Some days I may be tempted to leave this relationship because I no longer
feel the same "love" for my SO I once did. Perhaps time has brought out my
awareness of more differences between us. Or maybe the love I once felt has become
diminished by resentments, hurts, and struggles in our relationship.
It might help me to remember that, even though I can fire the bellboy, my
baggage still remains mine to carry. Am I expecting my SO to love me for who I am, yet
doing the opposite when I find things about him I dont like?
If I can use this relationship to help me sort out what Im doing
to lessen the love in this relationship, it will help me no matter whether I eventually
stay or leave. If there are two windows in a home, and I own one set of curtains, is it
helpful for me to complain about the lack of light coming through the other window, when
my own curtains are drawn partially shut?
Just for Today
Today, Ill look at the choices Ive been making lately, and try to
see how my choices have affected the amount of love I feel. Each resentment and critical
thought I have about our relationship is bound to reduce those feelings of love. Are there
ways I can tackle our mutual problems so that I bring hope and sparkle to our discussions,
rather than gloom and doom?
Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others
praise him for putting roses among thorns. - Anonymous
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