I never really bought into the whole ‘one right person for everyone’ thing. It seems overly idealistic. No one is perfect, we all make mistakes, and despite our best efforts, we hurt each other. Love is a choice. Yes, there are emotions involved, but they aren’t sustainable, so you need to choose to love your partner through the good and bad times. I always thought you chose a person you liked and were compatible with, but you could easily have chosen someone else and been just as happy, because it’s a mutual choice to put the other person ahead of yourself. I don’t think you could be happy with just anyone, but I think there are multiple people you could be happy with.
However, I recently thought, perhaps that’s not true. Perhaps you don’t just choose someone. Actually, I think you do, but I don’t think that was God’s original intention. I think there really is one right person for everyone. There must be. However, that’s not usually who we end up with, because we stuff things up all the time. What if your person chooses someone else? What if you do something bad and you break up and they don’t forgive you?
Unrequited love is truly awful. I’m sure everyone has experienced it at some time. It hurts. I am convinced that God does not want that. Therefore, in a perfect world, the person we loved would love us back. No unrequited love. One right person for everyone.*
*This is a very poorly written post, and rather inarticulate, but I hope you get my point.