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

Published on July 16, 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. Florisa Benitez July 16, 2017 Reply

    Modern women don’t need men who will ruined them. Some men had hanged ups in their lives that they couldn’t accept to be with successful women. All they want is to damaged these women. I feel sorry for this men who only thinks of destroying other people, they must be very unhappy & trying to include other women to their misfortunes.It’s hard to detect for this kind of men, they are deceiving. The main thing is, women could learn a lesson how to adapt with this kind of people. I think men of this kind needed love & prayers, because their souls are bothered, full of hate, resentment, negativity and failures.

  2. ARLENE G. BANUELOS July 16, 2017 Reply

    Nice…indeed wait for a relationship worth fighting for…a kind of friendship worth dying for….

  3. Marcie July 16, 2017 Reply

    It sounds like I’LL BE WAITING FOR JESU8

    • Vivian July 16, 2017 Reply

      Me too!!

  4. Steffi1970 July 16, 2017 Reply

    What a wonderful view of partnership, which is definitely worth to wait for! Adding the great idea of the life in partnership, instead of worrying about current unimportent things.

  5. Bee July 16, 2017 Reply

    Lovely,but take it slow to make sure it’s the real deal. Narcisssts put on a front first when you meet, but once you’ve given your heart, they anniliate you. Agree would love this type of relationship…..but take it slow…..

  6. Vivian July 17, 2017 Reply

    I will be patient,I will wait.

  7. Sirelle July 17, 2017 Reply

    Thought I had this relationship for 3 + decades, the very first time I totally disagreed with him, he became someone I don’t recognize. A narcissist or just clueless? Not sure why – we always made decisions together until that one time I didn’t agree.

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