You feel as if something has changed in your relationship and you're ready to walk out the door.
Don't go just yet.
While things are hard now, these 16 reasons may be the answer to why you should never give up on him:
1. You're comfortable together
There's just something about being together and being so...comfortable. You fit together perfectly. There are times when it's OK to sit together in silence and be completely comfortable with each other's silence. You feel at home when you're together. Those small moments shouldn't be ignored.
2. He's your support system
He's the one who helps you and picks up the pieces when you're falling apart. Where would you be without your support system? Without him, there'd be no one to help keep you together.
3. His good qualities outweigh the bad
We each have good and bad inside of us. When it comes to falling in love, the good far outweighs the bad. Of course there things about him that will be annoying every once in a while, but if you are always looking for the good, you'll hardly notice the bad.
4. You know him the best
There isn't anyone else in the world who knows him better than you do. You've been through the thick and thin together which means you're able to reach him in ways others won't be able to.
5. He is accepting of who you are
The two of you fell in love for a reason, a big one being he accepts you for who you are. He loves you, flaws and all. You don't really want to let an accepting man like him go.
6. You work well together
There's been good days and bad days, but overall you work well together. If you really think about it, it's hard to see yourself working better with anyone else.
7. He's an important part of your life
He's the one you wake up with every morning and the one you come home to every night. He lends his shoulder to cry on and is always able to make you laugh. Giving up on him would only eliminate one of the most important people in your life.
8. He's made sacrifices for you
Couples make sacrifices to be together. Whether big or little, sacrifices are often the glue that holds couples together. Don't take for granted the sacrifices he has made for you (or you for him).
9. Work through your problems together
Rather than ignoring the problem, sit down and talk through your problems. Talking about it is much better than ignoring it. Don't give up on the problem until you both agree how to solve it.
Memories are some of the strongest forms of love we have. Memories are the powerful forms of love that we can hold onto, look back on and keep with us forever. Cherish the good times you've had together, and look forward to making many more memories with him in the future.
11. Loving him makes you a better person
He is your better half. He brings out the best qualities in you and makes you love living life. Loving him is the best thing that could have ever happened to you - don't be so quick to give up on that kind of love.
12. He strengthens your happiness
Many things in your life make you happy, but having him in your life only strengthens your happiness. Without him there to increase your happiness, a bright light in your life would go out.
13. The "easy way out" isn't easy
Let's face it, there never is an "easy way out." Every choice you make in love is a difficult one because two hearts are involved, not just one. Be sure to take your time, communicate with him and think it through before you make a decision.
14. He needs you just as much as you need him
You've loved each other for this long, he's as much part of your life as you are in his. He needs you to love and support him just as much as you need him. If that bond between the two of you is severed, you'd be losing your other half.
15. Make sure he knows how much you love him
Don't let a single day go by without letting him know how much you love him. Any form of love language will do. Being able to tell each other how great your love is for each other will make it much more difficult to give up.
16. You never know what tomorrow will bring
While today may seem like the darkest day, the sun will rise in the morning and drive that darkness away. Tomorrow is a brand new day, with a million different possibilities. Don't give up on him just yet. Start looking for the good and you'll be surprised just how much your perspective will change.
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Callie has two Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Communication and when she isn’t writing, she’s reading. Some of her favorite things include Harry Potter, all things Disney, road trips, and telling stories.