Want to know what the secret to find lasting love is? Here it is: work!
Love is like a small child. It’s going to grow, but it has to be nurtured and cared for in order to grow healthy and stay alive. If you don’t invest significant amounts of time into your love, it’s going to die!
In Part 1, we looked at the kind of work you need to do on yourself, but it also takes work to make the other person happy as well. What kind of work?
- Spending time. There is nothing that says “I love you” more than spending time with someone. Making time in your busy day will mean a lot to your partner or lover, and it will show them that they are the most important thing in your life.
- Doing activities together. You need to have your own pursuits and ambitions, but you also need to have things that you work on together. It could be something as simple as cleaning the house or washing the car, or it could be saving up for a house or starting your own company. Whatever it is, do it together for your love’s sake!
- Sharing interests. You’re not going to like everything the other person does, and they’re not going to like everything you do. That’s not the way life works. But you do need to share some interests, or else what will keep you together? Find common ground, and do the things you both love.
- Learning about them. What makes them tick? What makes them happy, mad, or sad? The more you find out about your partner, the more you will come to understand them–and the more you will love them!
In Part 3, we’ll look at what constitutes a truly healthy relationship…
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