The boy I loved had been one of my best friends from the time we were 9 years old. I remember what a big deal it was the first time he held my hand. In my 20s, when I was starting out my career as an actor, I wasn’t looking for a relationship, but one found me and became serious, even though I hadn’t planned to settle down until my 30s. ” Sure, everybody has moments when they look at their partner and wonder, My first experience with love was incredibly pure.
This reality has taught me that the relationships that don’t lead to lifetime commitments are not failures. When you take the pressure of The One off, you’ll open yourself up to endless possibilities. The two dated for a year and got engaged in May 2004.Sophia Bush and ex-husband Chad Michael Murray Source: Hollywood Take Later, on 16th April of 2005, they got married to each other but got divorced just four months after their marriage.And thus, I came to appreciate that relationships often serve a specific purpose at a certain point in time, for myriad reasons.Some are meant to heal you, some are meant to teach you how to build yourself up, and some are meant to show you how to trust your own intuition. Often in between those two, you find the keys to what you need in partnership: what you’re willing to give, what you want to get, and what things are absolutes that you cannot compromise on.