“Relationships are full of heartbreak”

“Relationships are full of heartbreak” she whispered. Even though she is clearly intoxicated and can barely stand, her unexpectedly wise words resonate with me. I can’t get them out of my head.

I thought people entered relationships to avoid heartbreak???? In my very early twenties I told myself that relationships were for the weak. They were for the insecure ones that couldn’t stand the thought of being alone. I was SINGLE AND STRONG and I didn’t have much relationship expierence then. So, I naturally assumed that relationships were a safe haven; a place devoid of hurt and heartbreak.

Will I ever find someone that loves me unconditionally for who I am? I doubt it. I think the only people that will ever truly love me unconditionally are my parents and sister.

The love we expierence in relationships is usually a selfish kind of love.

Have you ever loved a romantic partner unconditionally? Or do you love the role they play in your life and the emotional and physical things they offer you?