The Language of Love
Love is such a powerful word. It could make you or break you. When it stands alone, you could see how beautiful it is. But when it starts to be associated to a relationship, it begins to flourish and as well as cause a myriad of emotions which can become the weak point in a relationship.
Although we tend to associate romantic partners in regards to relationships, in reality, relationships are present with our friends, families, co-workers and business partners, but most importantly ourselves.
Giving Unconditionally Love
Whether you like to admit it or not, you have your own ideas of what love is, and how relationships should work. Somewhere behind your head, you set expectations not only for yourself but for the people you love. Yet, love can never be an expectation game. Love is unconditional and when you expect nothing in return that is when you truly love them. You yourself are a source of love, and you should give it away freely. In loving unconditionally, your happiness is not measured by the love you receive from others. Just give love, accept the way they are and don’t ask them to ever change.
Love Yourself First
There is only one Love, and there are millions of ways to show it. In love, the very start of the journey begins with the self. To be able to love others truly and unconditionally, take a minute to reflect how you love yourself. Before you love others, you should as well love yourself the same way. You can learn how to forgive others, if you know how to forgive yourself first. You see, if you still have fears or unresolved issues how could you even give love to others when you can’t give it to yourself? If you had begun with yourself, then you are confident enough that you could love others in a million ways you could imagine.
How to have a Long Lasting Relationships
Relationships involve two parties who commit to each other in terms of a long lasting love. It involves great work, sacrifice, care and attention for the one you love with mutual support and understanding.
Relationships are not as perfect as what you think, because humans are not perfect. You could actually write millions and millions of books about the success of relationships. But, it takes two people to actually and mutually commit to one another and to make the relationship work where the both of them are happy.
One key ingredient to a successful relationship is respect. It is inevitable that in a relationship there will be differences. A healthy and happy relationship does not mean that both of you should always agree on everything, like watching the same TV show, or playing the same sports and never have disagreements. The opposite is true in truly allowing the other person to maintain autonomy in personal preferences, and finding love and acceptance in those differences is what keeps relationships healthy. This allows each individual to exist the way they really are, without trying to control or fix the other. Just be honest with each other, and with open communication anything is possible. Despite all the differences there may be in love, always remember love can move mountains and conquer the world.