Love Is Not Enough To Make A Relationship Work
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Love Is Not Enough To Make A Relationship Work

You need more than just " a connection."

Love Is Not Enough To Make A Relationship Work

It doesn't matter what type of relationship you’re in, whether it is platonic or romantic, sometimes, love is just not enough.

Whatever connection you may think you have with someone is not always enough to keep them in your life, and that is just a fact.

Throughout my life, I have learned that it is possible to love someone with everything you have. It is possible to be friends with someone you have such a strong connection with that you tell everything to.

There are going to be people you would do anything for.

However, in that same respect, there are going to be some people who do not feel the same as you. Some of these people will not put in the same effort as you.

There are just some relationships that don’t work out despite the energy, effort and love that is invested.

When we come to the realization that this is true, it is devastating.

How can the person you care so much about not feel the same?

How could the person you care so much for not benefit you the way you benefit them?

How could something feel so good but be so wrong?

During this time we must acknowledge that our love needs to be reciprocated, and at the end of the day, some people just do not know how to love others properly...ourselves included.

We should not have to settle on people who do not help us grow.

We should not have to settle on people we work so hard for when they don’t put the same in return.

Sometimes, that love you feel for them just is not going to be enough to stay.

It is not going to be enough to continue a friendship or any sort of relationship.

No matter how long you have known someone or how long you have been building a connection, things change.

We cannot keep rationalizing our loved one's bad behavior or underappreciation because we think things can work.

They will never work.

No, love is not enough. To have a working relationship, you need so much more. You need someone who encourages, motivates you to be better and who is thoughtful.

It is completely OK to realize that love will not be enough to uphold your relationship. You need and deserve more from someone.

It is going to be OK that you did not get your dream proposal from your high school sweetheart.

It is OK you ended a friendship when they put their problems above yours every time.

It is OK that you stopped talking to a boy who you knew was never going to be right for you.

A “connection” just isn’t enough.

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