"Actually, there is a word for that. It’s love. I’m in love with her, okay? If you’re looking for the word that means caring about someone beyond all rationality and wanting them to have everything they want no matter how much it destroys you, it’s love. And when you love someone you just, you…you don’t stop, ever. Even when people roll their eyes, and call you crazy. Even then. Especially then. You just– you don’t give up. Because if I could just give up…if I could just, you know, take the whole world’s advice and– and move on and find someone else, that wouldn’t be love. That would be… that would be some other disposable thing that is not worth fighting for. But I– that is not what this is."
Ted | How I Met Your Mother
Anyone can have a relationship if they wanted one. The problem is, not everyone can maintain it.
You can say you want a partner, and eventually, you’ll find one. But how you plan on treating them versus how you actually treat them is a whole different story. Not everyone can stay committed and loyal. Some just want to be in a relationship for the sake of company, a companion and when they get bored of you, you get dropped and they move on with their life.
Point of this rant is… I’m not here to waste my time on someone who can’t balance the effort here. Seems like that is always going to be a problem. Or maybe I just always give too damn much all the time.
The next person is always going to be better than the last.. I’ve always followed this saying until..
"That’s not true. The next person may feel like he/she is better than the last, but what if you had the greatest person who you had the greatest connection with and had the most in common with.. except you are not his/hers; the feelings aren’t mutual. Then there’s nothing you can do about it if he/she doesn’t feel the same way.
You then may find someone else, but you might feel he/she isn’t better than your last. While the other person may find someone else who feels that that person is his/hers best, and hopefully to be his/hers last.”