Love is a many splendid thing and when the stars align and love is in your court the world is just a better place.
The birds sing zippideedoodaa, and nothing can get you down when that ol’ feeling takes a hold….. but is that stuff only in movies?
Many of my favourite movies have love woven into the theme, but when the credits roll at the end we never really find out what happened next unless there’s a sequel like Grease 2 which really should never have been made.
The Notebook was a brilliant love story that began almost at the end, but what happened to Baby and Johnny?
I still love love.
Knowing someone has your back, someone to cuddle with in bed and talk about your fears and dreams – that stuff is priceless, but although I still believe in love, there are a few things I no longer believe about love.
Love with the right person is easy
Love is easy, sure, but relationships take work. It doesn’t matter how great you are together in bed, or how deep your friendship is, when it comes to a working relationships it involves give and take. Add kids, a mortgage and other external pressures and it doesn’t take long for cracks to appear.
Everyone needs to regularly check in with their partners and suss out how everyone is feeling. Communication is king when it comes to love.
My life will be better when I’m in love
I used to look to other people to validate me, and this was especially true in relationships. I used to think that if I am loved by someone then I am beautiful/smart/funny/sexy etc, but it is not the other person that makes me this way. I have to feel these things in order to be these things.
True love will conquer all
I used to believe that if you loved each other everything would work out in the end….Sadly, it is not always the case. Sometimes people love each other but they just aren’t good for each other and walking away from a relationship that is toxic is an important part of self preservation.
Love is a feeling
Love is a feeling but we must remember that love is a verb. Love is something we do, and we need to keep doing it to keep the feeling alive. Love is doing little things for your partner, being thoughtful and kind. Putting someone else’s feelings before your own, and ensuring your partner feels safe and warm. These things don’t cost money, but they are the foundation of a precious relationship.
When a relationship doesn’t work it doesn’t mean you are unloveable
Compatibility is a funny thing. Just because one person feels it, doesn’t mean both people do. Now that I’m older I can just see thing for what they are a little more and see sometimes things just aren’t right between two people. You’d have to be a real arse hat to be truly unlovable.
When you love you don’t feel attracted to other people
I’ve been dealing a few infidelities with friends at the moment. Either they are being unfaithful or their partner has cheated on them. We are animals so becoming attracted to other people is very possible regardless of how much we love our partners.
What we do with that temptation is thing that separates us from animals. Trust is easily broken, and incredibly difficult to repair.
Happily ever after does exist
I still believe in this one….. Many relationships do stand the test of time, and happily ever after does exist. It is as rare as a diamond, and far more precious, but it does exist.
Do you love love?
What do you believe about love?