“I promise to make your heart beat faster and to fill your stomach with butterflies even after thirty years of being together.”

– Lauren Jarvis-Gibson, This is how I promise to take care of your heart

“If anyone at any point is leaving you confused, walk away. That means they are unsure of something in their own lives (…) don’t let this person keep you in a limbo of fucking with your emotions because they’re unsure of their own.”

– Kirsten Corley, If You’re Confused or Wondering How He Feels… Just Stop

“Home isn’t anything other than someone giving you a reason to stay. Home is a place you feel safe and not because it might be a small town with a low crime rate. Home is that person that makes you feel secure. That person who simplistically eases every worry because they’re standing next to you. The person that reminds you, whatever it is you are going through, you aren’t going through it alone. That person that gives you something to want to come back to. Home is simply where you’re wanted and loved and appreciated. The place where you’re good enough even with every flaw. But more than that I think home is a person.”

– Kirsten Corley, I Hope You Fall in Love with Someone who Feels Like Home

Promise me that you’ll stay, when it’s easier to leave. Promise me that you’ll listen to me when all you can hear is silence. Promise me that you’ll love me when I can’t love myself. Promise that you’ll keep me safe for I’ve been living in danger my whole life and promise me that you’ll finally give me the home I’ve been trying to find ever since the world kicked me out.
– Rania Naim
“I know I am not easy to love. I’m a chronic over-thinker. I overreact more than I should. And every once in a while, I might be a little insecure. But if I am in love with you, I can promise you wholeheartedly that you will be loved with so much passion and intensity that you’ll forget what life felt like before I came along. You will always be cared for and you will always have someone in your corner. Maybe I am not the best at being loved, but I like to think I am pretty good at loving.”
– Chelsea Caroll
A good relationship is when two people accept each other’s past, support each other’s present, and love each other enough to encourage each other’s future. So don’t rush love. Find a partner who encourages you to grow, who won’t cling to you, who will let you go out into the world, and trust that you will come back. This is what true love is all about.
– Anonymous
“Now, every morning I feel grateful for what I have. Yes, it’s because of you. You are the one who always makes me feel beautiful, worthy, and supporting me like no one else can do. You accept me for who I am, even I always feel moody, doing many stupid things, and being so chatty. I thank you for all of your love, all of your caring, your supports, your smiles, your laughs, and your everything that always encourage me to through my everyday’s life. I love you every now and then. I will always love you, unconditionally.”
– sincerely ME

10 Things I Learned While Everyone Else Was Getting Married

1. Your ‘type’ changes drastically as time goes by. 
Especially in your mid to late twenties. You start looking for deeper and more solid qualities like responsibility, honesty and integrity instead of someone you can just have fun with. You begin to appreciate a partner you can talk about meaningful things, about your problems, about your family and about your work because as you grow up, the things that matter to you change drastically too.

2. Finding the right career is more important than getting married.
Finding the right career for you is the most rewarding gift you can give yourself. It will give you something to look forward to and will always motivate you to grow and learn new things. It will make you a better person and a happier person and you will not have to depend on love to make you happy.

3. Modern dating sucks but it really teaches you a lot.
Modern dating sucks but with every dating disaster that happens to you, you learn one more thing about yourself and about the person you are looking for. You also learn how to love yourself and you learn that sometimes you have to choose being alone instead of being with someone who is not treating you right or someone who doesn’t want to define the relationship.

4. Invest in a few good friends.
Your friends will be your support system forever. The better friends you have, the easier your life will be. Good friends will get you through almost anything in life. Pick them wisely and you will always find someone to lean on when life gets rough. They will be your main backbone.

5. Don’t settle.
Don’t date someone just because you’ve been single for so long or because all your friends are married. Don’t stay in a relationship that is not good for you because it’s comfortable and don’t hold on to someone who doesn’t love you the way you deserve to be loved.

6. You have to know who you are before getting married.
Getting married when you’re in an unsteady place in your life makes you count on the relationship as the main source of your happiness and makes you follow your partner’s footsteps without stopping to ask yourself if this is what you really want.

7. Kids are not the answer.
Having kids does not mean you secured a spot in marriage paradise, if anything, it’s the ultimate test to determine how strong the marriage is. People who have kids when they’re not ready are really just setting their marriage up for disaster.

8. You will not ‘lose’ your married friends.
I think this is the biggest misconception – that you will not be talking to your friends who got married. Once they get past the honeymoon phase, everything will be back to normal and they will still be a phone call away.

9. You can make things happen alone.
You can get your dream job or buy that house or travel to this country without anyone’s help or approval. When you are growing up without being committed to someone, you truly have the world in your hands and you can just do whatever you want and you can become whoever you want. Being independent is a wonderful thing that will make you rich in so many ways. In this day and age, being single is actually a privilege — depending on the way you look at it.

10. Marriage is also not the answer.
I mentioned earlier that kids are not the answer but marriage is not the answer either. If you didn’t learn to find your happiness alone, you won’t find it in your marriage, if you didn’t learn to love yourself when you’re single, you won’t love yourself when you’re married, if you didn’t find yourself before marriage, you won’t find yourself after marriage.

People are told that marriage is what makes them complete but the truth is nothing can complete someone but themselves, their experiences, their passions, their hearts, their intelligence and their strength.

Source: Thought Catalog