I’m not saying that at some point love isn’t staying up until 2am phone calls or stealing kisses when you least expect it, or instantly falling for each other’s favorite songs because it is, or at least that’s what the lead up to it feels like, but real love, is so much more. It’s going out at 12am to get something to eat for your wife who can’t get out of bed, it’s listening to them as they explode with vulnerability on your living room couch talking about how they were only so young when they’re parents passed on. it’s remembering how someone likes their coffee in the morning without asking—without ever asking, it’s visiting someone in the hospital knowing the last thing you want to do is see them in that condition, it’s wanting to be with that person despite despite everything, the future, the past, and everything in between, it’s the intimate things that you don’t even realize involve such intimacy, but they do, in secret, like the pinky promises you two made behind your back, to love one another for always, in the time you thought you were in love, when you were actually just on your way to it.
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4:48 am • 20 December 2011 • 44,418 notes
My type of relationship.
I love being in the type of relationship where you’re so comfortable around each other you don’t feel awkward doing anything. You can be weird and lame together, act like the best of friends and the happiest of couples. A relationship where you can call each other names and pick on each other and laugh it off and hug it out right after. A relationship where you can just be yourself and not have to worry what your partner thinks. I love that.
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6:17 pm • 6 November 2011 • 22,988 notes
“Assumptions are the death of a relationship. If you think you know what’s going on inside someone else’s head, think again. We imagine that love gives us the power to read one another’s mind, when all we are really doing is reading our own. It’s a great self-defense mechanism but no substitute for actual communication. The very best way to know what’s really on someone’s mind is also the riskiest: you have to ask them.”
— Tonya Hurley (via venebelle)
1:27 pm • 6 November 2011 • 5,456 notes
“‘I love you’ means that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you even when you’re in a bad mood, or too tired to do the things I want to do. It means loving you when you’re down, not just when you’re fun to be with. ‘I love you’ means that I know your deepest secrets and do not judge you for them, asking in return that you do not judge me for mine. It means that I care enough to fight for what we have and that I love you enough not to let go. It means thinking of you, dreaming of you, wanting and needing you constantly, and hoping you feel the same way for me.”
— Jonathan Safran Foer
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8:40 am • 6 November 2011 • 7,227 notes
“I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.”
— Shana Abé (via loveyourchaos)
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6:51 pm • 5 November 2011 • 13,293 notes
“The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.”
— Oscar Wilde (via etherealfaerie)
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7:12 pm • 28 October 2011 • 875 notes