Oftentimes, especially during Valentine’s Day, when we consider relationships and marriage, we think of romance films and love songs. Those things become our expectations for what a relationship should be. There is a reason they are called movies and songs. They aren’t real. We get snippets of what an intimate relationship looks like from the filmmakers and songwriters.
It is a fact that relationships and marriage require effort and practice. Each individual must be willing to open up a part of themselves to the other. They must be willing to compromise in certain areas, sacrifice some of their time, emotions, wealth, and other than them, in order to establish and maintain something meaningful. Loving words and actions are not enough. It’s also about two people going thru the ups and downs of life together and supporting one another thru it all.
Now, mind you. I am not one who believes that relationships and marriage are complicated. I believe when both people have the right intentions, which should be to build and strong and lasting bond together, and they place the proper ingredients in the relationship pot, they will constantly be stirring a powerful and lasting union.
I’m not saying that there aren’t things in movies and songs that don’t exist in a relationship and marriage. What I am saying is, when striving to build a power couple union, there will be bitter and sweet, ups and downs, good times and bad times. When two people can navigate all of these things with love, mercy, and respect, these are elements that make intimate relationships powerful and real.
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