I am in an undefined relationship with the love of my life.
I love the relationship that I have with my partner because, even though we have no title for it, we know that we care for each other deeply.
Both of us came to the conclusion that our relationship can’t be placed into a box. We’ve moved from being friends, but we’re not yet at the stage where we’re dating. Perhaps the lack of a label on our relationship has to do with the fact that we’re still getting our individual lives on track after relationship set-backs.
The relationship with the love of my life started as an innocent friendship five years ago when we were colleagues.
We started off with greeting each other politely and engaging in light conversation whenever we bumped into each other while going on about our day.
Soon enough, greetings turned into great conversation. I felt relaxed in his company after I realized that we have so much in common. Among other things, we shared a love for good food and doing absolutely nothing on weekends. After a while, I started falling in love with him. But I immediately dismissed those feelings because I thought that he didn’t feel the same way, and I didn’t want to ruin what we had.
We went on a work trip out of town for a couple of days during the week on an assignment, and I must say that it felt like a road trip because we were chatting and laughing all the way. When we got to our hotel, we discovered that our room bookings got mixed up, and we were booked into one room for two people sharing. We didn’t feel awkward about sharing a room as we were already comfortable with each other.
As the day made way for nighttime, we watched the sunset together on the patio of our hotel room. It was the perfect setting for a romantic evening in. As he stood behind me, I rested my head on his shoulder, and soon enough, the magnetic pull between us was getting stronger and more irresistible.
We eventually locked eyes, and at that moment, we both knew that what we felt for each other was more than just friendship. It was love that had been ignited the day we met, and we were unaware of it until now.
We kissed for what felt like an eternity. We could both feel each other’s heartbeat as we kissed; a sensation that I had imagined only existed in movies.
We didn’t stop enjoying each other until the morning birds started singing, ushering in the new day.
We know that the love that we share is real, but before we open the door to a new relationship, we’re wondering if now is the right time to be together.
We’re both on the road to emotional recovery after both breaking off long term relationships. We know that we don’t want to be each other’s rebounds, so we’re just taking things slow.
We’re neither friends, nor boyfriend and girlfriend nor husband and wife, but rather two people who are madly in love with each other.
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