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  1. Kiss like you mean it.
  2. Remember their birthday, every year.
  3. Make them feel special, even on a monday night with a forecast of rain.
  4. Befriend their Mom, she will tell you stories that no one else can.
  5. Order each other food at restaurants, just to try something new.
  6. Shower together, you may learn to love your body, by seeing the desire and passion in your partners eyes.
  7. Leave notes when you go out for the day, it will make you feel safe.
  8. Watch the Breakfast Club, and pump up your fist in the end, even if it only happens once.
  9. Care for each other when sick, soup is the easiest thing to make.
  10. Make chocolate covered strawberries in summer simply because you can.
  11. Go fishing with their Dad, and listen to what he has to say, even if he may have trouble saying it.
  12. Give each other little presents, even if its just a rose on friday the 13th.
  13. Get angry, but forgive.
  14. Love, love with all you’ve got.
14 things to remember in a relationship (via officialdrunk)  (via starspangledluke)

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45 Things I Want to See Less of in Stories

elumish:

  1. The quiet, stoic man who is only antisocial because he is secretly gay
  2. The bisexual woman who turns out to be really actually straight
  3. The bisexual man who turns out to be really actually gay
  4. Sex solving relationships
  5. Dysfunctional relationships having no-caveat happily-ever-afters
  6. Strong women ending up being submissive to men
  7. People changing their personalities without reason
  8. People solving all of their problems the first time
  9. Relationships curing mental illnesses
  10. Ability not matching training
  11. The girl being a virgin but the guy being uber-experienced
  12. The girl having sexual experience and being shamed for it
  13. Girls having had lots of sex being seen as self-destructive while guys having had lots of sex being seen as normal
  14. People adjusting to rapid changes in their lives with no difficulty
  15. The girl fixing the broken guy (usually through sex)
  16. People having the necessary abilities without doing any work
  17. The main character being the smartest person in the room
  18. The main character being great at whatever they try
  19. The main character being able to do everything and solve every problem
  20. Magic without consequences
  21. Hidden magical societies for no reason
  22. The main character who is a reader
  23. The petty teenage girl whose only real sins are not being a reader and liking fashion
  24. The child who is “wise beyond their years”
  25. Stories that take an extended period of time with no apparent seasons
  26. Battles that don’t account for the environment
  27. Mythical creatures only being based in Christian or European mythology
  28. The only mythical creatures in East-Asian-inspired stories being dragons
  29. Everyone being cisgenered, white, and heterosexual
  30. Women needing to be saved by men
  31. Rape of a woman as a motivator for a male relative/friend/romantic or sexual partner
  32. Murder of a woman as a motivator for a male relative/friend/romantic or sexual partner
  33. Unqualified people ending up in charge of making major decisions
  34. The missing parent who is uber-powerful
  35. The dysfunctional parent
  36. The white savior
  37. The token black character
  38. The token gay character
  39. Judeo-Christian or Abrahamic morality in a non-Judeo-Christian/Abrahamic society
  40. Having cities with no poverty
  41. Continuously available clean water in non-modern/first-world country
  42. Conlangs being based on Romance languages
  43. Conlangs having excessive apostrophes
  44. Made-up biology
  45. A lack of research
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