I came across this article this evening that rang very true.
When Etienne and I started dating after we had been friends for a long long long time (since primary school) he had to pass a couple of tests. I wasn’t going to open up my heart to just any guy in a hurry, I had just had it trampled on in a rather public and spectacular way, so I was reluctant to say the least.
There was the kiss test – which he passed with flying colours. The food test, the conversation test, the music test (a big one!) and lastly, the book test.
It’s like this you see, I could have married someone that doesn’t love music, but I could not ever marry someone that didn’t love books as much as I do. So I made him read some of the books that had moved me the most at that point in my life. I can’t remember all of them and I took myself very seriously back then, but amongst them were The Bridge Across Forever (Richard Bach) and The Celestine Prophecy (had a good giggle at that one). Granted, a lot of them were tough going for a sweet guy like Etienne, but he read every single one of them and then some.
In turn he introduced me to writers that I have fallen in love with since and opened up genres to me that I never would have bothered with otherwise.
I’m such a lucky girl.
What was the one thing you would not compromise in a relationship?