Husband writes 'reasons I love my wife' on mirror, the purpose will leave you in tears
The list says: 1. she is my best friend2. she never quits on herself or me3. she gives me time to work on my crazy projects4. she makes me laugh, everyday5. she is gorgeous6. she accepts the crazy person i am7. she's the kindest person i know8. she's got a beautiful singing voice9. she's gone to a strip club with me10. she has experienced severe tragedy yet is the most optimistic person about humanity i know11. she has been fully supportive about my career choices and followed me each time12. without realizing it, she makes me want to do more for her than i have ever wanted to do for anyone13. she's done an amazing job at advancing her career path14. small animals make her cry15. she snorts when she laughs<a class="imgur-image" data-hash="lCYGGb8" href="//imgur.com/lCYGGb8.jpg">http://imgur.com/lCYGGb8</a>I've been juggling a LOT lately. Trying to do well at work. Just got married. Couldn't afford a wedding. Family is sparse. Falling out with friends, yaddadyadda. But, the thing is, amidst all the struggle, my husband has relentlessly tried to cheer me up. I've not been the easiest person to deal with. In fact, sometimes I've lost all hope and even taken my frustration out on my new husband. But he somehow forgives me every time. I have a long journey ahead of me, and I know he probably realizes I'm depressed. But he holds my hand, and he tries his best. Today when I came home from a trip to SF, I flopped onto my bed in tears. I looked to my left, and saw these words painted all across my mirror. I think he wanted me to remember how much he loves me. Because he knows how quickly I forget. He knows I struggle to see good in the world, and especially the good in myself. But here it is. A testament and gesture of his love. Damn, I needed it today...I'm not saying mental illness is cured by nice words on a mirror. In fact, it takes professional care, love, empathy, sometimes even medication just to cope. Many people struggle with it mental illness - more than we probably even realize. And instead of showing them hate or anger when they act out. Show them kindness and remind them things can and WILL get better. Everyone needs a little help sometimes. If that person can't be you - see if you have any resources for therapy.EDIT: The thing is... I am not "too good" or "not good enough" for my husband. We all have our down days. And sometimes we don't handle it well. BUT, we are partners. He is here for me when I'm down. And I cherish that. And he has his down days, too. And I will be there to hold his hand, just like he holds mine. Life can be hard. The answer is never to mock, scoff, or belittle someone. Be kind. Be the best version of yourself. And be most of all- be patient.I'm still struggling, but I'm glad I have my other half to help me make it through. It may just be a few words on my mirror, but I'll look at them when I wake up and know I'm not alone. I'll know I have my bestfriend, my co-pilot in life to help guide me through.
"I've been depressed lately," Mollywho wrote on Imgur. "Thankfully, my husband seems to get the whole 'For better, for worse...' thing."
After returning from a trip to San Fransisco, the Imgur user said that she "flopped onto [her] bed in tears." She had been depressed lately for several reasons including stress at work, financial pressure and tensions with friends and family. All she could was cry, until she looked to her left and saw what was written on the mirror.
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Immediately, it felt like a weight had been lifted when she saw what her husband had done for her -- listed 15 reasons why he loves her at the crux of her struggle, totally embodying unconditional love.
"I think he wanted me to remember how much he loves me," she said. "Because he knows how quickly I forget."
She knew she hadn't been the easiest to deal with lately, and that she had even taken her negativity out on her husband at times. Finding out that her support system was not only intact but also thriving was an unbelievably moving experience.
Although she recognizes that having supportive and loving people around can certainly help people while they struggle to find the light at the end of the dark tunnel of depression, affectionate words aren't necessarily the end-all be-all solution to a clinical mental illness.
The lucky wife went on to advise people to send positivity to those suffering from depression and other mental illness -- you never know what someone else might be going through: "Many people struggle with mental illness - more than we probably even realize. Show them kindness and remind them things can and WILL get better."
Regardless, it's an unbelievable relief to know that no matter what, you aren't by yourself.
"I'm still struggling, but I'm glad I have my other half to help me make it through," she says at the end of the post. "It may just be a few words on my mirror, but I'll look at them when I wake up and know I'm not alone."
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