“If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more we may live ever.”—Anne Bradstreet, ”To my Dear and Loving Husband”
“If a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him. If she can hesitate as to “Yes,” she ought to say “No” directly. It is not a state to be safety entered into with doubtful feelings, with half a heart.”—Emma by Jane Austen
“Sometimes to chase after your future you have to stop running and plant yourself in one place. Take a stand, and fight for what you want. And know, that even after the darkest nights the dawn will come. And, you will find a place where you don’t have to hide. A place to call home.”—The Carrie Diaries
We fight with everyone. We fight with our close friends, our enemies, frenemies, parents, boyfriends, aunts and sisters. Yet, we still love them (most of them anyway). Fighting with your boyfriend is considered to be necessary because it shows that you can stand up for something and so can he. However, you can have two different kinds of fights. The first one is the bickering that occurs randomly and over absolutely nothing. For example, he forgot to bring you flowers, or he forgot to call you at 12:00AM on your birthday. These fights simply keep the relationship feisty and often bring the couple together even stronger when they make up. The second category is the fights that happen because one or both of the partners did something wrong. For example, you cheat on your partner, or you disrespect them or vice versa. These fights are ones you should aim to avoid because they will only weaken your relationship and eventually will be the cause of your breakup.
“New York has a way of changing you. Sometimes in ways you don’t expect. But it doesn’t just harden you, or bring out the animal in you, it could also bring out the humanity. And as our instincts change, so do our actions. And sometimes, the city simply brings out what’s already inside of you — a killer instinct. Which may be scary, or may just be about survival. But sometimes, it’s hard to tell the difference.”—The Carrie Diaries