When I first started dating my now boyfriend, I thought I didn’t like him.
Our second date was particularly troublesome.
First, we had planned to go apple picking, but then we found out it was out of season.
So instead we decided to go miniature golfing. While we were playing, I wasn’t that interested in him. I tried to put my head in the game, but it didn’t work.
I know I came off as cold and uninterested, but deep down, I was scared.
There was a just a lot going on, and I was feeling confused about my feelings.
I was so terrified of getting close to someone else again that I placed him in “the friend zone.” I regret it. I should have dealt with my feelings instead of pushing them to the side.
Honestly, if this guy never gave me another chance, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We wouldn’t be going on trips, vacations, hanging out and bonding. Instead, I would probably be single and wishing I had a guy like him in my life.
We’ll be celebrating our 8-month anniversary soon and are still getting to know each other. I’m learning and understanding who he is and how he functions and he’s doing the same for me.
There will always be one or two things about your partner that you don’t like that much. And I know there is no way you can agree on every single thing. I know that.
Literally, there are days when I feel as if I cannot live without him. I want him, need him, yearn for him and desire him. I try to get through my day as best I can. I know this isn’t a good way to spend your day, but it’s how I feel.
We’ve had ups, downs, twist, turns, bumps and hiccups in life, but I’ve always told him I’d support him no matter what. Just because he can’t provide everything I want doesn’t mean I should leave him. So what if he isn’t 100 percent financially stable? Does that change who he is as a person? Does that alter the way he makes me feel or treats me? Not one bit. It will only make our relationship stronger.
On those days where life kicks me in the butt, I stop and appreciate the important things I have in my life, like him. I have good and bad days. I always tell him how much I cherish and appreciate him.
That’s one thing I think some people don’t do, take the time to thank their partner for all the things they do for them. I think you should always stop and say, “Thank you for everything you do for me. Thank you for supporting, loving and being there for me. I appreciate it.”
I always tell him “I don’t know what I would do without you.”
Literally, I have no clue where I’d be without him. I would be absolutely devastated if anything ever happened to him or us. He has no clue how much I love and appreciate him. Sure, I tell him all the time, but he sort of brushes it off.
So I’ll say it again, Brett I swear to you, I love you so much and am very thankful to have you in my life.
So to everyone in a relationship out there, thank your partner today for everything he or she does!