Every relationship has its ups and downs. It's a never-ending roller coaster ride.
We may argue and struggle along the way, but I need you to remember this above all else: I'm not like the typical girls you’re used to dating. With time, I hope to prove that to you.
I’m not vain, and I’m definitely not mean-spirited or spiteful. Sometimes I can be a little too critical or direct, but my heart is pure. If you don’t believe anything else, believe that. And know that I would never ever go out of my way to hurt you.
Through all the rough patches we may hit along the way, that will never change.
If you stay with me, I can’t guarantee that everything will be perfect. No relationship is. But I can pledge these 10 things to you, unconditionally.
1. I will never belittle you or put you down.
If you confide in me, I won't hold anything you tell me against you. I won’t share anything meant to be private, and I’ll never make you feel small.
2. I will never embarrass you in front of your friends or mine.
If I ever do, I promise that it was completely unintentional. I would never purposefully hurt or shame you like that. If something were to come up, I’d wait until we were alone to talk about it.
3. I will never stop being truthful.
I’m generally not a passive aggressive person, although it does sometimes happen. I promise to just tell you straight up how I feel, even if I think it’s stupid or uncomfortable.
4. I will never flirt with guys to get your attention.
If I’m not getting enough attention from you, you’ll hear it from me. I won’t go looking for it elsewhere, and I’d never throw something like that in your face.
5. I will never take advantage of you.
I won’t use you or take you for granted. If anything, I won’t ask enough of you. I've always had a hard time asking for help from anyone; I just feel like too much of a bother. I'd rather tough it out on my own.
6. I will never expect you to take care of me, financially or otherwise.
I have my own career, and I don’t expect you to have to babysit me. I know how to take care of myself, and I’d never put that heavy burden on you.
7. I will never try to control or change you.
Sometimes I get a little jealous, and yes I do get a little controlling at times. But it will never be more than that. I’ll never put you on a leash or tell you how to live your life.
8. I will never do anything to betray your trust.
I’d never lie to you or put myself in a situation I know would upset you. I expect certain things of you, so why would I act any differently?
9. I will never act in retaliation.
If you do something that upsets me, know that I will never act out in revenge. We’re sure to have a few heated fights, but I will never take it any farther.
10. I will never hold the past against you.
I won’t bring up previous arguments or issues just to get the upper hand. If I say I’ve forgiven you for something, I won’t use it against you to prove a point or “win�? a fight. The past is the past.
Now, I’m not saying I won’t make mistakes. I will, and it will probably happen more than once. I’m human and by no means perfect.
But I will do my best to learn from them and not make the same mistakes twice.
That is my never ending promise to you.
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