It’s Always Been Her

By Paul Hudson |  Elite Daily ©

Those most deserving of our love and affection are too often overlooked. But to be fair, we aren’t always aware we’re overlooking them.

People enter our lives only to later leave them. Some stay for years, others for decades, some for minutes and hours. And then, you have those very few who will stay with you for a lifetime.

Many of us are lucky enough to have parents who remain a part of our lives – if not, then maybe a brother, or sister, or cousins.

Then there are those of us with close friends who have been with us through thick and thin, friends who we often don’t even distinguish from family.

Yet, when it comes to lovers, we seem to value novelty and mystery over loyalty and dedication.

As with all things in life, if you give trivial things importance, you will come to regret those decisions.

Looking for the wrong things in a partner or giving value to certain characteristics rather than the more important ones will cause your relationship to fail.

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The Only Relationships We Obsess Over Are The Unfinished Ones

By Dan Scotti |  Elite Daily ©

Throughout your youth, you’re bound to watch many relationships come to a screeching halt.

Some you might’ve pumped the breaks on yourself; others, you might’ve watched yourself get hurt in.

Either way, the end of relationships will likely be a theme during your younger years — and that’s fine, really — it’s the best way to figure out what you want from another person.

You’ll take the aspects of those relationships you treasured and look for them in your next one, and as for those you didn’t like, you’ll now know what to avoid.

That said, there is always that one relationship you can’t shake and is almost impossible to take anything away from: The relationship that went “unfinished.”

I like to think of “unfinished” relationships as those that end because of circumstances that were not directly in your hands or weren’t really premeditated, at any rate.

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Choose Her Every Day (Or Leave Her)

By Bryan Reeves | The Good Men Project ©

Intimate relationships don’t last because you love each other. They last because you make—and remake—a choice.

I spent 5 years hurting a good woman by staying with her but never fully choosing her.

I did want to be with this one. I really wanted to choose her. She was an exquisite woman, brilliant and funny and sexy and sensual. She could make my whole body laugh with her quick, dark wit and short-circuit my brain with her exotic beauty. Waking up every morning with her snuggled in my arms was my happy place. I loved her wildly.

Unfortunately, as happens with many young couples, our ignorance of how to do love well quickly created stressful challenges in our relationship. Before long, once my early morning blissful reverie gave way to the strained, immature ways of our everyday life together, I would often wonder if there was another woman out there who was easier to love, and who could love me better.

As the months passed and that thought reverberated more and more through my head, I chose her less and less. Everyday, for five years, I chose her a little less.

I stayed with her. I just stopped choosing her. We both suffered.

Choosing her would have meant focusing everyday on the gifts she was bringing into my life that I could be grateful for: her laughter, beauty, sensuality, playfulness, companionship, and so… much… more.

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How Long Will I Love You?

By Jae Vitug | World of Thoughts ©

I never thought love could be so beautiful, forgiving, and hopeful, until I read my own writing.

For those of you who just had their hearts broken, for those who think that it’s the end of the road, for those who needs a little guidance.

Then maybe if not me, maybe this, can help you believe again…

May 31, 2015

How long will I love you, how long will hold on to you, how long will I endure this pain, how long will I need you, how long will I want you, how long should I keep on believing, how long can I live without you?

As long as I can, as long as I still see hope in us, as long as I am bound to, as long as I love you…

I thought I could move on that easy. It’s been three months now since the breakup, but my feelings just keeps on getting stronger.

I used to hate you, until I forgave you, then I started to miss you, I knew by then that I am still loving you, that I never stopped, that I’ve always been loving you, only stronger than I ever did before.

After I met you, everything was about being with you. My life simply revolved around you, hence, I was left with nothing

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10 Things No One Wants To Hear After Enduring A Life-Altering Breakup

By Ashley Massis |  Elite Daily ©


I never thought of this time of the year as “breakup season.”

Then, when I ended a long-term relationship and six other couples ended theirs within a few week’s time, I started to think something must be in the water.

Whether long-term or short-term, breakups hurt.

You invested time and care into someone, and when that falls short and ends, it’s beyond disappointing.

You feel as if the rug was pulled out from underneath you. The longer or more serious the relationship, the more feels you’ll go through.

When someone is fresh out of a breakup, his or her wounds are exposed and trying to heal.

We look to our friends and family to help us get through it and be our crutches as we try to find our balance again.

We find strength in their wisdom, constant check ups and positive motivation.

However, sometimes the clichés we constantly hear from our loved ones become anything but helpful. Friends and family, we love you and thank you for your help.

We know later on we will appreciate the clichés and sayings you speak to us.

We know there are a million angry breakup songs to download on Spotify to help sympathize our feelings and let us know we will be okay eventually.

But, please try to refrain from these 10 clichés we don’t want to hear when we just had our hearts ripped out from our chests.

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