At this time of year we are encouraged to take a look at our relationship and think about what it really means to us, hopefully with the aim of reaffirming things and realising just how well we have it. It’s time to think of all the little things we appreciate, and share this appreciation with others. It may be a little embarrassing to open up about all this, but I want you to know how I feel and be honest from the start.
When I met you I was just coming out of a long term relationship which hadn’t worked out. In it we had been surviving and getting through things, but going through the motions and not really caring for one another as we deserved. I took the tough but right decision to leave, and it was at that time that you came into my life.
At first, I think we’d both admit that things were tentative at best. We spent the first few weeks and months feeling our way around each other, gently nudging at some boundaries and working out each others expectations. There were a few ups and a couple of downs, and I have to be honest with you when I say that to begin with I wasn’t sure if we were as right for each other as we hoped. (more…)