With the presence of social media, couples can just easily curate their relationship online, showing only the picture-perfect moments. We all know that every relationship has flaws beyond the lens of the camera.
An artist based in Los Angeles, California, named Amanda Oleander (instagram.com/amandaoleander), portrays how true love looks like through her spectacular artwork.
Here at Viral Strange, we collected 25 photos of her amazing works:
1.True love means accepting everything about your partner.
Loving someone entails accepting everything about them, even the unwanted parts like the body hairs and all that. It does not make your partner any less if she has that. We have to normalize that instead.
2. Smelling her hair.
Smelling her hair that smells good feels comforting and boosts your mood.
3. Eating is better if we do it together.
It is always the simplest moments that matter in a relationship. It is not about how expensive you are eating, but the genuine bonding you share.
4. The goofy moments you have are priceless.
You don’t act serious in a relationship all the time. There should be playful moments to add fun to it.
5. The joy of doing simple things together.
When you truly love someone, they actually give you joy in whatever you do. Doing things with them seems effortless at all.
6. The random hugs you give.
That feeling that you can’t stop hugging him because you love him so much. The warmth and affection are so real that you can’t help but feel really happy.
7. Cooking together is sweeter.
They say that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but why not cook together. It makes the job easier and faster. It also gives you more time to connect.
8. Doing favors for one another.
It is the selfless act that you want to do for your partner. You wanted them to be on the best version of himself most especially during this time of the pandemic.
9. Pricking your partner’s blackheads.
Loving someone means you don’t feel disgusted with their imperfections. You embrace them with all your heart.
10. Sleeping with her hair on your face.
True love means accepting that there will little inconvenience that you have to deal with sometimes. You do not complain because you love the person so much.
11. When he comes home and brings you food.
Surprises make the relationship more exciting. You do not have to buy her an expensive gift. Treating her with food is more than enough.
12. Midnight snacking together.
True love means gaining weight together and pampering each other. One of the best feelings is when you treat yourself to pizza when you suddenly felt bored.
13. Late night deep talks.
One of the best things to do as a couple is to talk about anything. It feels great to know your plans and dreams for each other. It is exciting to challenge each other’s opinions on some matters.
14. Forehead kisses are the sweetest.
A forehead kiss makes you feel respected and valued. You feel like you in your safest zone when your man does that.
15. Hugging each other for warmth.
Nothing feels better than wrapping your arms with each other. The feeling that elicits is priceless knowing that you are sharing a special moment with the one you love. Sharing each other’s warmth is so comforting.
16. Having someone who can connect with you.
Being with someone who connects with you effortlessly is the best. When he talks with sense and you both learn from each other is priceless. You deserve someone who can challenge your ideas and beliefs.
17. Being there for each other during dark times.
There will be difficult times in your relationship, but you will get through everything because you have each other. A big storm is nothing because your love for each other is bigger.
18. Crying because of happiness.
At some point in the relationship, you can’t help but cry because of how he made you believe in love again. You tend to question what you did to deserve him. One thing for sure, he is the right one for you after all the heartbreaks.
19. The random stares you do for each other.
The stares you do for each other because you both know you deserve each other so much. You are blessed to have each other because you complement each other effortlessly.
19. You complement each other.
You complement each other in a way that you are a perfect fit. You complement each other’s weaknesses all the time.
20. Growing together.
True love means helping one another. It is about growing and watering one another to bloom.
21. The roots in your relationship are deeply rooted.
When you are with your one true love, the connection that you have is unbreakable. They may try to tear you apart, but they will never succeed. The power of love is strongest when it is real.
22. Be there for him too.
Your man has dark days too. Make sure to be there for him. No matter how strong a man is, he also needs someone who will lift him.
23. Being pregnant is a blessing.
It is surely full of excitement when you are both expecting a new addition to the family. It will be a challenging ride, but it will be worth it.
24. Looking at baby photographs.
It feels good to see the baby photographs. When your partner makes you feel that he will be with you throughout, that makes the whole process easier.
25. Listening to the baby kicks.
Building a family together is a challenge, but everything will fall in its perfect place when you have each other. A new chapter will unfold and it will be full of happiness and hope.
Love is never perfect, but what is important is that you celebrate simple joys. It is with appreciating the simple things that make you appreciate each other even more. It is the genuine connection you share that makes you unbreakable.
Always be ready to make sacrifices for one another. It will never be a perfect journey for both of you, but it will be smooth-sailing since you have one another.
