I Asked My Boyfriend If He Loved Me and He Said 'I Love You Enough.'

I Asked My Boyfriend If He Loved Me and He Said 'I Love You Enough.'

What does enough even mean?

My first reaction was "hold up, what the f do you mean when you say enough?" I'm in my head thinking like, "This boy just really called me out here. Making me sound like I crave a lot of attention" (which is kinda true). No, I wasn't asking him in that way at all, but it just sounded like I did.

However, when I heard the word "enough," I immediately associated it with something being wrong in our relationship.

In conversations about relationship conflict normally you'd hear the word enough in phrases like "When is enough?" Usually followed by, "How much longer are you going to put up with them?" Or "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!" The word enough is almost always associated with something negative, but this was not the case.

Instead of taking a few more seconds to think about all the things he had done for me already, I was offended by the word. I'm over here pouring out heart and soul and he had the audacity to just say...ENOUGH?!

Before I started a fight with him I realized I'd only been seeing him for a few months (felt like forever) and "enough" was actually a lot.

Enough for him meant getting me tacos and coffee at 10 pm when I was writing my final paper. It meant face timing me after a 14 hour work day, every day since we've been apart. Enough meant making me breakfast in the morning every time I slept over and the list goes on and on. To him, enough meant a lot more than the word itself.

I mean, he could have chosen a different word but realistically how much can someone love a person in a short amount of time? We tend to have this misconception of love where it's supposed to happen overnight and you're supposed to love someone unconditionally after a few days.

We live in the real world people, not a fairy tale. True love only exists after months and months of the torment of trying to get to know one another.

Although the word enough has an uneasy ring to it, we shouldn't take it the wrong way. Instead of feeling uncomfortable with the use of the word I appreciated his honesty.

"Enough" can be flexible and it can grow. If anything it allows you to think about how much you are willing to do for your partner. Hopefully, your idea of "enough" aligns with your partner’s because when it comes down to it enough can mean different things to each person in a relationship, and that's where it gets messy.

I'm definitely not the best person to give relationship advice but I've had ENOUGH experience to know that having too many expectations may ruin a relationship. No, I'm not telling you to settle for less. Everyone has expectations but be realistic about them; you grow with time as a couple. We're not telepathic, so talk to each other about your wants and needs.

Everything my boyfriend has done so far has definitely exceeded all my expectations and I'm not expecting anything more from him... yet.

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6 Important Must Knows For Dating Sassy And Sarcastic Girls

Brace yourselves boys, she's a tough one.

Dating a girl with a big personality can be tricky. They are some of the most amazing girls but to keep them, one needs to understand them. Here are six important things you must be aware of before you give your heart to a sassy and sarcastic girl.

1. Stubborn

She is going to be the most stubborn creature you will ever meet. I say "creature" because she might actually scare you with how much she refuses to back down until you have full proof she is wrong. And if you can’t prove her wrong, just suck up your pride and let her be right or she’ll never quit. But just remember that she’s simply passionate about whatever it is and you should be proud of her for that.

2. Bluntness

She is going to be blunt. So be prepared to hear the truth. She isn’t going to care how mad you get, if you’re being rude, she won’t be afraid to put you in your place. If your choice of clothing isn’t matching, she’ll tell you. Whatever it is, she isn’t going to keep the truth from you. Sometimes it’s subtle, sometimes she’s just a little too straightforward.

3. Sensitivity

Be careful sometimes with your choice of words. Though she is blunt, she is also sensitive. Her sarcastic personality is sometimes just a defense mechanism because she fears opening up. She worries a lot and continues to ponder the things you say. Remind her she is loved.

4. Friends

She is going to have a lot more guy friends than she will have girl friends. Why? Because guys tend to find more humor in her sarcasm and don’t take it so personal, whereas other girls take it as she’s being serious and just rude. However, don’t be jealous because trust me, you’re 100 percent hers and those guy friends are just that — friends.

5. Insults

She’s not going to flirt with you by giggling and blushing and calling you cute. She’s going to call you an idiot and smack you across the shoulder or back because to her, that’s easier than being all giddy and speechless over how much she likes you. And even when she’s calling you names, which really is in all fun and games, she doesn’t mean it seriously, she’s actually just saying “I love you” in her own special language.

6. Shorty

If she’s short in addition to being sassy and sarcastic, you’re in for a big treat with her. She is not only going to be full of fast wit, but she is going to have so much spunk in her you won’t know what to do. She will be so feisty that she won’t be afraid of anything or anyone and you yourself won’t even know how to handle her. That’s what makes her special.

It takes a certain type of person to be able to give their heart to someone who can so easily break it with their strong headed personality. But a sarcastic and sassy girl is going to be the one girl who is going to love you with all that she has. Treat her right, and she’ll treat you right.

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To The Friend I Rarely See Anymore

I wish you nothing but the best.


When we graduated high school, we thought it was the end for us. The distance would ruin us and we wouldn't be able to call ourselves friends. Thankfully, you were my rock for the first year of school. You were the one I turned to when the adjustment was hard or when I needed someone to talk to and just listen. We never lost our connection for a whole year. We proved that nothing could pull us apart no matter how far the distance, no matter the different schedules. We were still best friends.

Another summer came and we only got stronger. We went on countless beach trips, late night hangouts, and Starbucks runs. I didn't even think it was possible to be this much closer to you than we already were. If we weren't together, we would Snapchat or text to never stop the conversation.

Now summer ended, we didn't think twice about losing our connection this time. We had a bond stronger than anyone could fathom. We once again went our separate ways and kept our texting and Snapchat habits.

But something changed.

It must've been the comfort level of sophomore year. It must've been all the new friends we got. It must have been the boys who entered our lives. We don't speak anymore. I haven't seen you since winter break. I haven't texted you since New Year's Eve. Our connection, one that was once thought to be indestructible, came crumbling down with sophomore year. I am not going to lie, sophomore year was the best of my life, but I knew you were missing the whole time. It wasn't the same without you.

I'm not upset you chose to focus your time and life on your new boyfriend. I am happy for you. I am not upset you spend more time with your school friends. I am happy for you. I am not upset you don't text me anymore and killed our streak. I know you're living a happy life. And I am too.

We may have gone our separate ways like we never imagined, but I am happy you are finally happy. Don't forget for one second that I will always be here for you. I will still always answer your text. I will still always be your shoulder to cry on even when no one else is there for you. I wish you nothing but the best, and I hope you're doing ok.

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