One of my favorite parts of my relationship is the realizations I’ve had along the way. Six years is a long time, and hopefully anyone would grow in that amount of time, but I’m especially proud of myself for growing the right way alongside my fiancé.
My history of love is tough. Sometimes I think it would be easier to stay jaded, be alone, and not drag someone down with me.
One thing I’ve learned is that relationships are hard work – but not in the way we think. Not in the way that we always have to fight for each other, where we feel the world is against us. But in the way that it needs to be acknowledged every day.
And sometimes it would be easier to care a little less. To stop having the hard conversations and just be. To give up on working on ourselves as individuals because we’ve found our person.
But those easy things don’t lead to a healthy and happy relationship. And in the long run, will make everything even harder than just putting in a little effort every day.