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Love Requires Hard Work – You Can’t Just Leave When Things Get Tough

Love should have a sweet, sugary flavor. Not a bitter, rotten taste.

It should make your life beautiful. It should help you experience things you’ve never felt before. Reach heights you never knew even existed. Fall into a divine sensation of ecstasy.

Love should bring out the best of you, help you grow. It should motivate you to open up and start seeing the world through your heart’s lenses.

But, love also requires effort. It requires a lot of sacrifices.

Good relationships don’t just happen overnight.

When you love someone, you fight with all of your being to protect what you have. You put up with things that you personally don’t find enjoying. You accept compromises for the sake of the relationship. You embrace changes because it is the only way to go forward.

You don’t just leave whenever you experience a bit of drama. You can’t pretend to love someone, and then run for the hills whenever you have a little fight. It doesn’t work like that.

You are either there, through thick and thin, holding hands and fearlessly walking through the hailstorm, or you don’t get attached at all.

I’m sorry but, love will never be only pink skies, warm hugs, careless mornings and cozy nights. There will be pain, there will be sorrow, anger, tears, drama, fights. And if you truly love the person beside you, you will do anything to get through those tough times.

Because when you truly love someone, you don’t give up at the first sign of inconvenience. You don’t throw everything away over one stupid disagreement. You don’t let your relationship fall apart over a silly argument.

When you truly love someone, you sit down and talk until everything is settled. You fight, you scream, you cry, but you never give up. You give them a chance to explain themselves. You share your opinions. You suggest a compromise. You think of everything you two could do to improve your relationship. You discuss until the sun comes up and night falls again.

But, whatever happens, you don’t give up without a fight.

Not if you really care about them.

Because when you love someone, and I mean really love them from the very depths of your heart, you stick with them. You don’t show up only when it feels convenient for you. You don’t hold their hand when they’re fine and then abandon them when they are at their most miserable.  You don’t disappear when they need you and reappear when you need them.

When you really love someone, you don’t let them go through life alone. Whether it’s pain or happiness they experience, you are always there to hold their hand and let them know that it will all be well. You don’t let them suffer through it alone. You are in it together.

Because when you truly love someone, you believe that whatever it is that you’re experiencing, as long as you stick together and hold each other’s hand, you can survive it.

Stephanie Reeds

Stephanie Reeds

A professional writer with many years of experience in the fields of psychology, human relationships, science, and spirituality.
Stephanie Reeds