Let’s Pursue a Love that Withstands the Test of Time
Hello there, lovely readers! Today, we’re diving into one of my go-to topics – meaningful relationships. You know, the ones that stay steady during stormy weather and come out even stronger as clear skies appear – those loves that truly withstand the test of time.
A Little History
Before I get lost in metaphors, let’s start with an interesting fact: Did you know the oldest recorded love story dates back to about 4,100 years ago? It’s written on a clay tablet discovered in Iraq and tells a beautiful tale about enduring love against all odds. It definitely gives new meaning to “love that withstands the test of time”!
But let’s face reality for a minute – maintaining long-lasting love isn’t always easy. Those movies where couples ride off into sunsets without ever having an argument are – spoiler alert – not real life.
Now gulp down that mug-full-of-truth as we dive deep into how WE can pursue and keep such love alive!
Step 1: Plant Seeds of Authenticity
To pursue a love meant to last a lifetime, you cannot wear masks or hide behind facades. Being your true self fosters transparency and respect between partners allowing your relationship to thrive.
Step 2: Cultivate Kindness
Kindness begets kindness; implementing this simple principle makes any relationship better able/close-knit/stronger over time (choose one). A sweet good morning text or cooking their favorite meal ‘just because’ will assure them about your feelings for them.
Step 3: Grow Through Communication
Ever played Chinese whispers? Fun game but if followed in relationships? Oh boy! Miscommunication can lead to disagreements which can snowball into conflicts if not addressed properly. Always be open with your feelings; nor ignore theirs as well.
An Underlining Fact
True love isn’t about avoiding quarrels. It’s about overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, and holding on and never letting go. It is a short word that is easy enough to spell but difficult to define—yet it’s the only thing in the world that covers up all the pain with its warmth.
Think about your grandparents and their adorable love story– baking cookies every Sunday together or grandpa fetching grandma’s favorite novel from the library even if his legs give him hell? That’s enduring love for you!
Laws of Attraction
And let’s not forget about attraction; it can’t keep you holding hands in an aged care home decades later though. For that kind of ‘forever’, love has to run deeper than just physical attractiveness; it requires genuine admiration for each other’s souls.
Who Lies Beneath
As time goes by, we all change – physically and emotionally! Imagine watching those changes in someone else over many years – there’s something beautiful about falling in love with who they become while staying true to who they’ve always been.
Nurture through Nurturing
It might surprise some people how taking care of each other keeps the flame alive longer. From helping sort out bills when one is going through a rough patch financially, getting soup when one has flu or merely reminding your partner to hydrate because amidst chaos they forgot – nurturing indeed adds more depth into relationships.
The Ultimate Test of Time amidst Quarantine
During COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide we saw couples thriving or sinking under confined spaces around-the-clock for months on end – a new “test of time”. Communication became challenging but also rewarding as partners discovered new sides or facets regarding each other boosting mutual respect exponentially!
Pursuing Love Throughout Eternity…
So let’s get down into ‘pursuing’ such eternal kind of love practically:
1) Respect: Their wishes as much as you respect yours.
2) Forgiveness: Nobody’s perfect. Learning to say sorry, and equally important – accepting apologies.
3) Empathy: Understand their viewpoints rather than “who’s right”.
4) Independence: Encourage personal growth along with couple growth.
So dearest reader, as we sign off today’s blog post let’s strive for that love which stands the test of time! The moments may become memories but the bond formed through years of shared experiences – laughs, cries, joys and support gives an unexplainable fulfillment that makes enduring love a worthwhile pursuit.
Let’s Pursue a Love That Withstands the Test of Time… All The Time! Until next time!
Note to My Lovely Readers
Alright my lovely readers! I hope you found this enjoyable and insightful. Remember to keep on loving courageously through all kinds of weather. Only then can we achieve “a love that withstands the test of TIME (trouble, insecurities, misfortune & everything else). May your love story be one for the ages!
Remember friends; pursuing meaningful relationships is not just about being profoundly in “love”. It’s also about growing old together while still being madly in “like”. Cheers!