Dear Off to Venus,
You know me personally, and so do I. But let's just keep it anonymous and honest here. I am not sure if this was what you were willing to hear about the "Relationship Menu" but here's what want to share.
Love is real, passion is there, and whoever feels it is lucky. I was lucky enough to feel passionate and in love with a guy that wasn't even from my community, not having the same religious thoughts, and came from different backgrounds in general. But that what kept me very very interested in him. It's our difference. It's how much love I had to small talks with him. His voice, his mind, his thoughts, even his appearance. Btw, you know this "love is blind" kinda shit? Yes, it's true. I was blind and I knew I was skipping a million toxic and negative things about him but I always thought that the love I have for him is above all. I want to live with a person that sparks up my life every time I see him.
One thing you should know about me is that, when I love, I give my all. ALL. I had too many emotions for him. He left because he thought he was toxic. But I fought for him, many times. I showed support. I loved him when he didn't care about me. I believed in him when he didn't believe in himself.
He broke my heart.
But as I said, love is real. And when it hits you will start thinking in all possible ways to make him feel the same towards you. I knew he loved me, but it wasn't enough. I keep thinking what wrong did I do? Should I keep fighting and talking to him? Should I be the person who fights for love???
Or should I be concerned about my dignity?
To conclude, Love can be our greatest strength and our deepest weakness. Relationships are important because they make us feel stuff that we didn't know we would actually feel. Relationships teach us a lot, you will never be able to forget it, you just learn how to cope with the scar.
It's just نصيب.
Much love to you Asma.
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