I feel like people sometimes do not realise that being in a relationship is a choice you have to make multiple times in your life . Yes, you’ve agreed to be an item, and that’s the first choice, but that one is the easiest . The choice that matters is the one you make when you have been hurt in a way only a loved one can hurt you. It’s the choice you make when they’re crying on the stairs because in your rush to defend yourself you have forgotten kindness.
Love, lust and chemistry are all cool and all, but a marriage, or a partnership are ultimately about mind over matter, less knee-jerk reactions and more conscious effort. It is about being the best version of yourself.