I know you didn’t mean it, but when you told me “looks like your stomach is getting bigger” while we were driving a few weeks ago…it messed with me.
I know your mom didn’t mean it, but when she said, “you can’t eat fried food anymore” or “if you eat you’ll get fatter” or “you’re the only one that can’t fit into any of the dresses properly”…it messed with me again.
I haven’t even able to get any of those things out of my mind.
So you know what I’m going to do with all of that now?
I’m going to change.
So that everyone will say, “she’s the only one that can fit perfectly in those dresses” or “has your stomach gotten smaller?” Or “you’ve gotten skinnier”
When I hear that I’ll feel better.
When I hear that I’ll be perfect.

I am no expert on love,
But I have a few suggestions to keeping your love alive.
1- Don’t fall asleep angry. But if you do, wake up in the middle of the night and hold her as close as you can.
2- Laugh during sex, especially if you bump heads. If you aren’t laughing, you’re with the wrong person.
3- If you don’t feel comfortable dancing naked with your partner and showing them your four chins when you laugh, you’re doing it wrong.
4- Romance isn’t for everyone, but a post-it note in their lunchbox telling them they’re the best will never go amiss.
5- Don’t cling to them at parties. Dance with friends and spend time with acquaintances, but wink at each other across the room.
6- Keep everything 50/50, or you will fall out of balance.
7- Stop comparing your relationship to others- you are you, don’t try to be someone else.
8- Be kind. Give them space when they need it, but be their home when they come back.
9- Be proud to love them.
10- Support them through whatever they do in life, even if it’s a stupid decision. People need to make their own mistakes, but be there if it falls apart, and never say ‘I told you so’.
And most of all, love with your whole heart, or don’t love at all.