I may put on a brave face for you and pretend that I’m flawless, but don’t believe my act. I’m not perfect, but I love you, and that’s what you need to believe.
The only reason I act like I have it all figured out is that I’d like to keep things under control. Sadly, the reality is that I’ve got no idea what’s going to happen tomorrow, no more than you do.
I know you sometimes think that I’m so strong that I can take everything, but I can’t. Sometimes, I just curl up and hide from the world until the storm passes.
I need you to be there by my side when that happens. You don’t tell me that it’s all going to work out, just be there so that I know that I’m not alone.
The truth is, I know too many people who believed in love and ended up brokenhearted. I don’t want that to happen to us.
You need to know that I’m not perfect, but I love you, and I intend to love you for the longest time. Just don’t expect wonders from me, and don’t idealize me when I’m far from ideal.
I think the reason all these people eventually break up is that they idealize their partners. They fall in love with who they think that their partner is, not who they truly are.
You need to see me for who I am, with all my flaws, and accept me the way I am. We need to love each other for the humans we are, not some almighty creatures we imagine each other to be.
It’s just you and me. Two imperfect people loving each other and trying to make their lives as perfect as possible.
As we get to know each other, you’ll realize how far from perfect I really am, and I don’t want you to run away when that happens. That’s why I’ve let you know me from the start.
I don’t hide my imperfections because I need someone to love me for everything that I am. And parts of me are those imperfections, quirks, shortcomings, and flaws.
I don’t want you to wake up one day and suddenly see all those bad things about me. What I want is for you to be aware of them from the start and fall for me anyway.
I need you to love me as the imperfect mess I am, and then you’ll see how hard I’ll try to be perfect for you. We’ll grow together and work on our imperfections, but we’ll love each other despite them.
There will even be things we love about each other most because it’s what makes us unique. When we love each other’s imperfections, we truly love each other.
I don’t want you to fall for the mask I put on so that society doesn’t judge me. Instead, I want you to see my naked soul with all the scars from the past.
I want you to fall in love with my blemishes, my crooked smile, and my moles. After all, you’re the person I want to grow old with, and those wrinkles and marks are just going to multiply, not disappear.
I don’t want you to wake up one day and not recognize the person you fell for. Don’t fall for the image of me you’ve created in your mind, but really see me instead.
I want you to see me in my old sweatpants when my hair’s a mess and I haven’t even washed my face yet. That’s how I’ll look sometimes when I wake up, and I want to wake up next to you.
I want you to smile when you see me because you know that I’m not perfect, but I love you. Instead of finding a reason to love me in everything I do well, love the messed up version of me and bring out the best in me.
There are so many fake people out there who enjoy pretending and constantly wearing a mask. They care so much about public image that they keep it in their personal life too, and I don’t want that.
You’re not someone I need to impress with my beauty and wit; you’re someone I need to show my ugly side to.
If we are going to spend eternity together, you’re going to see many versions of me anyway. You’ll see me at my best and at my worst, and I need you to love me the same through it all.
To be honest, I simply don’t feel comfortable when I’m trying my best to impress someone. I’d much rather disappoint you right away so that you wouldn’t be disappointed later.
It saves us both time, and if you can’t love me at my worst, you don’t get to have my best. Maybe you don’t agree with my philosophy but consider it one more flaw then.
And love me still. Love me for every little part that makes me me, and I’ll love all of you too.
I’m not perfect, but I love you with every part of me, even the broken ones. Those parts need your love the most because your love can heal them.
Your love can inspire me and motivate me to be the person you see when you look at me. Because, you don’t see just the flaws, you see the whole person – the person you love.
I know that, but I still fear that you love someone perfect, who isn’t me… I’m afraid that you see me as picture-perfect and that I’ll let you down when I reveal how imperfect I really am.
So, I’ll just let you see me right away. Let’s take off our masks and really look at each other.
Would you be able to love the person you see, or would you feel the need to change her? I know your answer because you accepted me instantly, even though I showed you my ugly side.
But I want it to be worth it. I want you to see the worst parts of me and wait to see the great ones just to realize that it was worth it.
