Want to know a secret? I’ll let you in to a little personal secret of mine pertaining to my past relationships. You see, back in high school and undergrad of college most of my friends thought of me as this “2 week girl.” No, not because my relationships would only last 2 weeks, but because I couldn’t stand having a disagreement with someone. I just never saw the need to fight or not get along. It wasn’t really important to me to fight. I thought, why waste your time?
So, that’s where my “2 week girl” came into play. You can bet that after an argument that I just didn’t see the importance of the guy and me would be over in about 2 weeks.
I promise that I am not this cold-hearted, stone-faced woman. I really do have a heart and I would bend over backwards to help my partner out. I would be there for them, whether if it was helping study, a family crisis, etc. I was there. I just did not see the need to fight. Why?
Then it all changed. One night, I met J and he changed my world. We fell fast for one another. We decided early on that it would be the two of us. The two of us against the world and we would be together.
It hit me one day – J was worth fighting with. We may not always agree on every topic. We frustrate each other. Our personalities are not identical. I am much more reserved and J is very outgoing. I am a homebody and J is happy out with people.
We also make each other happy, laugh, and work harder at being a better person. J pushes me to go after my dreams. I do not think I would have been as passionate about MereLynneConcepts on Etsy without him. We are there to listen to one another and help each other.
As women (well most women) we watch these romantic comedies, you know – the cliché ones. The movies where at the very end, right before the credits roll the two characters embrace and say something like, “I’d rather fight with you then make love to anyone else.” Then there is an extremely long and passionate kiss.
J and I may get into it time from time, but he is worth every hard discussion, every time I have to admit I’m wrong – J is worth it all. We’ve had to learn how each other react to a fight or disagreement. Not just learning but compromising our typical actions for the one we love.
I may not have the romantic comedy ending, but I do have the person that makes my soul instantly melt. I found the person that I will face the world with, as a team. For that I am grateful.