The older and hopefully wiser I get, this is more true than I can say. We have to remember to choose one another every single day. It doesn’t take huge gestures, just something to show your love and gratitude for having that person in your life.
If the person you are with DOES NOT CHOOSE YOU OVER AND OVER, please run far, far away and find happiness within yourself. Hopefully then you will find someone who will choose you every day and who values all that you have to offer. As I say a lot lately, Go Where the Love is!
By Bryan Reeves | The Good Men Project ©
Intimate relationships don’t last because you love each other. They last because you make—and remake—a choice.
I spent 5 years hurting a good woman by staying with her but never fully choosing her.
I did want to be with this one. I really wanted to choose her. She was an exquisite woman, brilliant and funny and sexy and sensual. She could make my whole body laugh with her quick, dark wit and short-circuit my brain with her exotic beauty. Waking up every morning with her snuggled in my arms was my happy place. I loved her wildly.
Unfortunately, as happens with many young couples, our ignorance of how to do love well quickly created stressful challenges in our relationship. Before long, once my early morning blissful reverie gave way to the strained, immature ways of our everyday life together, I would…
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