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Self-respect is an awesome thing to have. But there are some situations which are truly hard to navigate and require time and effort to get out of. Only after can a person commit. Another thing to keep in mind is that waiting for someone allows to clear your mind and figure out if you yourself actually like that person. It could just be a temporary moment of passion that will quickly evaporate once you get over it.

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Dating and relationships always start out pretty well, but then either shoot rapidly downhill, or uncontrollably flourish. Remember those downhill vs. Yeah, my current story is of the latter. After my last breakup, I had been chatting with a colleague of mine.

Don’t ever forget that true love is worth the wait

She is literally one of the most brilliant women I know, and I truly admire her. She had known me for a year at this point, and had watched me go from miserable girlfriend, to distraught ex-girlfriend, to free and adventurous single girl. I think I had literally lost hope in love at this point, just for the record. She and I were hanging in the employee lounge one morning after a huddle with our team. Relationships somehow came up, and she began to tell me about her marriage. She and her spouse had been married for over 30 years.

Because of how highly she spoke of her spouse, it was clear their love for one another was very strong. Once she had finished sharing her story, I immediately asked her how she and her spouse had managed to stay happy for so many years.

I also asked how often she felt happy in her relationship. She began to explain that marriage can be difficult, but the most important thing is to be open and honest with your partner. I looked at her in silence. Completely baffled. Umm, what?

Could this be real? Was this just an unbelievably lucky couple with a beautiful love story? Or is this what love is actually supposed to be like? I honestly had the most difficult time comprehending this information; it was completely and utterly foreign.

Now, however, I get it. Because of my past relationships, I never thought I would find myself in this very situation…but here I am.

You always consider one another, make decisions together, and share a deep love. Even when away from one another, you still feel very connected and like a relevant part of each others lives. You know that neither of you would do anything that would potentially jeopardize your relationship. Big or small. Being with your other half is so exciting and enjoyable that you want to experience life, travel, and laughter together. You always want them by your side to share the joy….

Always remember that true love is going to be worth the wait

This is definitely a rare quality and should be extremely valued, and NOT taken for granted. NOTE: This should be reciprocal.

Your friends and family love your partner—they fit right in, just as if they were always there. Their family and friends probably feel the same way about you too. It just works. Your partner loves you for you, exactly as you are. Silly, sad, or sappy. They appreciate your flaws, and love you more because of them. They get your weirdness, and are happy to immerse themselves in your joyful chaos.

5 reasons not to wait for someone

A love like this is rare, and sometimes life throws lots of curveballs at you. But when you find it, man, is it worth the wait.

It will be worth the wait…. These words are for us all. Beyond Worthyby Jacqueline Whitney. You may unsubscribe at any time.

5 reasons to wait for someone

Love, Love, Love Your friends and family love your partner—they fit right in, just as if they were always there. You Your partner loves you for you, exactly as you are. More From Thought Catalog. I Only Want Forever Relationships. Get our newsletter every Friday!

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