No matter what anyone says or tells you, relationships are hard work! It doesn’t matter the kind ~ friends, siblings, parents, colleagues or spouses. Like anything else in life, there are good moments and bad ones. Hopefully, we learn from the bad and grow through the good. I believe it’s really important to focus on what’s good in your life.
Celebrate what each of you bring to the relationship and count your blessings!
Lust is easy. Love is hard. Like is most important. ~ Carl Reiner
Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. ~ Leo Buscaglia
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. ~ Wayne W. Dyer
Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you. ~ Author Unknown
Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. ~ Barnett R. Brickner
Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new. ~ Ursula K. LeGuin
Last but not least …
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966