CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY WE DON'T JUST HAVE LITTLE FOOT LEVERS ON THE FLOOR IN PUBLIC TOILETS AND AVOID THIS ENTIRELY
This is the best post.
LW1: "I’ve had to defend my relationship to my friends who don’t think he’s "right" for me or treats me well, and defend myself to friends who love both of us and us together."
I've found that the people who don't think your relationship is healthy are usually important to listen to; that sort of warning isn't an easy thing to tell a friend, so it's (usually) not a thoughtless statement. However, you will find that you ALWAYS have friends who love whatever relationships currently exist, who only see the surface and assume that everything is golden and you should get married and have babies. Don't listen to these people. They act as if they want to see everyone paired up at the end of the Shakespearian comedy that is life. Without inside information, a lot of people tend to assume that all relationships are happy and healthy and loving, even when they really really aren't.
Big hugs — I hope you can get out of this relationship with minimal bruising to your heart, but either way it'll be worth it.
@My Number Is My Address hahah oh thank god.
@ragazza Voyager was my jam and I am not even a little bit ashamed of it.
Also I am pretty sure that watching TOS/TNG/Voyager over a large number of impressionable years is (a) why I'm in the sciences now and (b) a huge part of why I've always been an optimist about the future of the human race. That was some formative stuff.
All I want is the porridge and berry compote. It's all I want from life.
@Tuna Surprise ughhhh it's the best.