posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 02:12 PM
It was stated earlier that in many cases partners will stay together in a type of trade situation. "You give me your compassion, I'll give you
mine." That's not love, that's survival.
Love IS a seatbelt to speak metaphorically. BUT, it's not one that you strap onto yourself. In terms of a relationship, a husband would buckle his
wife and vice versa.
Love is when you can completely give yourself AND WANT to give yourself. Love is not forced.
Love is as critical for your mind and body as oxygen. It's not negotiable. The more connected you are, the healthier you will be both physically and
emotionally. The less connected you are, the more you are at risk.
There is a mythology in our culture that love just happens. As a result, the depressed often sit around passively waiting for someone to love them.
But love doesn't work that way. To get love and keep love you have to go out and be active and learn a variety of specific skills. It's true, there
is a skill set that is needed to achieve and, in particular, maintain love.
One consequence of the popular culture influence upon our ideals of love is that we become disappointed when we actually receive true love because it
does not fit out preconceived notions. Often times we don't realise that we want someone to fit our ideal of what love is but that ideal itself is
My best (general)advice?
1) Maintain great communication skills. Not only verbal, but all aspects of communication.
2) Focus on the significant other while maintaining a certain amount of self-care as well.
3) Maintain a positive outlook. Depression or negativity often times keeps us from getting outside ourselves and learning to love. It keeps us
"It's so easy, To think about Love, To Talk about Love, To wish for Love, But it's not always easy, To recognize Love, Even when we hold it.... In