Love is kind & it is not proud. Love is forgiveness & giving respect. Love sees no fault. Love builds up but does not tear down. Love endures & does not give up hope in relationship. LOVE NEVER FAILS.
But in today’s time! how many of the above hold true?
Few things, we can inculcate in our daily lives to transmit love:
1. Communicate respectfully.
2. Giving importance and acknowledgement.
3. Purposefully try to understand each other’s feelings even in disagreement.
4. Letting go of the small stuff. “We all have annoying habits and preferences that are different from our spouse’s. Either show interest in each others’ hobbies or allow for space to participate freely.” (Dave Ramsey)
5. Protect each other’s dignity on a daily basis.
6. Foster an atmosphere of laughter in your home. Look for ways to laugh together.
1. Picture of your mind.
The romantic tragedy occurs when you view the person you are in love with as an image of what they have come to represent and then you realize that more often, you don’t really know your partner.
2. Be open, flexible & learn from each other.
The key is to see the other as a mirror and learn from the reflection how you can be a better person. Specially, when you feel upset rather than blame your partner and point fingers try to reason out.
3. Time for yourself.
Accept that love can’t rescue you from being alone but learn to spend time being with yourself. By feeling safe and secure to be on your own within the framework of relationship, you will feel more complete, happy and whole.
4. Don’t win the fight & lose the battle.
Some couples create separateness by fighting and then making up over and over again. This allows you to continue the romantic trance, creating drama and avoiding real intimacy. If you become aware of what you fear about intimacy, you’ll have a better sense of why you’re fighting and likely will fight far less.
5. Fill your heart with love.
One thing that unites us is that we all long to be happy. This happiness usually includes the desire to be close to someone in a loving way. To create real intimacy, get in touch with the spaciousness of your heart and bring awareness to what is good within you. It’s easier to recognize the good in your partner when you are connected to the good in yourself.
6. Fix your mind on giving
Genuine happiness is not about feeling good about ourselves because other people love us; it’s more about how well we have loved ourselves and others. The unintentional outcome of loving others more deeply is that we are loved more deeply.
7. Don’t hold onto the past
You may look to things such as romance and constant togetherness to fill a void in yourself. This will immediately cause suffering. If you unconsciously expect to receive love in certain ways to avoid giving that love to yourself, you will put your sense of security in someone else.
Stop expecting & do what you want for yourself.