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Many couples get engaged each year between the Christmas holidays and Valentine’s Day. Those who are lucky realize that love knows no bounds, rather it is limitless. They are able to successfully blend two families & create something greater!
Some unlucky brides or grooms have been wounded. For whatever reason, they are not confident in their inherent worth. They don’t truly have confidence in this love or relationship. Because they fear losing the relationship, they cling, smother and try to isolate their partner. Often this is done at the expense of the partner’s family. The problem is there is no prize in taking a man or woman away from their family. There is just loss.
People who live their lives like this have no concept of the human heart and its capacity for love. Love is not finite! It is infinite!! The more a person is loved, the more love the person has to give. A woman can love her parents and siblings and still have plenty of love to give her husband. It is not an issue if a man loves his sister, he won’t have enough love left for his wife. It is the opposite. Love should make your world larger, not smaller.
The best example of this occurs quite often when couples are expecting their second child. Almost invariably they wonder if they can possibly love this new baby as much as the first. Of course they take one look at this new child and their hearts nearly burst with love! They fall just as in love with child number two as child number one plus the parents and first child are the recipients and givers of more love.
Insecure brides or grooms should try to remember a few things. The love between your partner and his family is what made him into the person you love. If the love of her family created such a wonderful woman, think how wonderful it will be to be on the receiving end of that love. Be open to it! Be warned, if you force him to choose between you and his family, you might lose.
In the end, love should enhance your life. The more people you love, the more you are loved. The same applies to all those you love. Love begets love begets love begets love!