The Next Time I Fall In Love, It Will Be For Real

Toa Heftiba
Toa Heftiba

The next time I find love, I promise to take it slow.

I will honor each process that one has to go through along with the other in every budding relationship. I will enjoy the getting-to-know-each-other phase and remind myself that one of the keys to a great relationship is knowing your partner in a deep, personal level. Most of us tend to disregard or skip this part in fear that the relationship won’t push through. Don’t, because if it’s meant to be, it will be.

The next time I find love, I will build friendship first.

They say friendship is the best foundation for relationships. I almost didn’t believe this until I heard the greatest love story that has ever been told to me – my parents’, and by God’s grace and hard work, they’re still together, 36 years strong.

I believe it is really important because when all else fails, friendship remains. There will come a time when there will be nothing left but this kind of relationship coated in deep respect. It will always be something that you go back to, a trusted guide that will remind why you fell in love with the person in the first place.

The next time I find love, I will be crazy.

But it will be the right kind of crazy.

It will be a selfless but a cautious kind of love. I will give my all, the very best of me, but I shall know that all relationships have uncertainties. My bad kind of crazy will use these uncertainties to let the person go and hurt him, but my good kind of crazy of which I am going to properly execute, will use these uncertainties to love and love more.

The good kind of crazy will always make room for mistakes, but never a hall for abuse.

The next time I find love, I will be completely aware of the consequences of putting myself once again on the line, that there will be stab wounds, gun shots, bleeding, and broken hearts. And I might die again.

But I have died and died because of love, but I always come back to life.

The next time I find love, I know there will be no more stab wounds, gun shots, bleeding, and broken hearts because the next time I find love, it will no longer hurt for love wasn’t made to hurt. The right kind of love wasn’t.

The right kind of love is the kind that is happy. The right kind of love is the kind that lasts.

The next time I find love, it will no longer hurt because it will be with you.

And love, ours will feel right because it is and it will be beautiful because we found it together.

So meet me halfway, I’ll see you soon. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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