Up and Down and Up Again...

I don't want to admit to having been naive, it's not as if I were a child.  But if I'm going to be honest, if this is my chance, then I have to say that I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

I wasn't ready for the frustration, the joys, the sorrows, the catastrophic misunderstandings, the painfully tender moments, or the world-is-ending arguments. 

I wasn't ready to let someone I'd only known for a year into my world, my head, my sheltered self. 

It came as a shock.  To both of us.

We fought and screamed and cried and raged.  We laughed, ******, loved, and made love again.  We threatened to leave when we were unhappy.  We begged, we stayed. 

But then we changed.  I realized I was afraid, and maybe he was too, each afraid of losing the other, and afraid of failing one another.  And somehow, that was all it took. 

Now we can just be together.

It's amazing. 

natlynn natlynn
26-30, F
1 Response Jun 14, 2007

That's a wonderful story. It certainly sounds like a learning and growing experience for both of you, and a story that goes a way to help some of the more naive of us understand the complex nature of love and relationships, and how they take work, luck and intensity. Thanks for posting it, and expressing things so well!