The Phases of Love
Suddenly, doubts, fears, pain and regret make entrances. Their dramatic appearance alone is enough to start the separation process.
There is the belief that love, and love alone, can make a relationship work.
If both sides love equally, it is believed a relationship will be lasting. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. The things that can end a relationship are not always the lack of love; they are the things that have nothing to do with it.
Love is said to conquer all. When it comes to families, friends and work associates that can be a tough battle for love to win. It is devastating when the person you hope to marry has a family that feels you are not a good fit. Nothing is worse than meeting prospective in-laws who unanimously make it painfully clear you are not “good enough” for their son or daughter. When there are ex-spouses and children involved, troubles can pile up like a ten car accident.
The Detours of Love
Education, background, interests, life styles, spiritual beliefs, if there is no common ground, the road to bliss is filled with detours. Opposites may attract, but they won’t stay in the same orbit if they disagree on which sun to circle.
Love is truly a wonderful thing. But, lack of love may not be the only reason why a relationship falters. There may be many reasons why. Sometimes all we have left are questions. The conclusions we draw on our own may not hold the real answers. When unsure, it always helps to seek insight.