When You Find Your Forever Person, You Will Want To Live Together

A couple who lives together
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I don’t want to kiss you goodbye at midnight, drive home alone, and fall asleep inside of an empty bed. I want to sleep alongside you with my arms draped across your chest. I want you to nudge me awake whenever I have nightmares. I want to wake up in the morning with your breath still in my ears and share breakfast before we both leave for work.

I don’t want to commute to see you. I want to walk into the other room and see you sitting on the couch, reading a book or watching a movie. I want to know that you are only a few feet away from me at any given time, because whenever you’re around, I feel safer. More comfortable. More at home.

I don’t want to text you when I have something exciting to tell you. I want to call your name and watch you walk into the room. I want to tell you my stories in person. I want to have more conversations face-to-face instead of being stuck talking over a screen.

I don’t want to miss out on seeing you on the days when our schedules are busy. I want to see you during the in-between moments. When I wake up in the morning, before I leave for work. When I stop home for five minutes to grab a change of clothes. I want to cross paths with you more often. I want to see your face more often.

I don’t want to have two separate places where we have to pick and choose where to go on weekends. I want to share a bedroom. Share a bathroom. Share a couch. Share a fridge. Share a life. I am willing to give you everything I have if you’re willing to do the same.

I don’t only want to see you when my makeup is on and my clothes are clean. I want to see you when I’m in the best mood and the worst mood. I want you to see me crying my eyes out, looking like a mess. I want you to see every single side of me. I want you to know me better than I know myself.

I don’t want to waste time missing you, wishing that you were there, while you are wishing the same exact thing. I want to live with you, I want to grow alongside you, because for some reason, you are one of the people who I never get sick of being around. You are one of the people I can imagine keeping in my world forever.

I don’t want to swivel in and out of your life. I want to be a permanent part of it. I want to take our relationship to the next level. I want to start our happily ever after now.

I don’t want to live without you anymore. I want to see you when I get home from work. When I wake up in the morning. When I climb out of the shower and climb into bed. I want you there, with me, foreverTC mark

The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved.

You don’t have to solve your whole life tonight. You just have to show up and try. Focus on the most immediate thing in front of you. You’ll figure out the rest along the way.

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