You don’t need a fairytale ending, let alone a fairytale life. What you need is a partner who gets it—who understands that it’s going to be tough and who’s prepared to dive in anyway.
If you want lasting love, don’t you HAVE to be too stubborn not to give up when the most ghastly version of your partner shows up?
I refuse to be with you unless you hurt me sometimes.
If you dare to love passionately, missteps are part of the bargain.
Don’t ignore your inner voices, but don’t become a victim of your own speculative thoughts, either.
He was married at the time, but in our moment nuptials didn’t matter. Nothing did.