If it's not that crazy passionate, I can't stop thinking about you kind of love, it's not worth pursuing.
With Sam and I, it's never been crazy passionate, have to say I love you all the time, just wanna be with you every second kind of love. It's always been a more comfortable, easy going kind of love. And I'll be honest, that used to bother me. I wanted him to act that head-over-heels kind of way, but it's just not him. And that doesn't mean that he doesn't love me, or that he loves me less than other guys I've dated who did basically worship the ground I walked on. It just means that he loves me in a different way. And that's perfectly fine.
When you truly love someone you hate being away from them.
Being apart is something that Sam and I handle with ease, and this is how I know that our love is true. But that doesn't mean that if you have a hard time being away from your SO that you two aren't as great together as Sam and I are. For us, separation is just a part of life, and if we couldn't handle it then we'd have no business being together. We want to get into careers that will keep us away from each other a lot, even after we're married, so the fact that we can spend six months apart without flinching means, to me, that we make a damn good couple. But if you and your hubs can't stand being away from each other for one night, and you never really have to, then that's fine, too! Because everyone's love is different.
If you stay together no matter how hard it gets, that shows you truly love your partner.
Nope, sometimes it just shows you don't know when to walk away. If being with someone makes you feel worse then being without them, it might not even be worth your time.
You shouldn't want to change anything about your partner.
No, you shouldn't go into a relationship thinking "he'll be a great boyfriend right after I change this," but you should want your SO to change, and you should also want them to change you. Relationships are about growth, and if you aren't growing and changing together, for the better, then what are you getting out of it?
So the moral of the story is- your relationship is probably never going to match up to every single bullet point on some dumb list about what love should be, because love shouldn't be anything, except just right for you. And on the off chance it does match up, that doesn't make your relationship any better than mine. Remember that what works for someone else isn't always what works for you, and vice versa. Whoops. I just gave you relationship advice.