Sunday, November 14, 2010


One of the greatest gifts in life is to love, and to be loved in return. We can all agree that at times love is a bittersweet experience that tends to find ways to strip us from where we stand and forces us to think outside of our normal self.

My friend recently shared a message with me that I wanted to share with you:
“Someone close to me once said relationships are like a dance: One factor they miss is that dancers must be able to BEND. If you are unwilling to bend in your relationship then it will surely break. A dance is always about BOTH partners and THEIR ability to complement one another, but perfecting that dance takes WORK and DEDICATION.”

It is easy to get wrapped up in how we operate as individuals that we hold our significant others accountable for not doing things the way we want them or what we consider to be right. In a relationship I do believe both partners must learn and master how to be flexible and how to make room for error if you intend for your relationship to last. We must remember that all relationships are about that four letter word: W-O-R-K...and if you are not willing to put in work, how can you expect your relationship to last? Remember to recite this phrase when we encounter days and moments where we feel unbearable with our significant other: (Please recite the following to yourself before you make any actions or utter words that might hurt the situation rather than making it better)

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

Remember we are human, with every new second that passes by we are learning and experiencing new things; with each new experience and lesson we go through in life, come changes. No person remains the same, the "five year old" you thought and reacted differently than the "today" you so why expect that you or your significant other will be the same? Learn how to relearn your loved one EVERYDAY, remember that it takes a lot of work to keep a successful relationship and more importantly learn how to respect them: Body, mind, and Spirit. 
Let us look to our Holy Father for learning how to deal with relationships: He is patient, He thankfully does not hold a tab on our wrongdoings, and more importantly He WORKS with us on a daily basis…remember that “Love never fails”


1 comment:

  1. I needed to read this, just to remind myself that I have to learn to bend with my partner, I can really be set in my ways at times, thank you for your wonderful words!