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

Published on November 10, 2019 in Blog1, Picture Quotes, Revive
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I never wanted a perfect relationship. I just want someone to try as hard as I do.

 

Time and time again, it’s the same old story. People say that I expect too much, that I can’t reasonably expect to find perfection, that I have to learn to settle for someone who is just ‘good enough’.
But what those people don’t seem to understand is that it’s not about perfection. It never has been. I don’t need perfection. I don’t need someone to be perfect for them to be enough for me. 
All I’m asking for – all I’ve ever asked for – is for someone who will love me as much as I love them. Someone who brings the same commitment, the same enthusiasm, the same energy to the relationship that I bring.
I don’t care about presents, candlelit dinners, or big grand gestures. I don’t need any of that. I’ve never cared about finding someone who will ‘tick’ all of the right boxes, or someone who will make a big show of things, or put me up on a pedestal, or worship me. That doesn’t appeal to me at all.
All I need is someone who I have a deep and genuine connection with. Someone who’s willing to put as much effort in to making things work as I am. Someone who will listen to me like I will listen to them, someone who cares as much about me as I do about them.
I want to be able to trust the person I’m with completely. I want to know that they have my back, and that they always will. I want them to trust me. I want someone whose arms I can fall asleep at night, safe and sound, knowing that they’ll be there in the morning, that they’ll love me just as much, that they’ll laugh at my terrible jokes and at the goofy faces I pull.
I want real love; I want a real, genuine bond. I want to be with someone for whom I’m their first choice, not second best. I want someone who loves me for me, who shows me they care.
I know that perfection isn’t possible. I know that every relationship gets rocky from time to time. That’s why I want someone who is as willing to make things work, as ready to go the distance as I am. I want someone who I can depend on, who knuckles down when things get tough, rather than running away. I want someone with whom I can talk honestly and maturely about the problems we face. I want someone who knows what it takes to make it work.
Because I don’t want a perfect relationship. I just want something real. I want someone who loves me as much as I love them.

Written by Maverick, Staff writer at Lessons Learned In Life Inc. ©


9 Comments

  1. Shin November 11, 2019 Reply

    I want this. You know what’s the most important thing? Be there together. Show up. Dont take each other for granted. Choose “us” not “me” over “you”. Meet each other’s needs. And together in real life, do these things. Be each other’s safe haven, a home of support, comfort and care.

    • Zoe February 12, 2020 Reply

      I waited 40 years to find this. I am just so pleased & feel so lucky to have found it ❤

  2. Sweetness November 20, 2019 Reply

    Dear Maverick,
    I can recite this column you wrote from my heart because I feel the same too!

    • Damian Denisa February 12, 2020 Reply

      I love how this article was written,it’s so pure.
      I want to have the same thing as you do but it’s so hard to find someone who thinks like this.
      I hope you find what you are looking for 😊.

  3. Ronald January 17, 2020 Reply

    This is love in It essence, Commitment to it trueth form and all that a person should ask in a relationship is to expect not to quit in return. Our Lord and Savior, ask us to love and be committed in a personal relationship with Him and don’t quit, cause He will never quit on us. True love is not in a person it’s in Jesus Christ.

  4. Courtney February 12, 2020 Reply

    I couldn’t have said it better….kudos!

  5. Mark February 13, 2020 Reply

    This pretty much sums up why my relationships doesnt work.

  6. Clifford February 20, 2020 Reply

    That really hit home for me. Because im going though it now. I love my girlfriend with all my heart and anymore i can’t even get her to talk to me i find my self hanging on to nothing. So no it’s not to much to ask for. I tell her all she has to do is just want me to be in her life. This is good stuff thank you.

  7. anon April 25, 2020 Reply

    Me too 🙁

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