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Like many fallen sisters before me, I sometimes let visions of Kate and Leo Watching Jim and Pam's relationship unfold on the small screen physical intimacy and genuinely want the other person to be happy, even if that. Why We Need A Relationship Like Jim and Pam's | Her Campus KU #office # I just love that random Mario in the background Relationship Goal Memes. I desperately want a relationship like Jim and Pam from The Office.
You guys are practical and you understand that life comes with bills, responsibilities, and other relationships. And while you both can acknowledge that those things are part of your life, you never have trouble with prioritizing one another first. They bring out the kid in you, and vice versa. But at the time time, you guys love acting like complete goofballs in front of one another.
Whether that involves inappropriate laughter in serious situations or Saturday morning video games together, you guys are always leaving room for silliness in your relationship.
You still have the ability to make each other feel nervous or have butterflies, because your relationship is always growing and changing. You guys make each other feel safe and accepted because you never judge one another.
You can make each other smile from just the littlest things. You two are capable of making each other smile from the smallest things, like making eye contact right when you both wake up, or when one of you makes the other a cup of coffee.
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You have a ton of inside jokes and you love them, no matter how stupid they are. In fact, the more stupid, the better.
After letting the comment sink in, however, I soon realized he unfortunately kind of had a point. Like many fallen sisters before me, I sometimes let visions of Kate and Leo dancing in my head get the best of me I jump you jump, remember?
But upon further reflection, I also realized that my fundamental, non-negotiable beliefs about love and romance ran deeper than the likes of Noah and Allie in The Notebook and the 37 couples in Love Actually. And after giving it even more thought as I lay in bed hungover on a SundayI soon came to the conclusion that my true pillars of love rested on a much stronger foundation from a slightly smaller screen.
9 Things Jim And Pam From The Office Taught Me About Love
For me, those three simple words we all long to hear had long ago become synonymous with another set of three words: Despite the dark clouds of broken hearts and mid-twenties cynicism brewing overhead, I have resolved to remain true to my Jim and Pam love standard. The Office gave me many things in my youth, an unhealthy obsession with John Krasinski being one of them, but most importantly, it taught me the following truths: Love sees beyond frumpy cardigans and bad hair days.
Jim and Pam taught me that when you really love someone, you dig this person even on a Tuesday morning after they just rolled out of bed, threw on some work clothes, and forgot their morning coffee. Despite the fact that Pam displayed about as much fashion sense as my second grade teacher Sister Mary Helen at least in the first few seasonsJim still looked at her like she was the only woman on all of Planet Earth. This Jim and Pam kind of love makes one possess a weird yet awesome ability to see inner and outer beauty simultaneously — like looking at stained glass when the sun is shining through it, only with humans.
Jim and Pam taught me that when you love with someone in this way, their very personhood is like a tangible force that continually draws you in, to the point where all you see and all you feel is goodness.
Love never tires of witty banter.
Their silly, sarcastic exchanges taught me that love means being with someone who laughs at your jokes when previously only you laughed at your jokes. Love is getting a downright kick out of each other, and fully understanding and appreciating your shared sense of humor. Even more than that, love means wanting to talk to each other. It means being good at talking to each other, too. Love is rooted in real, actual friendship. Which brings me to my next bit of Office wisdom: Love is really, really patient.
When you really love someone, you know they are worth putting in time and effort. Even if you entertain the thought of someone else during the process, i.
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Love requires silliness and depth. Jim and Pam clearly nailed this: They showed the world that the best kind of relationships have a strong element of silliness.
But anyone who hung on for all nine seasons of the show hats off to you also knows that there was more to it than that.
Love needs to be able to take love seriously, and in order to do that, you need to be able to dig deep and talk about real life, adult things and connect on a real life, emotional level. Love makes the ordinary feel extraordinary.