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Because real love trusts. Trusts that it'll be there when one leaves and returns. Trusts that it'll remain true and just as deep as it always was. Trusts that it'll grow and grow. Trusts that it doesn't need constant stimulation to blossom and bloom. 💜

True love and real friendship aren’t about being inseparable. These relationships are about two people being true to each other even when they are separated. When it comes to relationships, remaining faithful is never an option, but an obligation. - via: http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/01/29/20-things-to-start-doing-in-your-relationships/

I got some help defining this duality from Pema Chodron this morning in Things Fall Apart (thank you , Jen!). She describes a sign pinned to her wall that reads: “only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.”