You deserve someone who won’t be threatened by your independence and will be able to let you live your own life outside of them.

You deserve someone who will respect you in all facets of life— professional, sexual, political, and personal.

You deserve someone who loves you beyond measure and illuminates the best parts of love—understanding, kindness, and adoration— to you continuously.

You deserve someone who will love you in the way you ask for and deserve.

You deserve someone who will provide you with a realistic love that will ebb and flow with your life, feelings, and circumstances, and not ask you to unrealistically change who you are.

You deserve someone who will add onto your happiness, instead of asking to be the entire source of it.

You deserve someone who cherishes you.

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I'm a writer and lifelong Nsync fan who's forever team JC. Follow Ashley on Instagram or read more articles from Ashley on Thought Catalog.

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