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.

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 and 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.

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11 Things The Man You Love Should Do For You, No Questions Asked

Sometimes it's just the simple things in life that mean a lot.


Every girl feels special when the guy she's dating does simple things for her that not everyone thinks about. Here's a list of 10 things that every girl genuinely appreciates.

1. Open/Hold the door

I feel like this one is really simple because everyone has to walk through doors. Chivalry isn't dead, let him open the door for you. He's not trying to prove that you can't do it for yourself, but he's trying to be polite and show you that he cares for you.

2. Give you really big hugs

Everyone has bad days, and sometimes you just need a really big hug. Whether it be a bear hug or the hug where he picks you up and spins you around, it will make you feel better in the long run.

3. Buy you really small gifts

One of the best things my boyfriend has ever done for me is simply bringing me a Dr. Pepper when he knows I'm tired from a long hard day full of exams or work. Sonic slushes will also make my day in a heartbeat.

4. Text/Call you just to tell you he loves you

This is pretty simple. It takes less than 10 seconds to text, and only a few minutes to call. Sometimes you get these texts right at the perfect moment, and it makes you feel so much better.

5. Come see you when you're sick

Everyone hates being sick. But seeing your friends and family while you're sick can make you feel so much better. Having your boyfriend come to see you and possibly even take care of you just makes being sick that much easier.

6. Respect your decisions

You're not married yet, so your decisions are up to you! He should respect the decisions you make and support you, even if it's not what he thinks is the best decision. After all, you know yourself better than anyone else!

7. Give you a shoulder to cry on

We all have bad days, and sometimes you just can't stop the tears from coming. Even if he's not good with crying, he should give you hugs and love to help you get through it.

8. Compliment you

Even if you look horrible and know so, hopefully, he'll still tell you that you look good. Even if the clothes you're wearing aren't his style, he should still tell you that they look good on you and that you are beautiful each and every day.

9. Call you when you're away or he's away

If you're like me, I miss my boyfriend after being away for about three hours, so when we're apart for more than a couple days, I love getting random calls from him when he knows I'm not busy. It's definitely better than a text.

10. Deal with all your annoying quirks

So if you're anything like me, you enjoy screaming music as loudly and horribly as you can in the car and making a complete fool of yourself, but he should love you for that anyway. I also love to take really stupid pictures, and he should put up with that too. He shouldn't be annoyed by your quirks, he should love them and laugh along with you.

11. Love you no matter what

I honestly feel like this goes without saying, but I put it on here so that the girls who don't feel like they're being loved no matter what can realize. He should want to work out problems with you instead of calling it quits and holding a grudge. He should want you to be happy and support you in every decision you make in life. When he loves you unconditionally, he will do all of the above things and more.

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If You View Being In A Relationship As 'Losing Your Freedom,' You’re In The Wrong Relationship

Someone had to say it.


Relationships are about being the best possible version of yourself separate and together. They're about growing with and doing life alongside your partner. They're fun, loving, and granted, they can sometimes be challenging.

Some challenges that frequently come up in relationships are disagreements (which are for sure gonna happen, because you're two individual people!), dealing with stress, and depending on where you're at in life, it could also be financial struggles. Of course, all relationships are going to have problems and everything won't always be “rainbows and butterflies" as Maroon 5 like to put it.

That being said though, one challenge that shouldn't ever be an issue in a relationship is the loss of freedom. Where did this idea come from?

I see it all the time, people talking about not wanting to get into a relationship because they don't want to "lose their freedom".

If you are in a relationship which causes you to lose your freedom, you are 100% in the wrong relationship.

Being in a relationship is not synonymous with not being able to be yourself or be able to do what you want. In a good relationship, you will be able to still have your alone time, be your own person, hang out with your friends, the list goes on and on. All of these things are so important. Relationships should never consume your life, they should complement it.

Why is this even a conversation we need to be having? Seriously.

Now obviously if you're referring to losing the option of getting with other people or dating around, then yes, you're right, you absolutely shouldn't get into a relationship... but that doesn't mean relationships mean losing your freedom.

If you are in a relationship with someone you love and respect, getting with other people isn't even going to be on your radar. It truly is that simple.

The trend of hating on relationships, for this reason, has gotten so out of hand in recent years, especially on social media. It's so frustrating, though, because it could not be any more inaccurate.

You should absolutely still have freedom in relationships. You can have it. I for one absolutely have it and do not view my relationship as the loss of freedom, at all. If you don't, maybe evaluate that relationship and realize it's not the best one to be in.

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