If You Treat Me Right, These Are The Ways I’ll Love You Forever

If You Treat Me Right, These Are The Ways I’ll Love You Forever ©iStock/CoffeeAndMilk

When you came into my life, I wasn’t looking for anyone; truthfully, I thought guys like you didn’t exist anymore. I was sick of being ghosted, tired of being used for a quick lay, and absolutely done being lied to. It took a long time to convince myself to give you a chance, but it turned out to be the best thing I’ve ever done. You don’t treat me like a princess; you treat me like a respected equal, and that’s what I’ve always wanted. As long as you continue to treat me right, I’ll love you forever in so many ways.

  1. I’ll support you in all you do. To me, there’s no such thing as an impossible dream. I know that you want big things from your life, and you’ll achieve all of them if I have anything to say about it. I believe in you 100%, and those aren’t just words; I’ll use all my resources to support you because that’s what good partners do.
  2. I’ll accentuate your strengths and forgive your flaws. I’ve been on this earth for over 30 years, and I know that no one’s perfect. I’m not, so why would I expect you to be? As long as we’re taking this journey together, I’ll always help you see the best side of yourself so that you can love yourself the way I love you.
  3. I’ll be strong for you when you feel weak. No one can be strong all the time; I know that better than anyone because I’ve tried. When you need someone to be the strong one, I’ll be there for you.
  4. I’ll let you in when I need you to be strong. Like I said, no one can be strong all the time, and that includes me. It’s hard for me to be vulnerable, but I trust you with all my heart. When I’m feeling weak, I’ll let you be my strength.
  5. I’ll agree to disagree on a lot of things. You and I are two very different people, and we don’t agree on much aside from the fact that we love each other. Well, that’s enough for me. I know that you respect our differences,and so do I. We’re living proof that two people can be completely different and absolutely compatible.
  6. I’ll make love to you, not just screw. When it comes to you and I, we both know that our time together is magical because of the connection we have. As amazing as that connection is, it’s not 100% inherent; we both have to choose to prioritize our love every day, and that’s exactly what I’ll do as long as you’re mine.
  7. I’ll be consistently honest with you. You may not always want to hear the truth, but I wouldn’t be doing you any favors by lying. Even when it’s hard to hear, I’ll be the one who tells you the truth out of respect for you and our relationship.
  8. I’ll respect your autonomy. We are in a committed relationship, but we both have our own lives as well, and we don’t need to to be joined at the hip 24/7. In fact, that would be bad for our relationship; we both need to maintain our own hobbies and social circles for our own good. Rest assured that I’ll never be the girl who’s mad at you for spending an evening with your friends; I’ll be the girl who uses that evening to enjoy my own independence as well.
  9. I’ll be faithful to you. To me, being faithful means more than simply abstaining from getting physical with other guys; it means considering the implications of every action that crosses my mind. If I know something would hurt or disrespect you in any way, I’ll take the high road because you’re so important to me.
  10. I’ll always encourage you to be the best version of yourself. You’re pretty good at that on your own, but sometimes an outside perspective is valuable. When I see an opportunity for you to better yourself, I’ll support and encourage you in every way. I see it as investing my time and effort, because I see this lasting forever. In my opinion, forever is a pretty worthwhile investment.
Anna Martin Yonk is a freelance writer and blogger in sunny North Carolina. She loves hanging out with her goofy husband and two rescue dogs and can be found at the beach with a drink in hand whenever possible. You can find her on Instagram @mrsyonkdogmom or on her Facebook page.