When instead of saying
“I’m with you because I want to be”
“I wouldn’t be with you if I didn’t want to be” -
Because he’s not convincing you,
He’s convincing himself.
I drowned the world in bees, fire and LSD.
Me after eating an entire pizza.
250 posts… seems small.
Marriage isn’t about trust, it’s about distrust - I don’t trust that you won’t leave me, I don’t trust that you want to spend the rest of your life with me, I don’t trust that when things get tough you won’t leave me and our children - so sign this piece of paper to make it harder for you to leave if you decide you are unhappy. That way we can plan our life together with the comfort that this contract will discourage us to separate even though we may end up hating each other.
“Would you tolerate your partner’s negative behaviors in your best friend?”
"Love is a wonderful experience. It’s one of the greatest experiences life has to offer. And it is something everyone should aspire to feel and enjoy.
But like any other experience, it can be healthy or unhealthy. Like any other experience, it cannot be allowed to define us, our identities or our life purpose. We cannot let it consume us. We cannot sacrifice our identities and self-worth to it. Because the moment we do that, we lose love and we lose ourselves.
Because you need more in life than love. Love is great. Love is necessary. Love is beautiful. But love is not enough.”