I show affection for my pets by holding them against me and whispering I love you repeatedly as they struggle to escape from my arms
"Forever" is something that young people post on tumblr. Do a search, and you’ll see what I mean.
"Forever" is a sappy dream to those who have not yet begun their journey into forever. It’s the gold ring and the ultimate prize.
Those of us who have made it a few miles down the “forever highway” know that “forever” isn’t something that is warm or goopy.
"Forever" is the most hardcore thing that you will ever do.
"Forever" is boot camp for adults.
"Forever" changes you and scars you and requires you to sacrifice in ways that you could have never imagined.
"Forever" isn’t about shy grins and staring into each others eyes.
"Forever" is about having the back of the person you’re with during combat.
"Forever" is about sweating, and planning, and fighting, and moving forward when you feel like sitting down. It’s about doing what you have to and accepting what you must, just to get through another day.
"Forever" is not about lust or infatuation.
"Forever" is about commitment and grit.
"Forever" is about giving and giving without stopping.
If some of us who know what “forever” means would step forward and explain it to those who dream of it, perhaps the divorce rate would be lower.
Perhaps there would be fewer dreamers and starry-eyed romances.
Perhaps there would be fewer hopes and fewer goals.
But…perhaps there would also be more who would step forward and accept the challenge. Those who would understand the weight of the mission and prepare for the battle to come.
Then, just maybe, more of us would experience “together forever”."
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Forever is not a fairytale. It’s not a Taylor Swift song or some angst-ridden histrionics penned by hipsters or indie bands. As alltheextrastuff points out, forever is hard core. It demands your focus, it demands your work, and it demands your heart.
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