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Williams, Andrina
Psych 3
Dr. Blum
5/07/12
One crazy love affair
According to Webster’s dictionary love is defined as follows: a (1): strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties <maternal love for a child> (2): attraction based on sexual desire: affection and tenderness felt by lovers (3): affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests <love for his old schoolmates>. Well, in examining my relationship to my partner I have realized that in some ways I have a perfect relationship. When I was younger I had a story book vision of what love was supposed to be and most of the guys I allowed it my life failed my expectations of love. I met Corey when I was 22 I already had two kids and so did he. I wasn't looking for a relationship, I just needed a friend. We ended up getting together right away and have been with one another for nine years on May 19th of this year. Our relationship has not been easy by any means and I use to wonder if we were even meant to be together. We survived an addiction, we work through losing custody of seven of our children, he waited for me two and a half years while I was in prison and we have recently had another child that we raise together. Just in that short sentence you can see we have had an intense relationship. We both been sober for over 5 years and its great we are learning each other more and more each day. Recently around the 7th year of our relationship we were tested with his baby momma and her drama but we worked through it. It was difficult we argued almost every day but he finally stood up to her for me and that’s when I knew we were going to make it. With Corey I feel loved wanted and needed and no matter how hard a situation is we get through it together. We go through the cycle of intimacy and commitment to passion intimacy and commitment, and in that aspect what else could you want. My man is my best friend that I get to sleep with, have fun with, fight...
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