L 💜 V E isn’t hard. It’s free-flowing. It’s simple. Two people wanna be together and they show up for each other. •
Sure, relationships take work: learning about each other — communication styles, what pushes the other one’s buttons, etc — growing together, accepting each other for all of your perfectly imperfectness. •
As with anything in life, if you want someone or something badly enough, you choose to do the work, but that’s not hard. It’s part of the process — the fun part.
You put forth the effort because you WANT to. You do what it takes, you figure it out, you do the work because imagining life without your person... THAT is hard.
“Sometimes one of you is going to give more than the other, that’s just the way it is. But if you’re only giving 50%, then you’re not really trying. It’s give and take, always. At some point, whoever’s taking at one moment will be the one doing the giving later. You can’t keep score.”⠀
My grandmother is so wise. And her wisdom has saved me many times. ⠀
It was 10.30pm and it was almost time to go out. Alec was almost ready. He was standing in front of the mirror in his bathroom, staring at his reflection. After his long run and the strange thing (he didn’t even know how to call it) that happened outside the subway and in front of one of the buildings of Brooklyn, he had got back home and threw himself on his lunch, since he was basically starving. Then he had took a long hot boiling shower to ease his sore muscles and after that he tried to do some work at home, answering some emails and doing some paperwork, just to let his mind concentrate on other things. But that haven’t kept him busy as long as he wished so he decided to take a refreshing nap. He definitely needed it, after all the kilometers he must have ran earlier. He slept for five hours and when he woke up he quickly made dinner for himself and started to get ready for the night. He had texted Izzy and she told him they were headed to Pandemonium, a famous nightclub where they often hang out on Fridays to have some fun all together. Not that Alec was the type of man that liked hanging out in a nightclub every weekend, but sometimes it was great being with his family and friends and just being able to ease his stress by dancing and drinking til his head and heart felt lighter. Alec liked those nights, especially because Jace and Simon usually got themselves in some sort of troubles or they simply managed to embarrass themselves. In the end Simon and Jace never regretted being laughed at, since they were the first ones who were always laughing their butts off; Alec liked that, a lot, and Clary and Izzy did too so it was a win-win situation for them. Still looking at the mirror, he sprayed some cologne on his neck and wrists. It was a gift Clary got him a few months ago. He let out a hum of agreement sniffing the air, liking the perfume. After a last look at his reflection Alec got out of the bathroom and went back to his bedroom. He picked up his navy blue jacket and in a swift move he put it on his simple white shirt. ⬇️MORE IN THE COMMENTS⬇️