Love Is Not Enough To Make A Relationship Work
Start writing a post
Relationships

Love Is Not Enough To Make A Relationship Work

You need more than just " a connection."

1468
Love Is Not Enough To Make A Relationship Work
Unsplash

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.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

52125
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

123317
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments