When it comes to building a lasting relationship, of course love matters—a lot. But is love the only thing that matters? I don’t see how it can be. It seems to me that love is just a piece of the puzzle. If you think you are going to build a relationship that stands the test of time on love and love alone, you’ve got another thing coming. It’s just not that simple.
I’m sure you may be wondering, what matters more than love? Well think about it like this; love is the core of a relationship, like our heart is to the body. Once our heart stops, we die. Once love fades, the relationship begins to die. But here’s the thing; even though our heart is the core of our existence, to live a quality life, we need much more than the heart. We need all of our organs to function and function well. If we don’t have that, we suffer. You with me?
If that makes as much sense to you as it does to me, you will want to read more about the things that may matter even more than love—the organs that keep a relationship alive and well. Let’s get down to the interesting stuff. When it comes to building a solid, loving, healthy relationship that can, not just survive, but thrive over time, what do you really need?