Instead of spending empty hours on your phone, scrolling through your timeline, you have time to hit the gym or finish a book or even find a new hobby. Every day is a chance to start over and the choices you make reflect who you are.
If you can’t be proud of the person you’re dating as they are right as this moment, then why are you dating them for the hopes of changing them into someone better?
Let me tell you something- everyone deserves to have a relationship filled with substance and meaning and not just a surface-level relationship.
I want to love you with this brand new hope that you’re what’s good for my soul and you’re what I deserve.
This is what love is supposed to feel like.
Love enough isn’t enough to make a person want to stay with you.
The right person won’t ever leave you, no matter how dark everything gets. The right person will make you see that staying is the only option there is, and nothing else.
When we meet someone and we feel that chemistry, we have it in our heads that it could be love. When we make this stupid mistake of having a one night stand with someone, we have it in our heads that just because they had our bodies for a night, we get their hearts in return.
The basis of a healthy relationship is learning that love means letting someone be their own person outside the relationship.
Let me just lay it out here in the open: texting does not immediately equal effort.