11. Real Love Is Easy
When I realized that I loved my husband, we had been dating for two weeks. I went home for spring break and realized that home just didn't really feel like home any more. That warmth you get when you are completely comfortable and in your element was gone.
I was so excited to go back to school. It was the first time I said bye to my family without crying. I resolved to tell him when I got back to town.
His apartment was my first stop after my 2 hour drive back to my university where he met me in the parking garage and helped me bring some stuff inside. He then proceeded to beat me to the punch and told me he loved me first!
We were engaged by Thanksgiving, and got married two years later. We've been together for five years now and it has been the best five years of my whole life. Our whole relationship has just been so easy. No breakups, no drama, no suspicious activity. We say the same thing at the same times, and basically make up one complete person with our strengths and weaknesses.
Real love is easy. Life can be hard. We argue about stupid stuff sometimes. But we are always over it within an hour. Two, tops. Real love never waivers and would never let you hurt the person on the other side. It sees through the b.s and says "of course I'm mad because of this, but that doesn't make my feelings for you change. If anything it is those feelings that caused me to become upset." Then you fix it and move on.
You go through real, life-altering shit and the other person keeps you stable, or you keep them stable. You support each other through the depression, crushed dreams, new dreams, family fights, and health kicks.
You don't put up with their crap because you know they're better than that, so you tell them as much and they realize that you're right. And if they call you on your crap you accept it and fix it.
12. When You Know They Are More Important To You Than Anything Else
My husband proposed to me after realizing that being with me was more important to him than anything else.
He had a conversation with a friend who was concerned about his partner taking a job across the country, and my husband realized that in that situation he wouldn't even have to think about it. If I moved, he'd move with me. He'd quit his job in an instant to be with me, and he looked at the friend and said "I'm going to marry my girlfriend."
Probably not what our friend needed to hear at the time, but it worked out well for us.
13. 'I Was Lost In Her.'
She was my first thought in the morning and my last at night. She filled my dreams and motivated my actions.
It was terrifying and exhilarating: I was not in control of my life because I'd do anything for her, but I didn't care because I got to spend it with her.
I realized that all one morning as I woke and she was again the only thought in my mind. It had probably been that way for a while before I realized, but I cannot tell you how long because I was lost in her.