Accepting those unlovely things was worth it once you got to see the lovely parts, wasn’t it?
I’m not perfect, but I do love you, and I don’t want you to end up hurt once you see the whole picture. I don’t want those lousy parts of me to outweigh the great ones.
If you ever feel that way, please just rather leave me and don’t waste my time. I need someone who’ll think I’m good enough, even if I don’t always believe that.
You should know that being imperfect doesn’t just mean that I’m not that pretty or funny. It also means that I will let you down sometimes.
Sometimes, I won’t do the right thing, and I will hurt you.
I think many people get disappointed in love once the person they love hurts them, but it’s a part of life. People make mistakes, and they hurt their loved ones, even though they don’t mean to.
It’s those who are willing to make up for what they’ve done that are worth the fight.
If I ever hurt you and become aware of it, I will apologize to you. I will do all it takes to make things right again, and that’s how you’ll know that I’m not perfect, but I love you.
You’ll see that I never mean to cause you harm, even when I make you feel sad. I don’t ever want to be the cause of that beautiful smile leaving your face.
My intention will always be to make you happy, even if I fail at it – and I’ll sometimes fail miserably. I’ll unwillingly hurt you, but it’s only because I’m human.
One of my imperfections is that I don’t like people knowing how deeply I truly care. This is not your fault, but my past has taught me that people leave when you show the depth of your love.
I don’t ever want you to leave, even if it means that you’ll never know how much I truly love you.
You also need to accept that we’re not the same. Until the moment our paths crossed and we started heading in the same direction, we led separate lives.
Mine was probably more troubling than the ones you’ve heard off, and it will have consequences. My past changed me, but your love can inspire me to change again and finally find myself.
I want to find myself in your arms, and I’m not perfect, but I love you so much that I’ll try to be perfect for you. Your love makes me want to be a better person, and, what’s more, it makes me believe that I can be better.
You opened my eyes to a world of possibilities that I never knew existed. In a way, you could say that you’ve taught me how to look at the bright side of life.
You’ve actually made me see that although I’m not perfect, I love you and you love me, and that on its own makes life as perfect as it gets.
I call myself a lazy perfectionist because I want perfection so badly, yet I can’t get myself to really reach for it. Instead, I just fall into despair because I guess I don’t really believe that I can reach it.
You made me think that I can because our love is a powerful engine that keeps me going. I’m not perfect, but I love you so much that I’m really willing to try to polish myself up.
You make me want to work on myself and be better for you because you’re better. If you can be so amazing, why can’t I?
Thanks to your love, I don’t have an answer for that because I believe I can.
Just please don’t ever think that I’m there already. I need to make peace with the fact that perfection doesn’t exist.
There are always going to be bad things, both in my soul and in my life. As long as you’re there too though, they don’t seem so bad.
When you have someone to hold your hand when you’re scared, you’re not as afraid as you were before you felt their touch. Knowing that you’re there for me makes my life perfect, even when it’s not.
Love makes everything better, and even the cloudiest sky starts looking bright and sunny when someone is looking at it with you. I want you to stay by my side and help me be less afraid of the storms as soon as the first cloud appears in the sky.
People who have been badly hurt expect it to happen again. That’s why I am constantly surprised and amazed by everything you do and say.
I am so certain that you would never do or say anything to hurt me, that I’m the one who thinks you’re perfect. If you’re not, no one is.
And it’s not like I haven’t seen your flaws, and I know everything that makes you, you. The truth is, you still seem perfect to me.
Maybe you’re not perfect, but you’re definitely perfect for me. You’re the kind of person I’ve been dreaming about and hoping to run into once in my life.
Now that I have, I don’t want to lose you. So, please know that I’m not like you.
I’m not perfect, but I love you now and always will. And that love will help me get closer to the person you think I am.
You think that I’m very strong and capable, don’t you? Well, honestly speaking, I only act that way because I have to.
What am I supposed to do when life requires me to toughen up? The truth is, strong women are created, not born.
I want to be the person I was before the storms that made me who I am today. All I want to be is the person you see because I know you only want me to be happy.
