10 years ago my roommate and I were having our normal Friday evening. We would leave our back door open and people would stop by all night long. Around 9 pm this guy I had never seen before showed up and to me he was perfection. My best friend and I were sitting on the back porch and she leaned over and asked if she should talk to him. I looked her straight in the face and said he was my future husband and I would stop being her friend if she talked to him. We started talking and have been inseparable since. We’ve been together for 10 years, married for 2 and we are parents to the best little boy. And my best friend was my maid of honor and she married someone with the same first name.
The one thing that I think has allowed us to stay together this long is we were both really honest when we first met. I told him if we broke up, that was it, I would not get back with him. Just understanding that has forced us to work out issues instead of constantly breaking up and getting back together. I have quite a few friends who go through that all the time.
The Abhorsen serie
When I was in the 6th grade my homeroom teacher required we give everyone in class a Valentine’s Day card. Those little ones you buy in a pack of like 40. I remember we couldn’t open them until they were all passed out and most of them were just run of the mill “happy Valentine’s Day!”, but this one boy had taken the time to write you’re ugly, ugly ugly ugly all over the card. Worse part was my mom was really good friends with his mom. It hurt when I received it, only because I thought we were friends. He ended up messing with a dog through a fence one day, only to learn there was no fence between the overgrown brush and the dog. 100+ stitches later and he never looked normal again. I felt bad when it happened but went about my life. Asshole ended up asking me out after high school. I told him to shove it.