1 year ago
Oddly enough, the most honest moment in a relationship usually arrives once it’s over. It’s the “speak now or forever hold your peace” part of the wedding, only inverted. You tell the couple why they’re terrible for each other, and the couple is you. Suddenly, the preceding months or years have an air of unreality—like they never happened at all or turned out to be one long Christmas Ghost hallucination. When my last relationship ended, it didn’t seem possible that, mere days before, I’d have probably dove into traffic to save a person I’d now dive headlong into a mound of summertime garbage just to avoid seeing at a crosswalk. Of course, being newly single sort of feels like diving into a pail of garbage all the time. Cite Arrow My Superpower Is Being Alone Forever: Newly Single
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We all have the potential to fall in love a thousand times in our lifetime. It’s easy. The first girl I ever loved was someone I knew in sixth grade. Her name was Missy; we talked about horses. The last girl I love will be someone I haven’t even met yet, probably. They all count. But there are certain people you love who do something else; they define how you classify what love is supposed to feel like. These are the most important people in your life, and you’ll meet maybe four or five of these people over the span of 80 years. But there’s still one more tier to all this; there is always one person you love who becomes that definition. It usually happens retrospectively, but it happens eventually. This is the person who unknowingly sets the template for what you will always love about other people, even if some of these loveable qualities are self-destructive and unreasonable. The person who defines your understanding of love is not inherently different than anyone else, and they’re often just the person you happen to meet the first time you really, really, want to love someone. But that person still wins. They win, and you lose. Because for the rest of your life, they will control how you feel about everyone else. Cite Arrow Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman
1 year ago
A long time ago I met a girl on the street after the bars had closed and we made a promise to meet at a bar the next Saturday. I didn’t have her name or her number. I waited and waited at the bar and she never showed up. I went to the same bar the next Saturday hoping that maybe I’d just gotten the dates wrong and was stood up just the same. Long story short, I ran into her again on the street after closing time several months later and we’re still together to this day.

A long time ago I met a girl on the street after the bars had closed and we made a promise to meet at a bar the next Saturday. I didn’t have her name or her number. I waited and waited at the bar and she never showed up. I went to the same bar the next Saturday hoping that maybe I’d just gotten the dates wrong and was stood up just the same. Long story short, I ran into her again on the street after closing time several months later and we’re still together to this day.

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R. Kelly & Usher - Same Girl (Editor’s note: Statistically, this was bound to happen.)