When I Say I Love You More

When I Say I Love You More

“When I say I love you more, I don’t mean I love you more than you love me. I mean I love you more than the bad days ahead of us. I love you more than any fight we will ever have. I love you more than the distance between us. I love you more than any obstacle that could ever try and come between us. I love you the most.”

– Anonymous

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An Open Letter To The Love Of My Life

An Open Letter To The Love Of My Life

“Dear sweetheart,

A year ago you walked into my life and I haven’t been the same since. You are the love that came without warning. You had my heart before I could say no.

I originally wasn’t looking for a relationship, but you came and swept me off my feet. No matter how hard I tried to push you away, you always came back. I don’t know why you did because I’m a pain in the ass, but I’m glad because if you didn’t I wouldn’t have found my confidant, best friend, the love of my life.

You’re here for me through everything. Whenever I have a bad day you’re the first person I turn to because nothing is more comforting than being wrapped in your embrace and listening to you tell me everything is going to be okay. Sometimes when I’m being irrational (which is actually a lot) you tell me and I always protest, but you’re always right. You don’t even have to say much, but just knowing that you’re here by my side through everything is enough.

You make me a better person. I hate the phrase “better half” in a relationship because I believe that people in a relationship should be their own person, but you help me be the best possible version of myself. You are always on the sidelines cheering me on, no matter what crazy project I decide to take on next. Watching you succeed makes my heart happy. Nothing inspires me more than my love succeeding and conquering his goals. You’re my rock.

You inspire me immensely. You have a huge heart and would help anybody if you could. You don’t know this, but your mom has told me stories about you doing random acts of kindness that makes me love you even more. You’re the most genuine person I have ever met and tell people exactly how you feel about them. You don’t sugar coat anything and that’s a blessing in disguise for me. You’re smart, driven and passionate. That’s everything I was looking for and more.

Of course we fight, but what relationship doesn’t have bickering moments? They say love is blind, but it’s not. Love is all-seeing and accepting. Even though we both have flaws and irritate each other constantly, at the end of the day we accept each other for who we are. Love is seeing all the flaws and blemishes and accepting them. Love is recognizing all the fears and insecurities, and knowing your job is to comfort. Love is working through the painful times because you know your significant other is worth it. Infatuation is fragile and will shatter when life gets rough. Love is strong and it strengthens because it is real. Let me tell you, you’re worth it completely.

I can’t wait until we have our own house 10 years from now and we can nit-pick each other all the time while cooking dinner and watching reruns of Friends. Nothing excites me more than going through all of the stages of life with the love of my life by my side.

I love you for all that you are, all that you have been, and all you’re yet to be.

Love always,

Your girlfriend”

– Melanie Tunaitis
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Over And Over

Over And Over

If every person has four lifetimes, I hope that this is my first, so that I can be with you over and over again thrice more.

In my next lifetime, I hope I get to meet you earlier, not much earlier but just slightly earlier, so that we can both be fearless and fearlessly kind.

Maybe then, we will both be unhurt and therefore less doubtful of love. But maybe then, we wouldn’t know what love is, and how we love.

If every person has four lifetimes, I hope I get to spend all four of mine with you.

Inspired by Goblin, 2017

Photo by Abduction, Tumblr



Love isn’t an act, it’s a whole life. It’s staying together because you need each other. It’s knowing that you two will still care after sex and dreams, fights and future, when all that’s left with was done. It’s you at 76 and him at 80, both listening out for each other’s footstep in the next room, both afraid that a sudden silence, a sudden cry, would mean that a lifetime’s talk is over.

– Adapted from Brian Moore

I Hope You’re Happy, Because Happiness; That’s All That Matters

I Hope You’re Happy, Because Happiness; That’s All That Matters

To the girl who didn’t love him well,

I hope you’re happier now. I hope you’re happier and that it really was good riddance to you that he left. Sometimes I wonder how someone can praise a person they love so intensely when they’re in love, only for him to become the most terrible person on earth once the relationship ends. But then I realized, it doesn’t matter.

