11 Times Nathan And Haley Taught Me How To Love In Real Life

11 Times Nathan And Haley Taught Me How To Love In Real Life

But really, screw Chris Keller.
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At the time I started watching "One Tree Hill" I was young, confused and honestly very lost when it came to love and the honesty of relationships.

Now, I am not oblivious to the fact that they all live extravagant lives and that most of what happened on the show is glorified, however, the roots and values of the show have stayed with me for years.

Nathan and Haley have become role models for my everyday life since the age of 16 and have given me unshakable hope in relationships, and it's honestly no question why.

1. The Cracker Jack theory

Nathan took even the smallest acts of kindness and turned them into an appreciation from him to Haley. From a plastic Craker-Jack bracelet to socks from the lingerie store, he was always making simple moments incredible.

2. When Nathan went back into the school for Haley during the shooting

With no regards for his own safety, Nathan ran back into Tree Hill High to save Haley from, at the time, an active shooter.

3. When they moved past Keller

Chris Keller was a huge roadblock, but they never gave up on their love for each other, even when it was shaken to the core.

4. When Nathan bought Haley the keyboard

I cannot stress this one enough because I feel this is the key to their forever. Supporting the other person more than yourself out of pure desire to see them succeed and be happy is, to me, the ultimate affection.

5. Haley jumped in front of the car to save Nathan

Yeah, she risked her life for him, no big deal.

6. That time Nathan climbed into the tub with Haley fully clothed

It was just the sweetest moment in the series as far as I'm concerned (in case anyone wants to know the way to my heart, apparently it's not being able to wait a single minute to be able to kiss me.)

7. When Nathan got Haley Ho-Ho's for V-Day


He treated Haley with respect and affection even at her highest peak of emotional pregnancy rage and fed her cravings with class. That's love.

8. The rain kiss


“Because I'm sorry. Because I love you. And because you're looking really hot standing out here in the rain and I'm thinking, I have to kiss you."

*Cue "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5 please*

9. Nathan waited for Haley until their wedding night

Haley had a wish to wait until marriage to do anything, and Nathan complied despite his history because he knew she was worth it. I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty damn rare these days!

10. When Haley became a cheerleader just to spend time with Nathan


Again, learning to make sacrifices for each other and feel satisfied in doing so, is a large part of truly loving someone selflessly.

11. Jamie & Lydia

Pretty much any of their family moments make us all melt. (Especially when your husband and son are both dressed as members of KISS rocking out to Guitar Hero in your living room.)

They taught us how to love selflessly and with a forgiving heart. I will forever have a desire to have something even remotely close to the bond they share. Naley Forever.

Cover Image Credit: Netflix

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Literally, so hot RN

To The Boyfriend Who Makes It Feel Like Valentine's Day Every Single Day Of The Year

I couldn't ask for better.

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If love is in the air and it's all over your Instagram feed, that can only mean one thing: Valentine's Day is approaching.

When it comes to Valentine's Day, people typically try to go over the top and demonstrate how much love they have for someone else through giving gifts. Whether that's flowers, chocolates, or going out to dinner, the gifts are meant to show that it's a special day that's all about the person they love.

That's not the case for me.

Valentine's Day is just another day to me. The love I receive from my boyfriend on a daily basis makes me feel like a queen every day, so nothing will really change once February 14th rolls around.

To him, I just want to say two things: thank you, and I love you.

Growing up, I never thought I would know a love as wholesome as yours. I sure as hell never thought I would deserve it, either, but you've shown me my worth and what real love feels like.

I used to not know my worth. I used to only know love as something that turned toxic and controlling. You changed all of that once you came into my life. You have shown me a healthy love that was trusting and unconditional, and I'll love you forever because of that.

I don't need Valentine's Day to know how much you love me. I don't need flowers, chocolates, or anything material to know that you see the rest of your life by my side. I know all of these things because you consistently show me that they're true on a daily basis.

You show me love in everything you do, whether that's holding the door open for me when we go out to eat, asking me how my day was, or making sure that my mental health is okay. You always greet me with a hug and a kiss, and you make me feel like I'm the most important person in the entire world.

You don't need to demonstrate a grand gesture to prove to me that you love me because I've never once doubted your feelings for me. You always tell me how beautiful I am and all of the things you love about me. I'm so thankful to be so head over heels for someone who cares about me with all of their heart.

I could never ask for someone better than you to be my partner in crime. You know me better than I know myself and I love every fiber of who you are. I know that in everything you do, you have me in your mind and your heart. You've shown me what it means to truly love someone, and for that, I'm so grateful.

Thank you for showing me what I deserve, and thank you for making every day feel like the most romantic holiday on the calendar. I love you.

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If You're Grossed Out By PDA, Then Don't Look At Me And My Boyfriend Kissing, Easy As That

Building my relationship and showing my boyfriend how much I love him will always be more important than catering to someone's bitterness.

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Whenever I see two people kiss, I always smile to myself briefly before looking away. That may sound weird, but honestly, there's something really heartwarming about knowing that other people are happy and in love. In a world that all too often seems full of hatred, heartbreak, and suffering, I try to value little moments of love. I've always felt this way, regardless of whether I was moody or happy, single or cuffed, and having a good or bad day. But apparently, other people, as I've recently found out, don't feel the same way.

"Do you two ever brush your teeth?"

"Are you picking bugs off of each other?"

*Other various glares and audibly annoyed sounds*

Talk about a mood killer, right?

I'll never get what possesses people to say stuff like that when there's a simple solution to this problem.

Don't like it? Don't look.

No one is forcing you to watch us be affectionate with each other. You can easily turn around, check the notifications on your phone, or talk to whoever you're with instead.

I've kissed my boyfriend in LOADS of places: restaurants, bus stops, school buildings, carnivals, parks, beaches, cars, apartments, social gatherings, and so on... And I can promise you that even when you act disgusted by what we're doing or make a nasty comment about us, we're not going to stop. So there's really no point in wasting your breath or expending energy on overdramatic facial expressions.

Even if just for a brief moment, try to think about why a couple might be showing affection for each other in public. (News flash: They're not doing it to deliberately make you comfortable.) It's more than likely that these two people are making the most of a moment.

They're happy and in love. There's nothing wrong with that.

On the flip side, why are you making such a big deal out of something that doesn't involve you whatsoever? My guess is that you're either unbearably lonely, jealous because your own relationship isn't suiting your needs, or just generally coldhearted. If any of those scenarios are true, I wouldn't be surprised. You chose to be hateful and rude over being civil and staying out of matters that don't personally involve you.

Regardless of the circumstance, it's a you problem that you need to work out on your own time.

Just like communication and effort, affection is an important part of a relationship. I want my boyfriend to know that regardless of where we are or who is around us, I will never be embarrassed or reluctant to kiss him or touch him. His feelings guide my behavior. He's my #1 priority. Building my relationship and showing my boyfriend how much I love him will always be more important than catering to someone's bitterness.

You can't avoid being around happy couples in public (really, we're everywhere), but you can change your reaction to them. And that's that.

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