Love and friendship. They are what make us who we are, and what can change us, if we let them.— Emily Giffin
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A son is a son 'til he gets a wife, but a daughter is a daughter all her life.
...love is the sum of our choices, the strength of our commitments, the ties that bind us together.
Maybe the thing to do after you roll the dice-and lose-is simply pick them up and roll them again.
When you’re in love, sometimes you have to swallow your pride, and sometimes you have to keep your pride. It’s a balance. But when the relationship is right, you find the balance.
No matter what the circumstances. I am more like most men in this regard. No second chances. It's not so much about morality, but about my inability to forgive. I'm a champion grudge holder, and I don't think I could change this about myself even if I wanted to.
I think of how each person in a marriage owes it to the other to find individual happiness, even in a shared life. That this is the only way to grow together, instead of apart.
Although I'm sure there are plenty of tall, gorgeous, life-of-the-party guys who are also true to their wives, I happen to believe that a disproportionate number of them are cheaters.
This is why you should never, ever get your hopes up.
This is why you should see the glass as half empty. So when the whole thing spills, you aren’t as devastated.
(mother)" She used to tell me to get my nose out of my book and go get some fresh air.
Hush little baby, Dont you cry, Dont cut your arms, Dont say goodbye.
Put down that razor, Put down that light, It maybe hard but, You'll win this fight.
It always takes two. For relationships to work, for them to break apart, for them to be fixed.
This time, I whispered that I loved him too.
Then, I silently listed all the reason: I loved him for his gentleness. I loved him for being an amazing catch yet still vulnerable enough to be insecure. But most of all, I loved him for loving me.
Happiness is the best revenge, you know? Just be happy. It's a choice.
True love is supposed to make you into a better person-uplift you.
Change can be good but its always tough to let go of the past
He was uncomplicated and upbeat and easy.
At one point, I might have thought these traits made him a simpleton, but now I think they just translate to happiness.
He who fails to plan, plans to fail.
Life's not black-and-white. Sometimes the ends justifies the means.
His loyalty, so fierce and unwavering, makes my eyes water and heart ache.
But I am learning that perfection isn't what matters.
In fact, it's the very thing that can destroy you if you let it.
You can't quantify love, and if you try, you can end up focusing on misleading factors. Stuff that really has more to do with personality-the fact that some people are simply more expressive or emotional or needy in a relationship. But beyond such smokescreens, the answer is there. Love is seldom-almost never-an even proposition.
For true downtime, I enjoy going for light runs, having drinks with friends and going to the movies with my husband.
Sweetened ice tea is one of the things I love about the South, right up there with homemade biscuits and cheese grits.
The worst is when someone in your past trumps the person in your present, and you think to yourself: if I'd known this, then maybe I wouldn't have let him go.
There are no absolutes in relationships.
You can't take anything for granted. You can count on absolutely nothing but the unexpected. You only get in trouble when you start thinking that you're some kind of exception to the rule.
You can run but you can't hide
Life is about the gray areas. Things are seldom black and white, even when we wish they were and think they should be, and I like exploring this nuanced terrain.
But now we have time. Endless time stretches before us.
When you are in a relationship, you are aware that it might end.
You might grow apart, find someone else, simply fall out of love. But a friendship isn't a zero-sum game, and as such, you assume that it will last forever, especially an old friendship. You take its permanence for grandted, whuch might be the very thing so dear about it.
Things are what they are and there's no point dwelling in the past or wondering what could have been.
It's like when someone dies, the initial stages of grief seem to be the worst.
But in some ways, it's sadder as time goes by and you consider how much they've missed in your life. In the world.
I miss him in so many ways, but right now I miss him in the way you always miss someone when you're single among a room full of couples.
People generally didn't cheat in good relationships.
And like a favorite old movie, sometimes the sameness in a friend is what you like the most about her.
I love him wholly and unconditionally and without reservation.
I love him enough to sacrifice a friendship. I love him enough to accept my own happiness and use it, in turn, to make him happy back.
Often I feel that projects overwhelm us when we look at how many hours are involved until completion. But just getting started is usually not that difficult.
When I meet someone I like being with more than I like being alone, I'll marry her.
i wish i could freeze this moment, somehow delay my final decision, and just hang here in the balance between two places, two worlds, two loves.
Anything worthwhile is tough.
How different this moment feels, for so many reasons.
I tell myself that no two loves are identical - but that I don't have to compare anymore.
Which always raises the interesting question of whether redheads pursue other redheads in a narcissistic way, or simply, because they have no other choice, as nonredheads aren't interested.
You’ll never regret being a good friend.
I have always been drawn to coming-of-age stories and books and movies featuring compelling young characters.
No, scratch the word "career." Careers are for people who wish to advance. I only want to survive, draw a paycheck.
What appeals to you the most is the very thing that will drive you crazy
I nod, thinking of how difficult marriage can be, how much effort is required to sustain a feeling between two people - a feeling that you can't imagine will ever fade in the beginning when everything comes so easily. I think of how each person in a marriage owes it to the other to find individual happiness, even in a shared life. That is the only real way to grow together, instead of apart.
Sorrow comes with so many defense mechanisms.
You have your shock, your denial, your getting wasted, your cracking jokes, and your religion. You also have the old standby catchall—the blind belief in fate, the whole "things happening for a reason" drill.
I think the most well-adjusted people live in the present with an eye toward the future - I'm not among those.
Love is seldom—almost never—an even proposition. Someone always loves more.