"When you start to know someone, all their physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in their energy, recognize the scent of their skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and your body but not your heart. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant."Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies

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"It’s funny, how when you are in a relationship with someone, your mind absently notices them in everything and everywhere. Their eye color in your morning coffee, a shirt that you think they would like, their name on a building, billboard, or a company with their name, when you are somewhere and see their favorite breed of a dog or cat, their favorite color, their birthday, their favorite food, a song they love, someone with their same name, anything. And when you lose this certain person, you finally notice how much they consumed your thoughts, and it haunts you. It haunts you when you first wake up, when you are out somewhere, when you are taking a shower, when you are walking, when you are driving, even in your dreams and nightmares, you still notice this person, and see them in everything and everywhere. It haunts you, it haunts you, it haunts you."

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"I am no expert on love, but I have a few suggestions to keeping your love alive.

1: Don’t fall asleep angry. But if you do, wake up in the middle of the night and hold her as close as you can.

2: Laugh during sex, especially if you bump heads. If you aren’t laughing, you’re with the wrong person.

3: If you don’t feel comfortable dancing naked with your partner and showing them your four chins when you laugh, you’re doing it wrong.

4: Romance isn’t for everyone, but a post-it note in their lunchbox telling them they’re the best will never go amiss.

5: Don’t cling to them at parties. Dance with friends and spend time with acquaintances, but wink at each other across the room.

6: Keep everything 50/50, or you will fall out of balance.

7: Stop comparing your relationship to others- you are you, don’t try to be someone else.

8: Be kind. Give them space when they need it, but be their home when they come back.

9: Be proud to love them.

10: Support them through whatever they do in life, even if it’s a stupid decision. People need to make their own mistakes, but be there if it falls apart, and never say ‘I told you so’.

And most of all, love with your whole heart, or don’t love at all."

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