You’re the only one in this world who can help me achieve that, so I hope you stick around and see what happens. I’m not perfect, but I love you with my entire being, and I promise you that I’ll constantly try to be better.
When I fail, I know that you’ll be there to lift me up and push me forward again.
You know, I often wonder what you see in me when you look at me. Not that there’s absolutely nothing great about me, but that glow in your eyes makes me think that you see my glow.
I’m not aware that I have one, so I can only hope that I’ll learn to see myself through your eyes. That spark in them makes me feel special – I know that it’s there because you see something I don’t.
The truth is, I’m not capable of loving someone the way you do just yet because I’ve never known that kind of love – that calm, peaceful, steady, and unconditional love.
I’m not perfect, but I love you, even if I’m not yet capable of loving the way you do. This lack of pain in our love confuses me and makes me think that you’re too perfect for me.
I can only hope to eventually learn about love from you and realize that it’s not supposed to hurt. It’s supposed to last and make everything alright again. At least that’s how your love feels.
It feels so perfect that it makes me want to believe that I deserve something so amazing. I know you believe that, but I’m not sure that you’re aware of how imperfect I truly am.
If you are, what is it that you see in me that makes you want to be with me forever? I hope to see that and work on it so that it can be as obvious to everyone as it is to you.
Most importantly, I need it to be obvious to me.
Out of all the worlds and all the people, why did you choose to walk into my life? What made you stay even when you knew what you were getting yourself into?
Most importantly, what is it that still makes you smile when you see me after everything you now know about me?
Maybe I’m now exaggerating my bad parts, but I honestly still don’t understand why someone like you would want someone like me.
I’m not perfect, I just love you – and I guess you’d say the same thing about yourself, but it’s not the same. You’re so close to perfection that I almost believe I don’t deserve you.
And you get even closer to perfection with every passing day. I know I said that we shouldn’t imagine each other as perfect, but I’m not imagining.
It’s not like I don’t know about your flaws, and you have them too. But you work on them, and you improve yourself every day.
It’s like you have an endless reservoir of energy, and nothing can stop you from being the man of my dreams. You were that man when I first saw you, silly, and you still are.
Yet, you keep staying a few steps ahead of me and pulling me with you to this perfect life we imagined for ourselves. Together, we make our dreams our reality, and I see that in the little things we do.
When I open my eyes in the morning and see you looking at me with that smile, I can’t imagine anything more perfect than that moment.
You radiate positive energy, and I can’t possibly be angry or sad for long while you’re there. Your energy improves my mood, and your presence makes me feel safe and sound.
How could anything be that bad when you’re there beside me? Whatever happens, I know that we’ll push through it and come out of it better and stronger than we were before.
It was hard for me to believe that, but you’ve made me see that life can be beautiful.
I’m not perfect, but I love you and how perfect our love feels. It’s what makes me look forward to a brand new day where I’ll discover more ways to show you how much you mean to me.
And you mean the world and more to me. You keep my world from falling apart.
Everything you do and say makes me think that I’ve gotten a new chance in life. It’s like you came into my life for a reason, and ever since you did, everything started to change.
You brought light into my dark world, and once I could see clearly, I finally noticed all the great things I failed to see before. Suddenly, it feels good to be alive and work toward a better future, because I know we can make it happen.
As long as we stick together, nothing can stop us from living the life we’ve always dreamed of.
Don’t ever think that you’re not good enough for me, because I don’t need a perfect man, just a real one.
One who doesn’t make you think that life is a fairytale by sweet-talking and sugarcoating the truth – he turns your life into a fairytale instead.
He does it every day for the rest of his life in his every word and deed, because he does it with love and only one goal in mind: to make you happy.
I know that I’m a priority to you and that you do all that you possibly can to make my life easier and put a smile on my face. But I just wanted to remind you that I’m not perfect, because I don’t want to see you disappointed in me.
I want to be the kind of person who is worthy of the incredible love you’re willing to give. Your love is perfect, and I will cherish it forever.
I’m not perfect, but I love you with every part of me, imperfect ones included.