Today I was talking to my Army man about our dreams and some of my future plans. I mentioned how selfish my last relationship was — everything we did was to make him happy and work toward his goals together. My opinion or desires never mattered. Moving forward I want to be someone’s partner in crime instead of their sidekick.
His reply to this was my favorite. He said, “But babe, we always do what I want to do too! I feel bad now.”
I quickly felt very confused, as he’s always been extremely kind and is one of the most selfless people I know. After a second of thinking I asked, “Huh? What do you mean?”
I heard him smile over the phone as he replied, “I always want to do whatever you want to do.”
My heart is so happy it hurts.