shared pain

anonymous asked:

To me they're like friends with benefits. They love each other like you would someone who was there for you in a really difficult and emotional situation and it made everything more -- just more. But I'm not getting a soulmate vibe from them, more like they're just what they need after the difficult relationships and betrayal, a solid easy relationship, but not The One.

Well, they are friends. And they definitely have sex. So I agree with that. As for the rest, I completely disagree. Vehemently. A bond born out of a shared pain can morph and change and that’s what happened here, I believe (although I’ll also say that I think they always had a strong chemistry, respect and liking for each other). It grew into something WAY more, and there’s nothing about how they act or talk that suggests to me that their love is somehow contingent on some residual gratitude for the other person being there to lean on in a time of need. 

They’ve talked about the early days of the relationship, that they both actually had difficulties letting their guards down. They’d both been betrayed and jumping into a committed, serious relationship (especially with kids involved) isn’t actually all that ‘easy’, regardless of how ‘easy’ the feeling of love surprisingly came to them, as the case may be. I mean, if they say they’re happier than they’ve ever been, if they seem to see their future together, if they’ve completely merged their lives, who am I to gainsay that, y’know. 

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Mayan Elders Go to Standing Rock to Show Solidarity
The Maya Nation released a Declaration Statement in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – The Dakota Access Pipeline Threatens the...
By White Wolf

In a show of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, Maya representatives from the Mam and Ixil peoples of Guatemala came to the Oceti Sakowin Camp to sit down with the members of the Standing Rock Tribal Council to share the pain of their own experiences.

The Maya Nation released a Declaration Statement in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – The Dakota Access Pipeline Threatens the Sioux Nation and Mother Earth.

Latin America, activists from Mexico, Central America, and all the way down to the Ecuadorian Amazon have put their lives on the line in defense of their lands and dignity over the past years. And far too often, their lives have been taken for their work.

“Few indigenous groups know the pain of losing friends, loves ones, and entire communities in defense of tribal lands as acutely as the Mayan ethnic groups of Guatemala. Over the course of the country’s 36-year civil war, over 150,000 indigenous people were slaughtered in a systematic genocide, and their struggle for justice continues to this day. So when a group of Mayan Ancestral Authorities from western Guatemala made the trip to Standing Rock to show their solidarity with the protesters, the symbolic resonance of the meeting was deeply powerful.”