Monday, September 7, 2015
Love begins with a simple hello and commonly ends with a sad goodbye. But what really does it take for love to bloom and relationship to last longer? In this time and age relationship often last only for a short period of time because there’s no enough solid foundation of love and the persons involved are halfway committed. In building a good love relationship couples should take time and extra effort to know each other well because knowing each other’s good and bad points is a big help in understanding your partner’s moods, traits and values. It’s accepting the best and worst attitudes that will also make you see if you really love the person despite imperfections. Mr. and Ms. Perfect don’t exist, but the person who is right for you might be just there beside you.
Couples should also be good friends first before jumping into a serious relationship because by being friends they can build a stronger foundation. Most friendly relationship started having romantic ideas after years of being together as best friends. Constant companionship brought them to a different level of caring that produce awareness in both sides that they cannot be just friends. That’s the time that they start sending signals that they want each other's company more than anyone in their circle of friends, the time that they setup dinner that would make them closer to each other.
My hubby and I started that way; we’re only close friends for two years until we realized that we want a deeper commitment than being just best friends. He talked to me seriously about it and we set a time frame to gauge if what we felt for each other is a different kind of thing, a special kind of love. That’s the time that you decide to enter a serious and deeper commitment, a vow that would lead into a permanent commitment for life. The term I like you suddenly changed to I love you. A good foundation of friendship, trust, respect and love will lead to a lifetime commitment of love, a love where God should be the center of the relationship.