What do we really know about love? It's function? It's meaning? What it really means to our relationships? Sooner or later, everyone falls in love. Or at least they hope to. And while love often comes easy, it's the management of a relationship (if you're blessed enough to have one with the one you love) that's often most difficult.
There's no doubt that love is important, but is it most paramount? Often, the answer is no. People that love one another dissolve their relationships and marriages regularly. Sometimes, it just doesn't work anymore. Love is fluid. It can change from year to year and person to person. Which means that the love we feel can sometimes be only as strong as the option in front of us. That sounds harsh, but the truth about love often is.
Love can be difficult to explain in mere words. But the truth about making a relationship work is not. Love never has been nor never will be enough on its own. It's the work that holds it all together. Love simply inspires the work one puts in for the one they want to be with or inspires the work they put in to get away from the ones they don't.
People that fail to do the work often blame love for things falling apart, forgetting that people often love things that they fail to appreciate. People often love things that they don't take care of as they should. They often love things that they allow complacency to separate them from. And with all of that said, love is not completely the answer, the question, the problem or the solution. Love is so fluid that it can be all things to all people, even the people that resist it.
Yes, love can be a draw to some and a deterrent to others. It's both why people move on and why they won't. It's why people let go and why they hold on to their detriment. Whether people stay together, breakup, build up, tear down, live happily ever after or live trapped in a place of what could've been, love is what it is. The inspiration to what we do or the reason behind what we won't.
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