Sores Of The Open Heart
How do you know when you’re in love with someone? I recently started dating my really good guy friend and he just told me he loves me, but I’m not sure how to tell if I’m IN love with him. I like him a lot and love him as a person, but how do I know when I’ve crossed that line into real, deep, romantic love?


you’ll feel it, i promise. when you fall in love like that, there won’t be any question in your mind. you’ll be so certain. don’t rush it, it takes time. but when you’re ready and you feel it, don’t hold back.

Huh. This sitch is kinda tricky, and I’ll tell you why. You gotta look at all the factors before you make that jump.
What you are feeling is companionate love, i.e. the love you develop with friends. You may have skipped the whole ‘get to know you’ stage of the relationship. How long has he been your friend? Are you comfortable talking to him? Do you appreciate him in your life?
Now, what you’re worrying about is the passionate love, which is also vital to a successful relationship. Are you attracted to him sexually? Does he meet your emotional needs?
Companionate would be more long term commitment, as opposed to passionate love which would typically be short term.
Think of it this way: after a long, grueling day of work, are you excited to see your partner? Do you tell him about your day and what troubles you had? Do you both decide to get romantic and make love or even become lustful and fuck? Does he cater to your needs? If you think of these things and answer positively, you might be in love. But like every story, this fairytale might not be the romantic whirlwind you might wish for, but it’s the slow, burning fire that you need to get you through the tough times.
Only YOU are ready to decide to say “I LOVE YOU” but just consider evrything he has to offer you as a person, a lover, and most importantly, a friend. ♡

This happens daily. :)

This happens daily. :)

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The Jean Kirschstein Opening 



WATCHING THIS MAKES ME LAUGH SO MUCH. I’m pretty sure my family thinks I’m crazy now. That time he pops up with the colossal titan is amazing.



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Wait for someone who bumps mouths clumsily with yours cos they’re too busy smiling to kiss you properly. Yeah. Wait for that.

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a true floridian picnic is publix subs in your car because it’s too hot to eat outside



My mother tells me that when I meet someone I like, I have to ask them three questions: 1. what are you afraid of? 2. do you like dogs? 3. what do you do when it rains? of those three, she says the first one is the most important. “They gotta be scared of something, baby. Everybody is. If they aren’t afraid of anything, then they don’t believe in anything, either.” I met you on a Sunday, right after church. one look and my heart fell into my stomach like a trap door. on our second date, I asked you what you were afraid of. “Spiders, mostly. being alone. Little children, like, the ones who just learned how to push a kid over on the playground. Oh and space. Holy shit, space.” I asked you if you liked dogs. “I have three.” I asked you what you do when it rains. “Sleep, mostly. Sometimes I sit at the window and watch the rain droplets race. I make a shelter out of plastic in my backyard for all the stray animals; leave them food and a place to sleep.”, he smiled like he knew. like his mom told him the same thing. “How about you?” “Me? I’m scared of everything. Of the hole in the o-zone layer, of the lady next door who never smiles at her dog, and especially of all the secrets the government must be breaking it’s back trying to keep from us. I love dogs so much, you have no idea. I sleep when it rains. I want to tell everyone I love them. I want to find every stray animal and bring them home. I want to wake up in your hair and make you shitty coffee and kiss your neck and draw silly stick figures of us. I never want to ask anyone else these questions ever again.”
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