The One

“You know you’re going to grow old with the person you are dating when you are your absolute weirdest around them. They love all of your dumb jokes and even your most awkward, spontaneous dance routines, and they never judge you for who you are.

Sometimes, you’re so cheesy with each other that you both have to stop and laugh at how ridiculously in love you are, and how lame any outsiders would probably think you’re being.

See, when you’re with the person you know you’re going to be with until the end, you know in your heart that it doesn’t matter what city, town, or neighborhood you settle down in, as long as you get to live together- forever.

You like having secrets as a couple- sharing certain things only with each other, and keeping certain aspects of your lives together from everyone else.

You squeeze each other’s hands in that special, knowing way throughout any wedding you attend as a couple.

You can only hope your siblings, friends and cousins find the kind of love you’ve discovered.

When you find this person, you don’t fear the future.

You’ve heard how tough monogamy is, and you know about the “honeymoon phase,” the “seven year itch,” and the need so many couples eventually feel to “rekindle the romance.”And no, you don’t think you’re immune to relationship realities, but they definitely don’t scare you.

At the end of the day, you fully understand why the most popular metaphor for passion is a flame, and you’re ready and willing to do whatever it takes to keep the light burning as long as you live. It might not be easy, but it’ll definitely be worth it, because you found someone who you know will be by your side for years to come. You found someone who you want to do life with.”

-@melanieberliet via @thoughtcatalog (source: @poemsporn_ // instagram)

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