Love and Marriage –

What is Love? Love is an emotion. Ask anyone that question and you will get a million different responses. Love is beautiful and scary. Love is intimacy, commitment, and passion.  Love is trust, understanding, and compassion.   There is no wrong or right answer.  It’s what you feel.  The love you have for a spouse is not the same love you have for your child.  It doesn’t mean you love the other less, it’s a different feeling – stronger.  Think of the love you feel right now for your parents, spouse, children & friends – how strong is your love for each?  All different , right?   You just don’t love everyone the same.  Don’t forget that just because somebody doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with everything they got.  Everyone expresses this emotion differently.  You can’t make anyone love you.  It’s just the way it is…

What is Marriage?  It’s a social union or legal contract between two people. Legal contract? Does that come with an expiration date? LOL 😉  Why do people get married?  There are countless reasons why people get married but the number one reason is LOVE – two people meet, fall in-love and want to live happily ever after.

 ‘Marriage is a leap of faith.  It’s a crazy idea when you break it down on paper: two people bound  for  a lifetime, for better or worse. But at some point between the initial flush of love and the  reality of the  day-to-day, you become one.’

But the reality is –  marriage isn’t a fairy tale, it takes hard work.  Everything at the beginning is rainbows and butterflies – but when you start to sweat the small stuff – Be kind. Be patient. Believe.  At the end of the day – COMMUNICATION IS KEY!   

Some people are willing to do the work while others make excuses and turn their backs.  Nothing is forever – No one is perfect (there isn’t such a thing).    Sometimes things don’t work out as planned so you move.

Listen, it takes two people to make a marriage work.  You can’t force anyone to stay, you do what you can until its time to let go.   Marriage is compromise – it doesn’t matter how many years you have been married, you learn something new every day.   Sometimes you have to agree to disagree.  Who said it was going to be easy!?  Nothing in life is…   Marriage takes work – keep the fire burning – I know its easy to fall into routine with day-to-day life but when you start to sweat the small stuff: Be Kind, Be Patient, LISTEN!   It’s a beautiful and adventurous journey but it’s not meant for everyone. Sad but true.

If you noticed, I didn’t mention being married with kids because I have none.  I wouldn’t know where to begin. (Sleepless nights, dirty diapers, school, sports, tantrums etc…)  The closest thing I have to a child is my dog && she drives me crazy.  LOL

Until tomorrow.. Peace & Love xoxox

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