This Is The Kind Of Girlfriend I Promise To Be

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I can’t promise you I’ll be the perfect girlfriend, and I can’t promise you I’ll be everything you want me to be, but I can promise you that I will be myself.

I can’t promise you that I’ll be the kind of girlfriend who won’t get upset, that you won’t occasionally drive me crazy, or that I won’t cry for stupid reasons, but I can promise to tell you what’s on my mind rather than hold it in. I promise to let you know when something upsets me, to communicate, to talk about it until we reach a resolution, until each of us can be happy with the outcome.

I can’t promise you that I’ll be the kind of girlfriend who caters to your every need, that I will clean up after you, cook delicious food for you, make all of your problems disappear, but I can promise you that I will be there when you need me the most. I promise to be there when you feel like no one else is.

I can’t promise you that I’ll be the kind of girlfriend who showers you with affection constantly, that sometimes I just ‘won’t be in the mood,’ that every time you want my body I’ll give it to you, but I can promise you that I will make you feel loved. I promise to make you feel wanted, to reach for your hand not only when I feel like you need it, but in moments when I simply want you to know that I care. I promise to give you the love that you deserve.

I can’t promise you that I’ll be the kind of girlfriend who remembers everything you tell me to, that I won’t forget to lock your apartment door, or to water the one plant you have, but I can promise you that I’ll remember the important things. I promise to remember the things that matter to you, the things you tell me when you’re being vulnerable. I promise to remember your hopes and aspirations, your fears and your worries, the things that make you happy, and the things that make you sad.

I can’t promise you that we’ll last forever, that I can see into your future, and I see myself in it, but I can promise you that I will do everything and anything to make sure our happiness never disappears, whether it is with each other or without. I promise that the kind of girlfriend I am right now is due to the love I have for you in this moment, and that whether or not this love lasts, I’ll remember it.

I promise I will take it with me, will continue to learn from it, from this love that I’m promising to give whether it’s for forever or just for now. I will remember the girlfriend I promised to be, and I will remember you, the one who made me want to make these promises and keep them. TC mark

Nicole Tarkoff

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This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

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