This week we've been sharing your stories of love and commitment with the world as a way to call on the media to tell more inclusive love stories this Valentine's Day. With marriage and partnership recognition being challenged in several states, it is especially important that the media shows all kinds of love stories, not just the straight ones. Although we received many unique and touching stories, we could only share a few. Enjoy! Eli & Bill When did you know that your significant other was the person you wanted to share your life with? When love and family became our priority commitment … love is the most important component. Love can be a humbling experience. When I am traveling and I can't wait to get home. When waking up and seeing him next to me makes me feel whole and happy. When we fight together endlessly for equality and social justice and love every minute we spend out there telling our stories. And when I see myself old one day and knowing he sees me like the first night we met. He is the love and strength of my life. Sandy & Doug What makes your relationship special? Our relationship is special because we enjoy being together more than we enjoy anything else. Maturity has brought us to a point in our lives where we know who we are and what we want. There is no game playing; communication is open and direct. When did you know that your significant other was the person you wanted to share your life with? I was thinking that I could see myself in a long term relationship with him and while I was thinking it, he said it out loud. At that moment I knew that I wanted to share my life with him. It's been an amazing 10 years. Rose Marie & Sue What makes your relationship special? We respect each other and stay honest with each other. And of course a lot of love, and we make it a point to tell each other every day that we love one another. We are there to hold each other’s hand for no particular reason. And after 31 years, we know what the other is thinking and sometimes finish the other's sentence. Laura & Deb What makes your relationship special? We came into this relationship, knowing we weren't going to change/fix the other. No matter what. Larry & Ken What is the best thing about being in a relationship? The comfort we have of knowing we are never alone at the end of the day, we can shut the world out and be a family. Nothing can beat the feeling of safety and contentment of being in love. Ez Jean-Baptiste & Janae What is the best thing about being in a relationship? The best thing about being in a relationship is knowing there's someone out there that cares about you and how you feel, and you know that person has your back. And you have that person to come home to after a long day at work, and you know they'll listen to you vent about whoever or whatever made you mad that day. Knowing that person will be with you through thick and thin and you can trust, confide and be yourself with that person, and there's no judgment. You know it's real and you don't have to worry about drama, you just focus on being together and building a life together. Making sure that your partner has everything they need, and they know that you'll always be there. Terry & Christopher When did you know that your significant other was the person you wanted to share your life with? If I had to pinpoint an exact moment, it would be our second date together, we had just finished watching Julie&Julia, and eating pizza and drinking soda alone one night, and we ended up just cuddling for a good long hour on the couch, completely silent, just enjoying the warmth and comfort of each other. From that moment on, I had an undying feeling that this was the man I wanted to be with for the rest of my life. Ladi & Chris What is the best thing about being in a relationship? A relationship teaches you who you are and who you are willing to be. The best thing about being in a relationship is having a hand to hold when you are scared, a shoulder to cling to when you are sad, being able to say "I love you" with just a smile and having someone who will help put your Ikea furniture together. When did you know that your significant other was the person you wanted to share your life with? I am not a cool guy, the day after our first date, I really wanted to talk to him again. So I called him about 10 AM and left a message saying that I had a great time and that I hope that we get a chance to go out again, I called him again at 1 PM and told him that we should get together again and rambled on about something. I called one more time at 4 PM and left another rambling message about how great he was and who knows what else. He didn't call back, at all, and I was crushed because I knew I had blown it. As I was leaving work, he drove up, he hadn't heard my messages yet. We spent a couple of hours just hanging out, and I told him I left him some messages. He later told me that he knew he was in love with me when he heard them. When did I know I loved him? Our first date. Philip & Jason What is the best thing about being in a relationship? We go to sleep every night saying thank you to one another for being our husbands. We face everything as a couple. We forgive each other when we each mess up. We worship together at the same church. We are both advocates for LGBT equality. Geo & Dog When did you know that your significant other was the person you wanted to share your life with? It was love at first sight. The first time i saw him, I knew he was my soul mate, and the most handsome man I ever have seen. I remember seeing him and my knees got weak, thank goodness for the table beside me, or I would have fallen to the ground.