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I’m probably not going to be able to tell you anything you don’t already know: true partnership takes work. It requires balance. And after the hearts and stars and unicorns pooping rainbows subside into normal, everyday life, being with someone becomes a choice. You choose to love with purpose when the going gets tough. You choose to accept your partner for who they are, not who you think they should be. You choose to open up and grow alongside your mate instead of shut down and shrink. Despite all the darkness, you make a positive choice. You choose light. I was involved with a man who left me alone on every major holiday, and all the ones in between, including my birthday, which is quite frankly the only day out of 365 that I actually get a bit selfish and want my loved ones around me. (Well, that and probably Thanksgiving ;) I bring this up not because I blame him, but to point out that simply being with someone will not cure loneliness and will not stop you from feeling alone. Just like you can feel absolutely alone in a crowded room, that was probably one of the loneliest times of my life. I was lonelier in that relationship than if I was just flying solo down the free highway of love. The lack of sincerity behind our relationship left a weeping, stagnant emptiness in my heart the longer I stayed in it.
Loving with wild abandon takes courage, and it isn’t just because you have to put yourself out there. You have to be brave because it’s not just about putting your emotions and needs out there. You have to listen. You have to truly see how you’re being accepted. You have to allow and adapt for another person who also has their own journey and needs, and recognize they’re trying to figure things out, too. They’re not going to be perfect, and they’ll make mistakes and fart at inappropriate times. It means it’s not just about you getting things off your chest -- but that you have to hear the response and the answer back. Loving with wild abandon is surrendering yourself to being present and listening to your lover. It means the two of you walk together on the path, helping balance each other out and sharing your dreams, fitting together like puzzle pieces that are different but complementary. If you get lost behind any insincerity in what you think something or someone should be, or give up when it’s simply just a fork in the road that’s offering you a choice, you lose the power to let go and be free, sharing and living your dream alongside someone, a true partner who allows you to surrender and just be.
“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” ~~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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