To The Boyfriend Who Puts Up With Me Even Though I’m A Pain In The Ass

To The Boyfriend Who Puts Up With Me Even Though I’m A Pain In The Ass ©iStock/pixdeluxe

I know I can be frustrating and difficult to understand or deal with sometimes, but somehow, you know just how to handle me. I don’t know how you do it, but I feel incredibly lucky to have you, and I want you to know how thankful I really am.

  1. You let me vent when I need it. No questions asked, you’re always down to hear my pointless, drama-filled stories. I can sit there and talk for hours about someone who did me wrong or something I don’t feel is just, and you’ll be all over it.
  2. You humor me. There’s no doubt that I can be pretty blunt about my opinions. Regardless of the ridiculous content, you always seems to go along with it, wearing a smile, just because you know it makes me happy.
  3. You turn my negatives into positives. Some days, I just feel like the world is against me. You help me to avoid that mindset. I know I can always count on you to shed more positivity on any situation, because you want to make things better for me.
  4. You tell me when I’m wrong. I’m so thankful I have someone genuine enough to tell me when I’m out of line. It takes a good boyfriend to listen to your opinions, but it takes an even better one to tell you when you aren’t being realistic.
  5. You stand by my side even when you know I’m wrong. I’m even more thankful that even when you know I’m wrong, you stand by me anyway. Sometimes — well, probably more often than not — you lose the battle and will say, “OK, babe,” just because you know it isn’t worth it.
  6. You think my stubbornness is cute. Being stubborn is a tough trait to possess. Somehow, you always seem to lighten the mood by laughing or pointing out how stubborn I am. I usually get mad at you when you do, but that’s only because I know you’re right.
  7. You aren’t phased by my PMS. That time of the month is no match for you. You always know when it’s here and even scarier, when it’s coming. It’s so nice to have someone who’s so in tune with me, both physically and mentally.
  8. You make me rational. OK, so I don’t always have the best ideas or solutions. I don’t know what I would do without your constant reminders to be real with myself and with my expectations of life.
  9. You make my insecurities disappear. Whenever I’m feeling bad about myself, you always remind me of why I’m doing all the right things. I’m encouraged, praised and loved by you, which makes me feel fearless.
  10. You’re my right hand. You’re my go-to. I can always count on you to be there to catch me when I’ve had the worst day, just to lift me back up again. You always know what to say and I’m so glad you put up with me. It’s definitely not easy.
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