Anonymous asked: What does it mean to you to be in love?
There are so many ways that I could go about answering this.
Being in love with somebody, to me, means that you love them unconditionally. And I don’t just mean that you are okay with the fact that they smell sometimes, or that they are always late, or the fact that they forget to clean the toothpaste out of the sink after they rinse. I mean that — you will love them, no matter what they do, where they go and even whether or not they are with you. Being in love, to me, is not as much about the feelings they give you — although I do think it’s a wonderful and miraculous part of finding someone you are in love with it — but it’s grown to be that it’s about unconditional support, respect and loyalty to them and their place in your heart.
In being in love, as I am, I can not only trust this person in general, but I trust them enough to want to spend my life with them. Which means that I can put faith in the fact that we can work through the bigger things in life as a team. That we can compromise. That we can both put in 110% when it’s needed. That they will be loyal to me and that they will do what they can to never distrust me. And that if they, for whatever reason, cannot give me what I need at any time, they will be commutative of this, so that we can work through it. And vice verse.
Being in love, I look forward to every opportunity I get to share myself or my life with my partner, and I am equally as excited to listen and support them. Every step, every chapter of our relationship is anticipated and something that I look forward to, and it is treated with immense care.
I think it’s a miraculous, beautiful, vulnerable and life-changing thing to be in love. I think that feeling so strongly about someone that you wish that you could come home to them every night is wonderful. The heart’s dedication to a single person — to always love them, to always come back, despite everything — it’s the greatest thing I’ve ever known.