I Want Us To Write Our Own Love Story

The Notebook
The Notebook

I don’t want to follow trends – I want us to make our own love story. I don’t want to be pressured by couples posting their pictures on social media, when all they post is the happy part of their relationship. I don’t want us to be compelled to post selfies as to where we went for lunch the other day. I don’t want to be labeled #relationshipgoals just because we’re all smiles in our photos. I don’t want to make a fairytale story about our relationship, because we both know it isn’t a fairytale at all.

I want us to be different from the rest. Everyone is different, and everyone experiences love differently. Some have it better than others. I don’t believe in love at first sight, but I do believe in love. I want us to be able to love each other without the expectations of others getting in our way. I want our uniqueness to be an asset and not a liability for both of us.

I want us to be private. I don’t want us to be publicized because relationships are a two-way, private street. I wouldn’t want anyone to drive in our way and distract us. I don’t want them to always know where we’re at, because it’s none of their business. I don’t want our facebook friends and instagram followers to know we had a misunderstanding because honestly, most of them don’t care.

I want us to be each other’s best friends. I want to hear about how your days went when we meet for dinner or for lunch after not seeing each other for a while. I want to be there for you whenever you’re sad, lonely, or mad. I want us to listen to each other’s fears, anxieties, and problems. We’ll be the first to know about each other’s achievements and failures. I want us to tell stories to each other relentlessly, without fear of being judged – because we know that we won’t judge each other.

I want us to choose each other on every waking moment we have. I don’t want us to break up just because of a mountain that started from a molehill. I want us to face struggle head-on, not to avoid them at all costs. I want us to always choose to love each other even on days when we hate one another.

I want us to be loyal and faithful to each other. Temptations will always be around, so it will be up to us on what we want to do with it. I want us to be able to control each other’s urges, because we gave promises to each other. I want us to be able to stay committed and true to each other in a world that’s full of lies.

I don’t want to be a conformist. I want us to have our own version, our unique story to tell our future children. I want them to be inspired to have their relationships their way and not just conform to what social media expects from them. I want to be happy to tell them how our relationship started and how it lasted this long. I want the surprised look on their faces when they ask us how we were able to hold on to each other for such a long time. I want them to realize that writing their own love story is and will be always a lot of times better than patterning them after someone else’s.

I want us to write our own love story, and be genuinely happy while recalling these memories on the days when we are already old. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

More From Thought Catalog