When you choose a partner...
Everyone, every single person, has goodness at their center, and everyone has the potential to be a great person and a great partner.
Those two things alone can’t be the only reasons to choose someone as your partner.
Potential may never be fulfilled and that goodness may be covered up by layers and layers of pain, deceit, and fear.
When you choose a partner, choose them for who they are today and if they are able to treat you with respect, kindness, and love. Nobody is perfect and everyone has room for growth, but if someone is unacceptable to you today, you can’t just cross your fingers and hope you can love them into becoming someone that they may never, ever be.