Here are the first few paragraphs of a book I wrote titled Loving Samuel:
“We aren’t meant to be alone in this world.
“I didn’t always think so. For a long time, I lived a solitary existence. But, then I found a man I could love, and he changed my life completely.
His name is Samuel.
“Listen: love never drops into your lap. What you see in movies isn’t real; you have to work for love. Sometimes, that takes years; the journey can be difficult. You give, and then you give more. It is always a struggle, but you mustn’t quit, because—in the end—love’s worth the price you pay for it.
“That’s what I believe, anyway.”
Loving Samuel is all about overcoming fear of rejection or emotional abuse, and letting yourself love another person, unconditionally, even though it sometimes hurts. The book hasn’t sold as well as many I have written. I think it’s a painful read for a lot of folks. Both the main characters are victims of difficult upbringings, and one of them, Samuel, has mental health issues. Still, they manage to form a loving relationship, after many missteps and trials, and their lives are better because of their struggles
Look, no matter how stable and bright two people can be, sharing day-to-day life together can be a challenge. A successful relationship between two men requires flexibility, patience and, above all, honesty. You have to work on your relationship every day; it has to be maintained, just like a house or a car. But there’s nothing like coming home to find your boyfriend in your bed, waiting for you.
Have a nice Tuesday, everyone.