"Relationships are supposed to be easy--especially in the beginning," they say.
Clearly, they haven't read this awesome the gem of a book pictured above that I couldn't put down. It paints an extremely accurate picture of so much that I know to be true about the landscape of modern day dating, but I digress...
When you have heard that good relationships shouldn't be complicated so many times before, it is no surprise that you do anything from trying your best not to be difficult to avoiding confrontation like women try to avoid running into their ex on a bad hair day!
Even the word "difficult" brings up a lot of unpleasant images.
Like one of that friend who always has an issue with her order at the restaurant but has no problemo launching into a cringe-worthy speech for any server within earshot of the table.
But in romantic relationships "difficult" could look even more uncomfortable.
Like when you are dating someone who loves you and you aren't sure if you feel the same.
Or when you do love the person you are in a relationship with but the circumstances are very complicated. Well, here's to the difficult ones!
I don't know about you, but I'd rather toast to that any day. Because I think there is a "right" kind of difficult when it comes to love. It is the kind of difficult that can work for your love life if you can learn to embrace it.
And the kind of difficult that stands for something so it doesn't fall for anything.
The kind of difficult that is you being true to you at your core.
It is the kind of difficult that makes your partner appreciate who you are and value what the two of you share.
I'll take that kind of difficult any day.