Imperfect Love

I was struck yesterday thinking about the fact that none of us are perfect. We all have our own quirks, flaws and weaknesses. Some of those things we can work on, improve, and perhaps even eliminate along the way, but we are never “finished”.

Being in a relationship makes the whole issue of our imperfections even more complicated. Our partner has the potential of helping or hampering our progress. Sometimes two individuals’ issues clash. Other times they mesh. I think the most important part of a relationship is continuing to love one another despite those imperfections and weaknesses.

Imperfect love means accepting those flaws and faults. It means doing better ‘next time’, knowing that there will still come a day when you mess it up again. It means knowing that day will come again, when they make a mistake and screw up, and choosing to love them anyhow.

Imperfect love means that sometimes you get hurt along the way…and sometimes you do the hurting. And yet, you keep on loving. Because despite the hurt, despite the imperfections and weaknesses and all the other crap we have to deal with…the love is worth it.

5 Responses

  1. We’re all imperfect looking for perfect love, aren’t we?

    Thanks for the reminder that no matter what, love always shines through.

  2. Right… see, sometimes those imperfections are what we fall in love with in the first place… and then they become annoying later… yet, they aren’t big enough to cause a rift or make us fall “out of” love with them… unless we allow them to. And that is the key, isn’t it?

  3. and then there are the times you need to wake up and simply walk away..I think I’ve finally realized that lesson.. one of the hardest I’ve learned

  4. Exactly. I want to find someone who’s in it for the long haul as we work through all the imperfections together. That’s really the most important thing.

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