As a boyfriend, you’re supposed to be the one who protects her from getting hurt, not be the one who’s hurting her. You’re supposed to be the one to make her smile & forget her troubles, not be the one who’s making her cry & more to stress about. You’re supposed to be the one who provides her with attention when she needs someone, not be the one who neglects her when she has no one else to turn to. You’re supposed to be the one who’s able to meet her simple expectations with ease, not be the one who disappoints her when she depends on you. You’re supposed to be the one who can be completely honest with her, not be the one who she can’t trust.
“I love you’ means that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you even when you’re in a bad mood, or too tired to do the things I want to do. It means loving you when you’re down, not just when you’re fun to be with. ‘I love you’ means that I know your deepest secrets and do not judge you for them, asking in return that you do not judge me for mine. It means that I care enough to fight for what we have and that I love you enough not to let go. It means thinking of you, dreaming of you, wanting and needing you constantly, and hoping you feel the same about me.”—Jonathan Safron Foer (via lanternsonlakes)