He’s an extension of you. He worries on your behalf. He is stressed on your behalf. He takes on all of the emotions that you feel.
Every single day that you are alive, you have to be able to establish full control over your life. You are going to have to learn how to be independent and self-sufficient. You have to be able to take care of your own life. You have to take command of how you face the world every day. You have to make sure that every second of the life that you live is never wasted. You have to make every decision count. You always have to have an eye to the future. You can’t afford to be complacent. You can’t afford to relax and take a break. This is your life we’re talking about. You can’t let the important stuff slip away.
You go to your job every day with lots of things on your mind. You sometimes feel overwhelmed at all the work that you have to do. You take a deep breath and you try to relax your mind. You try to concentrate on all the tasks that have been laid out in front of you. Life at the moment is a blank canvas, and you have to be able to add some color and structure to it.
You go through the usual stages of a typical day in your life. You are accountable for all of your actions and you understand that your decisions have substantial bearing. You know that you are a natural leader and that you are never one who just likes to go with the flow. You have had to learn how to be a social creature. You have to know how to interact with other people. You have to know how to get the most out of your relationships. You came to the realization long ago that you were going to be the type of person who would willingly take on the pressures of the world without complaint. This is how it has always been and it is probably how it’s always going to be. You know that your shoulders are strong enough to bear the weight of whatever the universe throws your way.
The day passes you by and you haven’t relinquished control. You have taken full ownership of your life and you aren’t sorry about it.
Of course you embrace all the challenges and difficulties that come your way. You live off of that thrill. It’s what gets your blood pumping. It’s what gets your heart racing. It’s what excites you. The exhilaration and uncertainty are what you live for. That feeling of being able to face life on your own gives you a high. But at the end of the day, there is absolutely nothing in the world that can top the feeling of seeing him. The moment you lock eyes with him after a long and exhausting day, you just forget about your fleeting invulnerability. You allow yourself to be vulnerable with him. He makes you feel mushy. He makes you weak in the knees. He puts your heart at ease. He relieves the tension in your shoulders. He brings some peace and quiet to your life of noise and hustle.
He gives you some much-needed rest.
You rely on him to be your rock. You know how to take care of yourself but sometimes, you just need to be under the care of other people. You understand that he’s the guy you turn to whenever you need a reason to smile. You know that he’s that person you run to whenever you need a shoulder to cry on. He’s the guy whose hand you want to hold. He’s the man whose lips you want to kiss. He’s the guy whose embrace you want to be trapped in. He is the only other person in the world with whom you would be willing to relinquish your control over.
He gives you this feeling like he knows you better than you even know yourself. He allows you to let yourself go because you know that he will always be there to catch you.
He’s the kind of man who meticulously plans your date so that you are given an opportunity to just free your mind for a little bit. You don’t have to worry yourself about where or what you’re going to have for dinner. These are the decisions that he wants to relieve you of. He’s the kind of guy who knows when you are extremely stressed and so he goes ahead and maps out a vacation for the both of you. He’s the guy who catches you by surprise with his gifts, hugs, and kisses. He’s the guy who picks up your dry-cleaning. He cleans up after himself because he doesn’t want to give you additional worries around the house.
He’s an extension of you. He worries on your behalf. He is stressed on your behalf. He takes on all of the emotions that you feel. He takes on all of the burdens that you bear. He does it out of love. He does it with a huge smile plastered on his face.