More words of wisdom from Stephanie Klein. Oh, stop. I know you can't go one whole day without reading about her. Please.
"Love doesn’t happen in six months; it happens over time, over the flu, and wardrobe malfunctions, over ‘rhea, and 'I don’t know if this will work' fights. It happens without makeup, after you meet parents, and deal with the fact that his mother doesn’t think you’re right for him. You don’t really know someone until you’ve had a summer, until you’ve survived Patron and awkward moments with an ex-girlfriend. Until you’ve survived disappointment and given up all your outs, all your safety blanket boyfriends."
"That’s just what I want… a best friend I can’t keep my hands off. Someone who won’t mind picking the parts I can’t reach, who will understand my need to pluck things, and my obsession with seeing exactly how much white comes out of the things that get popped. Someone who gets how much I love Linus’ Woodstock yawn, and how I live for his sigh as he settles under the covers. At the end of the day, I want someone who I can just be me with, even if the me is crazy or neurotic sometimes. Someone who can call me on my neurosis and kiss me through it. Confidence is hot, but friendship, the kind that makes you snort, is what life is really about at the end of the day. We’re all, on some level, insecure and worried, wanting nothing more than for the person we like to think we’re together and confident, but to love us more when they discover our fixations."
"Here’s my stance on cheating: doing anything you wouldn’t normally do in front of your partner is cheating. If you wouldn’t do it with your spouse, girlfriend, exclusive anyone standing over your shoulder, then you shouldn’t be doing it."
Thank you, Stephanie. My sentiments, exactly.