8 years ago when Justin Bieber was a little baby crooner one of his first singles was on the radio and I was driving to work thinking about the line I dont know how, but I had spent twenty some years thinking about and being in relationships without understanding this simple little-kid truth: youre supposed to get back what you put into other people, too. Someone is going to carry your baggage one day, you and you have to learn how to let them.
I like to think of relationships as being all about me because that is all that I am in control of. I like to focus on what I get out of the act of loving someone. I like to be Marissa Tomei in handling the object of her affection with a tenderness that is unselfish to the point that it’s almost maternal.