I have been passionate about love stories since I was a child. I used to dream of having a relationship worthy of a Hollywood movie. For a long time I longed for a guy who was just like the ones I saw in the movies, although deep down I knew that these men do not exist in real life. What can I do… I’m a hopeless romantic!
Every time I went out with a guy, I used to think that I had met the perfect person for me. I even imagined that things worked out and we ended up married, with children and traveling the world (I know, I’m an intense person). However, although I always came across great human beings, my rom-com movie love story did not happen.
Over time, I began to believe that I was not made for love relationships. So, I decided to learn to have a good time with me. Loneliness became my friend and taught me to know and to love myself. But deep down, I kept asking the universe to cross my path with someone special. Two years ago, the universe listened to me … and granted my desire.
In November of 2015 I met Mark. From the first moment we met, I knew he was someone I wanted to bring into my life. He is a very kind, funny, generous, intelligent … With the passing of months, he became my best friend (although at that time I did not think where he would go our history).
A year after we met, in November of 2016, Mark moved into the house that we now share. That was the moment when I stopped living in a house and started living in a home. Since Mark moved into this house I now have someone to have breakfast, lunch and dinner with; with whom to share my reading nights; someone to tell him about my day and that tells me about his; we started making trips together and also some plans … Without realising it, I had put aside the “I” to make room for “us”.
I had idealised so much the image of the man I was waiting for, that I didn’t realise that everything I had always looked for was next to me! Until one day Mark told me he had feelings for me. I freaked out, it was something I did not expect (or something I did not want to see). When I realised that Mark was what I had always asked for, but I did not know what to do and I just froze. Fear seized me: What if I ended up hurting him or if he hurts me? Would it be worth risking our friendship? What if it doesn’t work?
At the end, I decided to open up my heart and take the risk. And I’m very happy. Mark is not the Hollywood heartthrob that I’ve always dreamed of … he is much better, because he’s real! I love the fact that we are still best friends, only now we are better friends with benefits… hahaha. I love sharing life with him, because he respects me, supports me, entertains me, lets me contribute things to his life and, above all, makes me feel loved in a way that nobody had ever made me feel before.
All my life I thought there was nothing better than having a love story like the ones in movies. Today, I know there is something better: having a love story with your best friend.
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🎶You are the bearer of unconditional things You held your breath and the door for me Thanks for your patience You're the best listener that I've ever met You're my best friend Best friend with benefits What took me so long🎶 . . . Song: Head over feet – Alanis Morissette . . . #BestFriendsWithBenefits #vainillaychocolate #migüero #loveislove #lovewins