To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on December 24, 2017 in Picture Quotes

Here’s The Kind Of Relationship You Should Wait For.

Wait for a relationship that is filled with goodness but that is completely imperfect – so that you can understand and experience how much better love is when it’s real and human as opposed to perfect and flawless.

Wait for a relationship that makes you want more for yourself, because you’re with someone who believes in you so much that they’re never going to let you settle into a comfort zone when they know you could be going so much further. Wait for the person who encourages you and constantly challenges you, without ever making you feel like you’re not good enough or that you’re unworthy of love.

Wait for a relationship that teaches you how to fight the right way. A relationship that shows you that you don’t have to yell and scream and say hurtful things to protect yourself, but that you also don’t have to bury your feelings and sweep everything under the rug in order to be part of something ‘healthy.’ Wait for the relationship that shows you it’s okay to fight, as long as you do it the right way – meaning you express your feelings and your own pain, but you also willingly listen to the things you might be doing wrong, too.

Wait for a relationship that makes you calm. The kind of relationship where just having them by your side makes you feel more at peace and more steady.

Wait for the relationship that makes you think in a different way than you ever have before, but without ever losing sight of yourself and of who you are. Wait for the person who shows you a whole other world without ever trying to force their way of thinking onto you. Wait for the person who teaches you things and wants you to teach them, too.

Wait for a relationship that makes you care about other stuff less. Not the important stuff – just the stupid stuff that causes you to waste so much energy worrying about nothing. Wait for the relationship that helps you to stop thinking about status and self-importance and image and brand and all those other awful concepts. Wait for the relationship that makes you feel like a thousand pounds have been lifted off your chest as soon as you see how silly most things really are.

Wait for a relationship that scares you. But only in the sense that it makes you aware of just how big and how fragile your heart can get. Wait for the relationship that shows you that vulnerability can still feel really wonderful, even when it feels scary.

Wait for the relationship that makes you feel more like yourself than you ever have before. The relationship that brings out pieces of you that you’ve always wanted to come alive, and the person who makes you feel safe enough to just be you. Wait for the relationship that gives you this beautiful gift, and you will never regret a single second.

Written by Kim Quindlen

(with permission)

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  1. Amy December 24, 2017 Reply

    Awesome! Well said. I love it-

  2. MD Sohail Mia December 25, 2017 Reply

    i need my love soulmate

  3. Joanna Chapman December 25, 2017 Reply

    WONDERFUL article! Thank you SO much!

  4. Lya December 25, 2017 Reply

    This does not exist. At least not in my world. Good article though.

  5. Dorothea December 25, 2017 Reply

    Very motivational and inspiring.

  6. Dixie December 25, 2017 Reply

    I like this. It says it all…thank you.

  7. Michele harper December 25, 2017 Reply

    Perfect words at the perfect moment

  8. Ayla Thacker December 25, 2017 Reply

    Thank you! I absolutely love your article. It is so spot on, and it made me realize, 100%, that I am with the right person, which I knew already, but this made it clear why. Thank you. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year’s!

  9. Debra December 26, 2017 Reply

    I actually had tears streaming down my face when I read this. You put into words exactly what I’m looking for when even I couldn’t articulate it.

  10. DeAnna January 1, 2018 Reply

    Thank you for sharing! I hope I can find just half of that in someone someday!

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