Warning: This is a post grad level blog post. It implies that you’ve been through some sort of preliminary relationship training. That you understand the importance of self-love before a relationship and are capable of saying “no” when necessary and “yes” even when it’s intimidating. This is for hardcore lovers, the people who’ve been in relationships that dragged them to ‘Nam and back.
If there is one thing that I get a preachy about, it’s how little awareness we have of what love means. Not philosophically, which we could babble on about for hours, but how the meaning of the word love has real life implications.
Love is a big deal and you better know what the fuck you’re getting into before you start to toss around the idea.
It’s easy at the beginning of a relationship to use the word “love” kind of willy-nilly. It’s a genuine feeling that starts as excitement and titillation.… Read the rest