Love is for asshats, too!

Love is not a bouquet of roses. It doesn’t ride up to you on steed and sweep you off your feet and carry you away to eternal happiness. Your beloved will not shoot rainbows out of his or her ass. No, it’s better than that, because all of those things are bullshit, and love isn’t.

Love is someone choosing to be with you even though you’re an asshat.

It’s a person who helps you when they don’t want to, because you need that help and bad stuff is going to happen if you don’t get it.

Love goes out to the Walgreen’s at 9:30 PM because you’ve got a bad headache and the last Advil is long-fucking-gone and you won’t sleep if you can’t get some medicine.

You know you’re truly loved if your partner thinks you’re sexy even when you’re going to bed in an old, stretched-out tank top and shorts where the fly won’t button.

If your partner will let you sit in the car with the heater on while they go outside in the freezing rain to scrape ice off of the windshield, you are loved.

When you’re really loved, it doesn’t matter how much you burned the grilled cheese, because the other person will still eat it (and tell the kids to thank you for the yummy dinner).

Love doesn’t mind being the Designated Driver so you can have that fourth vodka/cranberry.

If you’ve ever gotten a text message saying, Come upstairs. I miss you! you are loved.

That look of disappointment on Valentine’s Day when all you did was post a blog? That’s love, too, and it expected more from you, you selfish prick. Try not to let it down this way again next year.


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4 Responses to Love is for asshats, too!

  1. Judi Grewell says:

    While reading your blog, I was worried that you didn’t get it, but then I read the finish. I’m really not sure you understand the importance of roses, candy, or whatever; however, It is occurring to you and that is a good sign. Yes, Andrew all the things you-outlined in your blog are true, but they tell about how you are loved. There is the other side of the relationship which is your opportunity to show how you love. This is where you do thoughtful, caring, things for your partner. Sometimes that is a bouquet or candy, or even a small piece of jewelry. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  2. tina says:

    Yeah, I couldn’t put it any better. I have been married for 23 years February 17th. I thank Dog every day that this man has put up with all of my shenanigans through the years. I am not a smart woman, but I do know what love is. Thanks Forrest.

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