Letting someone really know you, and really see you, can be terrifying.You are laying your heart in their hands and saying to them “Please be gentle with this.” And if they’re the right one for you, they will reply back (verbally or non-verbally) “I wouldn’t dream of ever being anything else to you.”When I first started dating again after an emotionally traumatic breakup, I was hesitant to let anyone get close to me. The thoughts you loved to think about, the memories you wanted to hold up to the light and view from every angle--it suddenly seems a lot safer to lock them in a box, far from the light of day and throw away the key. ” ― Ally Condie, “Because you can never go from going out to being friends, just like that. It's just something that people say they'll do to take the permanence out of a breakup. It is there in our heart, a part of our heart…eventually grafting itself into each limb and cell of our bodies. Love lives in our spirit and graces us with its presence each day, until death. The passion in the extremities make it appear as though it once meant something. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.” ― Haruki Murakami, “Isn't it funny how the memories you cherish before a breakup can become your worst enemies afterwards? It's not always a bad idea to stay behind the window and look out at life instead, is it? Not a feeling that comes and goes at the whim of the emotions. But I wasn’t that brave or honest, so all I did was look at him. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Ginger “I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy.
It's no wonder she can write the hell out of a love song.
But what’s important now is to understand how to love again and get back on your feet.
You didn’t stop walking just because you fell down as a child, did you?
Whether funny or serious, painful or uplifting, we love to wax poetic about the relationships that shape our lives.
From great novels to catchy songs, here are the 101 best relationship quotes of all time.