I hope you’re happier now. I hope you know that your existence has hurt me deeply, and so have your actions. Maybe that will make you happier, and if so, I will tell that to you. Yes you’ve hurt me, and I wished I’ve never known all that I do. But I’ve learnt to let it all go and not allow you to affect me any further. I hope you do too.

I hope you’re happier now. Because it’s time to move on and live your life happily. If it really was good riddance, good on you, because you’ve finally found someone else who knows how to treat you better. I hope he treats you well. I hope he mends the scars on your heart. I hope he treats you as how you think you deserve. Because that’s all that matters. I hope you do well in life, and I hope you’re happier now. Because I am.

Like Stardust and Glitter

Like Stardust and Glitter

And then there are those days when you realize that love isn’t all fairytales and butterflies. It isn’t all Disney, where happily ever after exists with the perfect man of your dreams. There will be flaws in your partner, just like there are flaws in you. And when you’re thinking about how your partner should do better at this, you should also be thinking about how you can be better at another. And maybe love really isn’t that easy. It takes constant effort to be kind and patient with each other. And maybe, just maybe, by being a little kinder and more patient with each other, that can take us, step by step, a little further, into this so called future we speak so cautiously about.

Missing You

Missing You

My dear,

I would say, “I bought this because I was thinking of you”. But if I had to buy something everytime I thought of you, I would have to buy the whole of all the paths I cross. I would have to buy the roads, the road signs, the lamp post. The bus, the trains, the people. The sky, the moon, the stars. I’ve missed you my dear.

Love, Me

I Hope You’re Happier Now

I Hope You’re Happier Now

I still wonder if you think about me like how I still think about you.

The way your fingers brush against the outline of my face, while you slowly push my hair behind my ears, the way you look into my eyes, and the way your lips caress mine.

Sleepless nights, I often wonder what went wrong. I lay in bed, eyes wide opened, thinking about the good times we had. We were happy, weren’t we? But then you told me that you were tired, that it was difficult, that I was difficult. Was I?

Three months later, I hear from our friends that you found someone new.

I am not sure if I am ready to accept that. I don’t know what I would do if I see you and your new someone on the streets. Should I hide, or act like I don’t know you? And what if our eyes met, would you look away?

I don’t think my heart would be able to handle any of this. The thought of it breaks me. What if I see you looking at her with much more love in your eyes than how you used to look at me? And what if I see you kissing her? How do I look at you without feeling the soft touch of your lips?

I started going out with someone. I don’t know if I actually like him, or if i’m trying to fill the emptiness in my heart. It felt like a part of me died the day you told me you wanted to end it, end us. I tell all my friends that he is the nicest person on earth, and I might really like him, but I don’t even know if I really feel so.

And I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to hug him without feeling your touch. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to kiss him without thinking of your lips. Or anyone else.

But well, I hope you’re happier now.

Or at least, I am trying.

I’m still trying.

I Want To Be The One You Come Home To

I Want To Be The One You Come Home To

“Home is not a place, but two eyes and a beating heart.”

I want to be the one who cooks you a sumptuous meal after a long day at work.

I want to be the naggy old lady who reminds you to stay kind and humble despite our mini successes.

I want to be the woman who holds you rooted to the ground and carries you up when you achieve something you deserve.

And even when you don’t, I want to be the one who you’ll run to for a hug just because there will be days where you’re tired of life.

I want to be the one to teach your (our) children the right values in life, and to guide them.

I want to be the one who takes your parents out for good meals and buys them gifts.

I want you to do that for my parents too.

I want to be the old and wrinkly lady whom you’ll still say “you’re beautiful” to even after more than 50 years of being together.

And regardless of all the possible hardship and difficulties we might face in time to come, I want to be the one you’ll come running home to.

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