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  • PushPull
    +13

    That sometimes, love isn't enough.

    • idlethreat
      +5

      Ooh. Ouch. Been there, my friend.

    • TwoADay
      +1

      Loyalty, not love, makes relationships work.

      • NameTaken
        +1

        Isn't it a bit of both of them? You would need love to stick with them and that is the basis.

        • TwoADay
          +3

          Loyalty will keep a relationship going when love falters.

          • NameTaken
            +2

            If love falters, then why would someone want to stay in a relationship?

            • TwoADay
              +2

              Because love will always falter; a person's emotions are fickle, especially when they're young.
              If you're the kind of person who will give up on a relationship on a whim, then you're not the kind of person who will ever have a long, meaningful relationship.

            • NameTaken
              +2
              @TwoADay -

              Ok, thanks for that useful advice!

    • Qukatt (edited 7 years ago)
      +1

      I always think of love like your fireplace. It may draw you to it's warmth initially and it will certainly help you through the cold dark winters of your relationship but it is not a foundation or the strong walls of trust. In your relationship you still need space, trust, some assurance of mutual support as well as compromise.

      In all that you shouldn't have a house without a fireplace; it's what keeps you warm.

      And like all analogies don't look too closely at it ;)