Tell us about your first kiss?
L – When Sarah came out to me, she told me she liked someone else, so I thought I had struck out. There is an art showcase called the Art Crawl in our city, and I asked her to come with me. I genuinely thought we were going as friends, but as we made our way through this huge warehouse I became painfully aware of how close we were and how badly I wanted to hold her hand.
I kissed her for the first time that night. She’s been obsessed with me ever since.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome in your relationship, so far?
Our most significant challenge was learning to let go of things that interfered with what made us happy. Prioritizing our happiness did not always make others happy, so we had to learn that making the best choice for ourselves isn’t always easy.
We could only do our best; we couldn’t please everyone.
Being together helped us realize who was really there for us because true friends and family would support something that makes you feel good about yourself.
What’s your favorite thing about one another?
L – My favorite thing about Sarah is how she looks out for me. She is always looking for something to do to make my life more comfortable or make me feel cared about. I often struggle to take care of myself as someone who struggles with depression, and she never makes me feel bad about it. I feel safe with her.
S – My favorite thing about Lexi is they make me feel brave. Scary things are less scary now that I am with Lexi. I spend a lot of time worrying, and Lexi has a way of making my fears feel valid, but that they don’t have to control me. I believe more in my potential to do big things because Lexi makes me feel like I am more than capable.
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