It is easy to fall in love, but it is difficult to keep love alive in the relationship, let alone to make love grow over the years. Many divorces arise because the couples try to save themselves by saving their marriage. But if they exercised some control over the circumstances, they would be happy together and enjoy each other until “till death us apart” as marriage promises.
To keep love in marriage or in a relationship, honesty must be practiced daily. No one likes a liar at home; it’s like having a thief in the family. Your house is your safe place to stay. If you do not feel safe at home with the other residents who are supposedly your loved ones, you will not enjoy your life. You will live your life in constant fear that is unhealthy for everyone. Honesty comes from trusting someone else to preserve privately the issues that are important to each other.
Love bears responsibility for the parties involved. Any party who is in love with each other must be prepared to be responsible to the other by meeting the needs of the spouse or partner or loved ones. It is your responsibility to take care of it and show it to your loved ones if you claim that you love them. Love must be drawn into action. It is your responsibility to show and assure your loved ones of your love. Take turns taking your special time together or surprise each other; have fun making adventures and make it a point to create memorable moments. It is your responsibility to discover your partner’s sympathies and dislikes to bring your love to a good level, such as the type of lingerie or flowers that your wife prefers.
Love can be taken for granted if you lose track of your loved ones. Responsibility comes with fulfilling the needs and preferences of your loved ones. It doesn’t always have to be ‘about me’; love is about fulfilling the other half of you – your partner. Being connected to marriage can mean that both of you are so close to each other, yet two people adapt to each other. To fulfill each other is to meet the needs and desires of each other about your own needs and desires. For example, your wife wants to shop for lingerie while you prefer golf. Everyone must make time to meet the needs and preferences of others. Take turns and take the time to resolve the differences to enjoy the relationship and build your love.
Love can be a feeling for another, but it requires dedication to love. You can like Paris and Venice the next day today, but love between people doesn’t work that way. Love deeply influences a person’s emotions and therefore dedication is required to build love.
Patience is a value and love needs patience. No one is perfect and so all the loving parties have to be patient in refining their love. Patience in love is really a great sign of sacrifice that goes beyond the tolerance of the peculiarities of your partner.