The reason my partners want me to be pretty, is that this somehow confirms to them their own self worth. When they take an interest in me, they are really taking an interest in themselves.
I Write Because It Beats Drinking
Emma Lindsay

I told my husband early on in our dating while exchanging multiple compliments one night that one of my favorite qualities of his was listening to my input and actually allowing it to affect him. I had not had that before him. I would inevitably feel my dates were searching for a chotchky they could display on a shelf, not a human to co-author a story with.

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