Love is a complicated feeling. Are you really in love or are you just lonely? Often times people rush into relationships as the result of loneliness. No one wants to be lonely, but forcing feelings that aren't actually there will inevitably lead to a parting of ways. Love takes patience and consistency. Over the past few years I have been searching for "the one". Rewinding to the summer of 2017, I was in a relationship with a girl who we'll call Rose. Rose and I messaged through Facebook for about a week before we met in person. By this time I believed I knew all there was to know about Rose. I knew her favorite color, her birthday, her insecurities, you know all of the "important" stuff. With all of this information I thought Rose was the girl for me. After meeting in person we were together within the next couple of days. From this point on Rose and I did EVERYTHING together. Where ever I went, Rose came with me and I thought everything was good. Farther down what I thought was a smooth paved road, things got bumpy, like giant pot hole bumpy. Rose and I began arguing A LOT. The underlying reasons for the arguments were that there were none. Honestly I just began to feel anger and annoyance towards her and she just didn't try. Not to make myself sound like the "good" guy but the problems revolved a lot more around Rose than me. I recall a time where I decided I wanted to shower before going on our date. Rose's response to this was something along the lines of, "Don't even come over anymore you're just wasting our time." Bewildered at the fact that she said that, I came to a realization. Rose and I had been together for just over a year at that point. Not once did a conflict ever get resolved but instead forgotten. That is a big problem. If you want a relationship to work, you HAVE to communicate and see things from both points of view. But absent communication wasn't the only problem our relationship suffered from.