The severing of love runs rampant in our world. Irreconcilable differences. Conflicts of interest. Petty disagreements.
It can be said that such failed unions were doomed from the start. But every relationship – if founded on love – has the ability to withstand any & all forms of adversities.
Any couplings that falter underneath such hardships were simply not taken to their fullest potential.
Love never fails. It waxes & wanes, of course, due to the maliciousness that monotony can sometimes produce in our lives. But love itself never fails.
Silly infatuation & half-hearted affairs do.
For love to flourish, both persons must be equally (if not overly) in love. Both persons must contain a passion for it so constant that it is almost tangible. Love must be in everything they do: from the love they make, to the arguments they battle.
Love must fuel everything you do in your relationship.
Love should never be a constant battle, but it should always be a consistent effort.
So work at your relationships, hard.
Give unabashed love.
Receive unabashed love.
Do not treat your partner as a possession. Respect their individuality; give them space to grow & transform. Encourage their own self-discovery. Fight fair with your lover.
From the book, Sex, Love, Liberation: A Manifesto for the Bold at Heart.