Stop wasting time on checklists

Sometimes we waste so much time trying to fulfill our little mental checklists of traits and qualities that we want our significant other to have, when really all that you need to check off on that list is whether or not you really love them; flaws included. That’s what loving someone means, not just taking someone at face value but experiencing their real worth, seeing them at their worst and at their best and still loving them and supporting them wholeheartedly. Relationships aren’t easy because it’s about the journey, it’s about getting through the tough parts because it’s worth it to you at the end of the day to still have that one person at your side. It’s about building something together, a process that takes time. So stop wasting your time. If you love them, do what you can to keep them.