When your significant other fails to pick up on the fact that you’re desperate to leave a party already so they engage literally everyone on your way towards the door, extending your stay long past the point of tolerable.
Calling your boyfriend or girlfriend for the answer to a puzzle you just can’t solve, like where the extra paper towels are hiding, or what your brother said at dinner the other night that cracked you both up so much.
When forced to spent time apart, you’ll miss your partner like crazy and kind of wonder what happened to the independent person you once were, but also kind of love the fact that absence really does make the heart grow fonder.
When they place their finger to their lips and ask you to be silent for a minute so they can tell you at length just how much—and why—they love you.
“There’s always a critical moment when you can either let yourself fall down the rabbit hole, or pull back. The trick is recognizing that moment and slamming on the breaks as fast as possible…”
They regard your professional goals as no more or less significant than theirs because you are truly an equal in their eyes, with equally important life objectives.
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Indoor skydiving: When you experience the rush of flying through the air with someone you love, you end up with even more than an adrenaline boost. You get an instant memory rooted in a shared “first,” too.
It’s not that you don’t believe in romance. It’s just that you’re too sensible or too experienced to romanticize relationships.
Maybe that’s just how true love operates. As two people conquer test after test, choosing forgiveness in the name of staying together, they grow stronger as a unit.
You fix your relationship by conquering uncertainty with a heavy dose of trust, which is the antidote to doubt. Rebuild it from zero if you must, but without it love is just dust.