Love & Romance
You’re not going to find a love that’s perfect, but you will find a love that scares you. A love that attempts to bring down the walls you’ve tried so hard to keep up, because for reasons you have no certainty of, this person somehow thinks you’re worth it.
She only wants to know because she is interested.
Being faithful means more than keeping your hands to yourself. It means more than only sleeping with one person, only kissing one person, only being physically involved with one person.
I was never supposed to be the other woman. I was too good for that, I told myself. If I couldn’t be someone’s number one, I didn’t want to be theirs at all. Except somehow, it happened anyway.
You were an almost. The girl who was almost worth dating. The girl who almost made him want to settle down. The girl who was almost good enough.
Since we care about them, we try to help minimize their feelings because we know that they are difficult, but sympathizing can be damaging despite positive intentions. Empathy is the willingness to feel with your partner. To understand their inner world.
Never underestimate the power of intentional time with your partner.
Long-lasting love requires courage. The courage to be vulnerable and to listen non-defensively, even in the heat of conflict. Especially when we are hurt and angry.
We build stronger connections with the people around us when we speak in words that arouse positive emotions.
After an emotional affair, they don’t have to see each other in person. They don’t need to talk on the phone, text, or email to still feel madly in love.