Third Wheeling The Goofy Couple

Third Wheeling The Goofy Couple

Mr. & Mrs. Goofball, the couple some of us aspire to be.
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As someone who is constantly single, it is good to have a close relationship with a couple. It makes you understand the standards you want to have in your own relationship. Personally, I believe I am an emotional person who also is pretty in tuned with what is happening to the people I care most about. But in my long-term career as being the third wheel I have come across some thoughts that I am wanting to share.

I cannot go days without hearing from one of them. Whether it be a rant or a simple meme. I love these two just the way they are. The ‘Goofballs’ are not your average couple. They are better, more genuine and an example of adornment for the other.

To me, I never felt like I was actually third wheeling them. I was always included in what they wanted to do and I appreciate them all the time. They are fun-loving and inclusive to anyone that is around them. The first couple of times I saw them together, I was not even sure that they were dating. When I think of the two of them, I think of friendship, they are friends first and THAT is how I think a relationship should be built off of. They always check in on one another but they do not hover or crowd the other.

The ‘Goofballs’ are a couple that I hope everyone has in their lives, because they are truly amazing. They are the kind of couple who you can hang out with one or the other or both and it does not feel like either one is lacking without the other. They argue, a lot, but you can tell it is out of love, not hate. They support each other and whatever the other is doing, and they even get dressed up if they need to. (neither of them like dressing up for anything)

Mrs. Goofball would probably describe her Mister as “One of a Kind” and I completely agree. They can be serious but know when to have fun and I admire that about them. They are both independent people and know when to stand alone and when to stand together. Watching them grow together and them improving each other is a real blessing.

The two are adventurous and make memories as they go along; which I am happy to have been apart of some of the memories. I see a happy and wild future for them both and I cannot wait to continue to be the extra wheel to their relationship.

Find that kind of couple.

The kind of friends who will not leave you simply because they are in a relationship. Instead the relationship empowers everyone around them. Looking back, I cannot fully think of my college life without the two of them in it.

So thank you to the Goofballs, thanks for taking me under your wing. Bringing me on your adventures, meeting new people and creating laughs along the way. I hope you have learn something from me as I have learn many things from the both of you. Including finding my voice.

Cover Image Credit: Deb Greengold

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An Open Letter To My Boyfriend's Mom

A simple thank you is not enough.
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Your son and I have been dating a while now and I just wanted to thank you for everything.

Wow, where do I start? Ever since the day your son brought me into your home you have shown me nothing but kindness. I have not one negative thought about you and I am truly thankful for that. I first and foremost want to thank you for welcoming me with open arms. There are horror stories of mothers resenting their son's girlfriends and I am blessed there is no resentment or harsh feelings.

Thank you for treating me like one of your children, with so much love but knowing exactly when to tease me.

Thank you for sticking up for me when your son teases me, even though I know it’s all in good fun it's always comforting knowing you have someone by your side.

Thank you for raising a man who respects women and knows how to take responsibility of mistakes and not a boy who is immature and doesn’t take responsibility.

Thank you for always including me in family affairs, I may not be blood family but you do everything you can to make sure I feel like I am.

Thank you for letting me make memories with your family.

There is nothing I value more in this world then memories with friends and family and I am thankful you want and are willing to include me in yours. I have so much to thank you for my thoughts keep running together.

The most important thing I have to thank you for is for trusting me with your son. I know how precious and valuable he is and I won't break his heart. I will do everything I can to make him happy. This means more than you could ever imagine and I promise I will never break your trust.

The second most important thing I must thank you for is for accepting me for who I am. Never have you ever wished I looked like another girl or acted like another girl. You simply love and care for me and that’s all I could ever ask. Every person in this world is a unique different person and understanding that means a lot.

The third most important thing I must thank you is teaching me how to one day in the future treat a potential girlfriend that I may interact with as a mother. I am not a mother, but I one day plan to be. If I ever have a son it is because of how you treated me that I am able to be a humble loving mother to this new face that could one day walk into my door. How you have treated me has taught me how I should one day be in the future and I thank you for that.

This may seem all over the place but that’s how my brain gets when I try and thank you for everything you have done for me. It’s all so much and even the little things are so important so I promise my scattered thoughts are all with good intentions and not meant to bombard you. I just want to get the idea across to you that you are important and special to me and everything you do does not go unnoticed.

Sincerely,

Your Son’s Girlfriend

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It's Time For Romance Movies To Start Portraying Love And Relationships More Accurately

It's 2019, get with the times.

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Currently, on TV and in the movies, many romance movies have the same storyline. If it's on Hallmark, two people fall in love and complete some kind of mission. If it's in the movies two people date/fall in love, something causes them to break up, then they get back together and everyone lives happily ever after.

The problem is that all of these plots are seriously unrealistic.

All of these movies and TV shows just inaccurately portray how a relationship works in real life. A real relationship takes a lot of work, time, and effort. Not everything is candy canes, unicorns, and comes so easily. There are so many other factors that people have to think about.

I really got into watching these romantic type movies when I started watching PG-13 movies. I would watch them and picture all my relationships going this way. But these movies painted the wrong picture of relationships. I'm not saying my boyfriend is a bad boyfriend at all, he is wonderful! But we both have learned it takes a lot of work, time, effort, and communication. These are things very few romance movies teach us.

Also, everyone expects things from their significant others from what they see in these movies. I was one of those people, but then real life hit. There are bills, jobs, and time management that you have to consider. This doesn't mean that my boyfriend and I don't go out, but we have to choose wisely for what we do and when we do it! We have also found fun things to do at home in place of going out in order to save money.

I understand that many people like to watch these programs and enjoy them. But there needs to be a change to accurately portray a relationship. Personally, I think this is why many young people's relationships don't last - they have watched this easy relationship develop and stay in a movie and they haven't seen what it is like in real life.

So, to those who produce these types of movies and shows, it's time that you start making things more realistic.

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