The second time you fall in love with someone, you’re
going to feel so relieved.

When you get your heart
broken for the first time, you can’t imagine loving
someone else again or having someone else love you.

You worry about your ex finding love before you do,
you worry about being damaged goods.

And then it happens.

Someone else loves you and you can sleep well at night.

The second time you fall in love with someone, it’s
going to feel different.

The first time felt like a dream
You were untouched, untainted by anyone.

You accepted love with wide open arms and

“Love me, love me, love me!” So you

And then it fell apart and left you shocked to the

You realized that people could be cruel and
break your heart.

You realized that people could stop
meaning the sweet things they said to you just

So when you go into it again, you’re going
to keep in mind everything that you’ve learned.

You’re not going to say, “Love me, love me, love me…
until you faint.

The second time you fall in love with someone, you’re
going to compare it to your first love.

That’s okay.

That’s natural.

You’re going to be studying the new
love with judgement and wariness.

“My ex never
liked spagetti. Why the hell does this one eat so much
of it?!”

Discovering that you have the ability to
love multiple people who are different and feel
different is initially very jarring.

Loving an unfamiliar
body will leave you disoriented and in dire need of a

That’s okay too.

That’s to be expected.

Just ask
the new love for directions.

The second time you fall in love with someone, you’re
going to suffer from a bout of amnesia.

You’re going
to poke and prod at your lover’s body and be like,
“Wait, how do I do this again? How do I love you? I
think it starts with us having a moment together in
some coffee shop, right?”

It’s going to feel scary at

Falling in love is sort of like riding a bike

You never really forget.

The second time you fall in love with someone, you’ll
be a more sane person.

Your first love is when you
get all of your insanity out.

You behave like an insane
monster because your mind is freaking out about all
these new powerful feelings.

By the second time,
however, you have an idea of what works and what

It’s by no means perfect.

The insanity will
make a cameo at some point. “Peek a boo. I’m here!

Hope you didn’t forget about me!”

But you can
usually shoo it away after awhile.

The second time you fall in love with someone, you
will hopefully have better sex.

Do not quote me on

The second time you fall in love with someone will
still be exciting and you might even talk about
moving in together or marriage.

It will feel more

You have no idea what adult love actually is
but you think it involves making coffee for each other
in the morning and maybe even getting a dog.

is my dog, Ben.

I got him with the second person I fell
in love with because that’s what you do!

The first
person I was in love with would’ve killed a dog.”
The second time will not be the first time.

And,well, it may not be the last time!

The first
time is an insane magical life gift that you can never

But that’s okay.

The second time is more
real anyway.

The second time can involve some
amazing love.

A broken heart is not a desert of love;

Where love once grew,it will certainly bloom again.