I don’t need the form of love that rom-coms inform me to search for.
I don’t desire a love that views me as a venture to be mounted.
I don’t desire a love that chooses sacrifice over compromise.
I don’t desire a love that I don’t have any actual alternative in because it’s part of destiny.
I need the form of love that accepts me in me totality- bodily imperfections, character flaws, and love of Jim Carrey’s films included.
I need the form of love that may help my goals and push me ahead after I backpedal as an alternative of asking me to sacrifice myself for its longevity.
I need the form of love that isn’t fated to me at 7 due to a childhood proclamation of affection or a love that begins as a result of I locked eyes with somebody throughout the room and am ceaselessly tied to them, however one which I can have a alternative in each getting into into and exiting.
I need the form of love that begins unexpectedly with somebody solely new to me or a very good pal and blossoms from there, pondering that you’d by no means really feel that approach about them and discovering that there are new, superior layers to the particular person you thought you already knew.
I need the form of love by which crimson flags don’t simply seem like flags and one which doesn’t depart me crying on my bed room ground after a combat by which toxicity was current.
I need the form of love that hears me throughout an argument and speaks to me softly, gently, and rationally, cradles my trauma in its comfortable palms, and works to know my place.
I need the form of love that’s comprised of greater than believing I’m one thing to be improved to catch its eye, however one which needs me in my true bodily kind and doesn’t ask for unreasonable adjustments.
I need the form of love that doesn’t simply present up once they’re drunk at 11 pm, asking what I’m doing later however exhibits up within the daylight throughout brunch, at a day gathering with my household, and a dinner with my associates with out embarrassment.
I need the form of love that’s comprised of greater than lust and infatuation, however one which’s current when life will get exhausting and is as nurturing as a greatest friendship.
I need greater than the form of love that I don’t anticipate to heal my coronary heart, regardless of why it’s damaged, and offers me purpose to imagine that I gained’t really feel prefer it’s raining each time I shut my eyes due to its mere presence.
I need the form of love that feels sensible and ebbs with the stream of life, as an alternative of one thing that’s eternally magical and euphoric.
I need the form of love that loves me as a lot as I like myself and my neighborhood.
I need the form of love that leads me to the trail of somebody who needs to make the selection to like me, time and again.