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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just A Case Of Possession Obsession

Whenever I hear people refer to their partners as, “He’s mine,” I make a mental scratching of my head. Since when did loving someone meant “owning” that person? Maybe he has given himself to you, but that was of his own free will. And it would be folly on your part to assume that he’ll always be at your side. Love is not possession, if you love somebody set them free; see, even pop music is in on it.

So if you want your relationship to last, work on it. If you want a love that lasts, your part is to commit to it; whether your partner chooses it as well or not, that’s his decision. You’re blessed if he does.

And after all that, only Time--and your collective decisions--will tell.


Anonymous said...

Telling yourself that you own a person, I think, is an assurance that you go together as one.

joelmcvie said...

@MIDNIGHTORGASM: It seems to show more your insecurity rather than you trusting the other person.

(Obviously I never liked that term, "own.")

Anonymous said...

While some people are insecure to the extent of possessing, there are still other people who put trust even if they "own". Just my two cents worth, of course.

joelmcvie said...

@MIDNIGHTORGASM: Of course, yes. =)

Reality is that no matter how much you claim to own the other, they may still stray or be swayed by a third party. In the end, semantics are secondary to good old commitment.

rudeboy said...

You don't own me
I'm not just one of your many toys
You don't own me
Don't say I can't go with other boys

Mugen said...

Reminders like this help me get through my bouts of over-possession. Thank you McVie.