falling out of love

2017 episode of friends

Rachel and Phoebe are getting pedicures. Monica discovers someone is catfishing people with Joey’s picture. she and Joey create a fake account and talk to him. Ross buys a fedora and then gets arrested after someone in a similar fedora robs a convenience store. he calls Rachel to bail him out. Monica falls in love with the catfish and tells him she knows the truth but wants to meet him anyway. Ross won’t tell Rachel and Phoebe what he was doing at the time of the robbery. They refuse to bail him out until he does. He admits that he was writing Indiana Jones fanfiction. The police overhear this and release him. Monica shows up at the coffee shop and waits for her catfish. It was Chandler all along. They laugh. Phoebe does a dramatic reading of Ross’s Indiana Jones fanfiction. Ross dies of influenza because Mrs. Gellar was an anti-vaxxer.

anonymous asked:

What do you think about soulmate AUs?

I’m not really into soulmate AU’s. 

I don’t like the idea of there being one individual that is ‘perfect’ for you, and the reality being that if things don’t work out with that one person, then you’re doomed. I like struggle and choice, and delving into the fact that people can and do change for the people they want to be with, as well as can be changed by others, whether they realize it or not. The idea of most soulmate AUs bugs me because it (and I’ll confess I’ve read precious few so I may be completely wrong about this trope, here) seems like a simple plot device way to get the ‘unlikely couple’ to be together, or to think they should be together, or whatever.

Sorry if that’s sounded harsh. I just don’t buy into unconditional, perfect love that lasts forever. People fall in and out of love all the time, long-term love changes, relationships evolve, and making something as complex as love out to be so simple doesn’t sit right with me, I guess. 


bringing this back before world enough and time (because i am 99% sure this is the murray gold extra beloved theme that will feature)

I have never been happier than the moment your name was mentioned and I realised I had fallen out of love with you. Finally, it was like I was finally free of the chains I had tangled around my head and heart.
—  Getting over you was the best thing that happened to me.
This is how I’d fallen out of love of him:

I didn’t. It just that one day I woke up, and I just.. I just didn’t feel anything for him. Not love, not like, not hate, nor anger, not even sadness or disappointment, just.. nothing. Like my heart entered a sudden oblivion, and it just forgot. It forgot to remember to care for him or to think of him, and in a blink of an eye, everything about him, every feelings I associated with him is erased, and he didn’t matter anymore. Like he never really mattered at all.

And I’m okay with it. I mean, it’s a lot like looking at a blank grey canvas, what do you suppose to feel about it? Nothing, right? Nothing and just okay.
—  cynthia go // This is how I’d fallen out of love with him // excerpt from a book i’ll never write #33
People fear someone falling out of love with them, but no one usually questions what it’s like to be the one falling out. They can’t picture feeling that something must be horribly wrong with you because there’s no other plausible explanation for why your heart doesn’t flutter when you look at him like it used to. It was the position I never thought I would find myself in, yet here I was, looking at the man I supposedly loved and not feeling a thing. If there was anything there, it was negative. Annoyance, anger, sadness, the complete opposite of everything he used to make me feel. It wasn’t right to let him believe things were okay, so I told him. Watching his facial expression drift from a quiet seriousness into a brokenness I never thought I would cause, I wished I didn’t mean the words I said but I knew I did. I couldn’t keep running away, after all, where could I go when the person that used to feel like home no longer did?
—  Maxwell Diawuoh, Request: Telling the guy you love that you’re falling out of love for the same reason you fell in love with him.

Whenever you’re starting to get annoyed by her, remember how you felt when you first started talking to her and how beautiful her smile is

Whenever she’s driving you insane and you wanna yell at her, remember how at one point all you wanted to do was listen to her and know all her childhood secrets

Whenever you feel like you want her to stay away from you, remember those times when you couldn’t keep your hands off of her because you loved the touch of her skin

Whenever you feel like you don’t wanna spend time with her anymore, remember your first date and how the only thing you wanted to do was to spend as much time with her as possible

Whenever you feel like you don’t want to kiss her anymore, remember your first kiss; how nervous you were and how happy it made you afterwards

Whenever you don’t want to sleep next her anymore, remember how at one point the only way for you to fall asleep was only if you were in her arms

Whenever you feel like leaving her, remember how it felt when you couldn’t see her for two or three days straight and how terrible it made you feel

And if none of those memories break your heart and make you remember why you love her, then carefully explain to her that she’s the one that has to leave you

—  Because, darling, you don’t deserve her anymore


1. his smile used to drip honey but now it is all chipped iceberg teeth in a sea of red.

2. the butterflies try their best to escape but they just drop dead in the pit of your stomach every time he touches your hand.

3. you’ll find yourself forcing laughter through a closed mouth.

4. you’ll find a new home on the shoulder of the boy who sits next to you in class. you’ll spend the hours studying the softness of his hands instead, imagining how they might feel in your hair.

5. he is no longer what you search for in the spaces between the masses of people around. you just keep walking as tall as you possibly can.

6. you see his laid back nature as laziness and his jokes as misogynistic and you can’t believe you’ve been living with rose-tinted glasses this whole time.

7. catching his eye feels all types of guilty because you can’t love him the way he wants you to anymore.

8. your cheeks will flush with poppies when the boy that sits next to you in class whispers your name. you’ll feel hurricanes ripping through your insides, blowing away all the dust that settled on your heart.

9. all the sheets of paper you filled with poetry about him you’ll want to burn because it doesn’t make sense anymore; it doesn’t feel real anymore.

10. you always said forever but sometimes forever can seem so short that before you know it, you’ve already forgotten what his name feels like when you hold it on your tongue.

I just wanted to hear you say you were sorry, sorry for hurting me, sorry for lying to me, sorry for not trying your best for me. I just wanted to know that you were sorry too that we didn’t last, that we both ended up heartbroken, that you’re always on my mind and I’m never on yours. I just wanted to know if you will ever be sorry for leaving me the way you did, for making me feel like I shouldn’t exist, for making me love you the way that I did.
—  t.i // Are you sorry yet?
I don’t even get upset anymore because I’m at the point where I’ve just stopped caring. And that’s something that should scare you.
See, you can keep doing the same things over and over and eventually it will stop hurting me but only because I will have become numb to it.. only because I will have become numb to you.
The only thing you’re really doing is helping me to fall out of love with you.
—  things they’ll have to learn the hard way

I’m not a masochist but I’ve broken my own heart once or twice. You see I knew it would happen the instant I fell in love with you, but I couldn’t help it so I let it happen anyway. And now that I’m stuck here suffering the bittersweet consequences I still don’t regret a single second of it. I can’t and won’t deny that… falling for you was the best thing that has ever happened to me.

And I will continue to adore you until all the love I withhold perishes… not because I would have fallen ‘out of love’, but because I would have given it all to you.

—  MD