Even If It Doesn’t Work Out, Loving Someone Is Never Time Wasted

by Kimverlyn

Thought Catalog

I always see relationship advice about not “wasting time” dating someone who has incompatible future goals with you; specifically, dating someone who does not ever want to get married and never wants to have children, when those are two things you have always hoped for in the future. I agree you should not enter a relationship with someone who has such opposing views on these issues and hope that one of you will eventually change your minds if you stay together long enough. You should never enter a relationship and hope for someone to change: love them for who they are, as they are. Don’t hope they will change, don’t expect them to change.

But sometimes things happen, like love finding you unexpectedly: right after meeting someone for the first time, standing underneath the stars after a dinner party, and kissing because it is the perfect moment. Sometimes you end…

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