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This is beautiful. I’ve finally found love like this. I feel like the luckiest girl alive. I hope everyone gets their true love ❤
Are you Christian if you are then together forever
What does religion have to do with true love?? Wake up from that narrow minded world
I love these pictures, I can really relate to them…
Loved this article and the illustrations. I lost my husband of 45 years recently and I can tell you that all of your examples are true!
This is very sad😔😔take care of yourself dear❤️
I lost my husband too in 2017. I miss the talks and random hugs and cuddles.
This was the sweetest and kind post I ever saw. I truly enjoyed it. May God bless you always, and your work to. You are amasing.
This war good bit you left out booze drugs abuse like 60percent men
that’s because 60% of women are like you
But that wasn’t what this was about…
Hey Debbie, I am told by my health ‘consultant’ that when I say things like you have said it is just the PTSD talking and just that recognition makes me feel supported and Im suddenly prepared to be less unfair. People, including women and men alike are all individuals as the Monty Python joke goes, and yes there’s too much boozing and smoking and drug use and gambling and other seemingly unnecessary things rather than simply focusing on the sublime generosity of loving someone else, of growing together without losing ourselves with all the risk of being left without someone eventually that this entails, unless we continue to be generous and take the risk the investment does not even have a chance to pay off. You sound like you still have your sensitivity which is perfect ground for new love to grow in, just avoid putting out the weed killer as it also kills off the good growth coming your way, not to put too much into an analogy. We, the organism like all organisms on earth need optimum input for optimum growth so give yourself that and allow yourself to stand proud without being prideful. Ill leave it at that I think.
Maybe it’s women like you who drive men to these things!
Please read your typo before sending. “Was” “but””like 60% men …”what”?
I love this. I hope I get it .I feel a strong connection with someone and a love and respect even though we don’t know each other well. When God knows it’s right he will approach me. He knows who I am and where to find me. I know we can experience compatible, unconditional love forever ❤
Nice words… awesome
Everyone of these pictures reminds me of my wife and I. We practice each one everyday and it works. We don’t fight or argue. If we have differences we talk them through. Wish I had met her sooner in life. I would have less white in my hair, what hair I have left. I would of had less heart ache.
Isnt’t arguing and disagreeing a sign of a healthy relationship ? You must have different views on things ?
Nice piece and precise.
These pics are called in your dreams.
It’s funny you say that when a lot of the people commenting on this article say they found it.
This was such a lovely illustration. But I feel something was missing .. true love even means small fights and arguments and then laughing together at the end.😊
and then you find them in bed with youre best friend …..
I wish I find a girl with the same who has same passion and love for me as I will have for her as vice versa, good luck to everyone for there future life and partners 🤞❤️
I got mine but lost it at the same time …
Been 15 years loving each other and now I miss that moment. She went to the other world due to cancer. I know one day we will meet again , this time forever
Love ❤️ priceless 🤩 gift 🎁
I miss my partner he made me complete. Then he passed.
I completely understand. I was married almost 33 years and lost my wife she made me complete.
I lost this…
Don’t think i’ll ever find this love again.
Yeah but there’s also the hard arguments and annoyances. If you’re telling about real include that as well
Partner’s being upset because you don’t see their hidden signs that they need to talk.
Partner deciding everything
Partner not interested in spending alone time with you
Always being on their phone
I’ve completely lost faith in love.
This is my husband now! His actions show he’s interested in anything but me. It’s lonely being married
Could have left out #9.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful message! I was in floods of tears of happiness all the way through from beginning to end! I will keep this and reflect on it often as I am now reassured that my new love is the one true love who has all these qualities I feel Blessed and forever grateful for this wonderful new person in my life , I can’t thank Godcenough for sending him to me and sending me this your message to cement this for me!
Been to all of these portrait , felt so love, blessed , cared and was indeed joyful marriage. But sadly my loving husband died after 12 years. Thirteen yrs has passed and it seem only yesterday. I really miss all those moments. I thank God because He had given the chance to have that love and care from my late husband.
❤️🌝Simplicity, patience, compassion
Excellent and very true!
How many boys she got, looks like 3 different guys, regardless I couldn’t stop cringing at every pic, great work.
don’t have any of that iam just stuck taking care of my kids with a women i don’t love but i respect her .
so there are guys that take responsibility my dumb ass. I love my daughter even if it means my own happiness 4 years with out sex and going on five i have not gotten a warm embrace
Great pic’s except for the hairy legs thing 😂