01 Jul Relationship Myth: Can Love Alone Really Conquer All?
If you Google the definition of “love”, you will find that it is described in many ways. Words such as affection, passionate, tenderness, benevolent concern for others, all jump out on the screen.
Famous people have been quoted as saying:
“Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear” – John Lennon
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them” – Mother Teresa
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
But can love alone really conquer all when it comes to your relationship?
Without a doubt, love feels good and is the essence of all relationships. It makes you feel good about yourself and your relationship.
Though, let’s get very real here… Not every day is going to be perfect in your relationship. It is widely accepted that there are going to be good days and bad days, ups and downs, warm and tingly moments and moments where you may want your partner to just bugger off!
Wow… such a rollercoaster eh?
Still, the rollercoaster doesn’t have to be so bumpy, as it is 100% within your control to design your relationship. It should not be consistently painful. Love gives you a reason to work at your relationship. However, if you sit around and don’t do your part, love alone won’t save you. The rollercoaster train will derail and the relationship will fall apart.
Real love helps you to get past the bad times. You and your partner need to work together to drive out any fear, hatred, anger and resentment that exists in your relationship.
Make an effort to work at your relationship by making it a must to carry out acts of unconditional love, kindness and compassion daily.
This is a full-time job! And if you’re willing to put in the work, it can all be worth it in the end.
I spotted the following words on a cell wall during a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Germany in 2015 and took a picture:
“Love is Louder” (Image by Graham Staddon: https://www.flickr.com/photos/136111177@N04/)
Now, I have no idea who wrote this or when it was written, but how powerful are these words?
Just think about how these words can be a game changer in avoiding the relationship challenges and difficulties we face… if love was so loud that it becomes the guiding force? The force that can help you to fight against all odds and sometimes compromise on the things you care about to demonstrate your love and respect for each other.
From my personal experience of love, I believe that when you love someone deeply enough, anything is possible. If you don’t believe that, then you’ve given up before anything has even begun.
But a relationship isn’t just going to work out by itself; you have to do your best to make it work.
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I’d love to hear from you in the comments below on your experiences of love:
• What does love mean to you?
• Can love alone conquer all?
• Have you ever given or received a random act of love or kindness from your partner?
I’ll leave you with this final quote from Oprah Winfrey:
“The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are”
I hope you found this to be a thought-provoking read. If so, please click ‘like’ and feel free to share the message and spread the love!
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With Love & Appreciation
Teresha, The Confidence Restyler™ Xx