What Makes Love
8 Virtues That Make Love Last
Nothing erodes love like dishonesty.
Is what you’re hiding more important than your
relationship? If not, stop hiding it or it will be the only
thing you have left.
You can’t be honest with others without first being
honest with yourself.
Respect always builds others; it never tears them
Lasting love is impossible without respect.
You can give respect as a free gift.
Respect begets respect.
Trust is the only enduring currency in all
Without trust, relationships simply cannot last.
Honesty and respect create a foundation for trust.
Sexual honesty and purity—keeping it between you
and your spouse only—is a fortress that protects
love and family.
You don’t have to always be right.
Be sorry when you need to be sorry, say you’re sorry
and mean it.
The ability to admit you’re wrong builds trust.
A genuine apology helps draw two people closer
But don’t use “sorry” tritely.
If you don’t forgive, you’ll live in a self-made prison.
Forgive yourself. It’ll make it easier to forgive others.
Resentment means that you have some forgiving to
Forgiveness sets you free.
6. Clean Out Your Closet
If you have issues, clean them up, for your sake and
for the sake of those you love.
If you have an addiction or a long-term emotional
hang up, you need help. Get it.
Have the courage to seek therapy and support. You’ll
be a lot less lonely if you do.
You’ve got to have fun with each other.
Relax, lighten up, use your imagination, and try
“Love is being stupid together.” —Paul Valery
Fun renews life. It renews everything.
If you dream, you can hope.
If you hope, you can find tomorrow.
Share your dreams with each other.
Create your dreams together.
Make Love Last
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Michael James Fitzgerald