I’ve written about this subject before. I firmly believe that every new relationship has a brief window of opportunity in which to find something magical and once that window closes, it’s nearly impossible to open it again.
Of course there are exceptions to that rule. There are exceptions to any rule. Life is full of exceptions. But in general I believe that my theory holds true.
I also believe that taking someone you love for granted is probably one of the worst things you can do to that person. It’s usually very subtle but once it takes root, it can be very difficult to stop the spread. Until that relationship is choking for life, withers and dies.
I am here to tell you straight up if you are taking someone for granted in your life – stop! Now. Do not wait another day. Unless you really don’t care about that person, in which case they are better off without you anyway. But if you tell yourself that you truly care about them then you owe it to them, and to yourself, to nurture that relationship with all your being. Because once it’s gone… it’s gone.
I wish someone could have made me believe that when I needed to the most. I’m tired of seeing those windows close.