Absence makes the heart grow fonder. I appreciate this quote so much. I can't even explain how true this has proved to be. Just be patient if you're going through a time of absence with someone you love.
"The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back." // (I don't want to label what "the true mark of maturity" is, but this idea of empathy vs revenge is important to me.
Love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person. To love somebody isn't just a strong feeling. It is a decision, a judgement, and a promise. A decision that I always rejected b/c I saw it as a weakness when I chose a person to make me happy.