“The course of true love never did run smooth”, according to the great Shakespeare. Indeed, you shouldn’t expect your relationship to be all all roses and rainbows. This is not how life works. But you shouldn’t give up on someone you love, even when it’s hard.
We tend to give up on things too easily these days. This week we could be romantically involved, and in two months time we could be with a different partner or single again. But some people find that person that changes their whole life, that puts everything into perspective. We feel the magic of that kind of love and know it’s unique because we’ve never been there before. Love is indeed the most powerful thing in the universe. Studies say our brains react the same way to falling in love as they do to cocaine.
But sometimes things can become rough, we may lose that connection with our partner. Conflict and arguments arise and then we think everything’s lost. But just because things are hard, it doesn’t mean we have to quit.
Real love is about putting the other person’s feelings and well-being ahead of your own. It’s about showing compassion, empathy, understanding and kindness. If there is conflict, letting go of that relationship is a coward thing to do, it’s taking the easy way out. Fight for it with all your being, unless you really think there’s no love left between you two.
The fight is well worth it because you know that the chances for you to love this way again are very slim. Falling in love with someone and finding something deep and meaningful are the rarest things in the world. Don’t take them for granted.
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