All you need is love

According to The Beatles song. ‘There is nothing you can do that can’t be done’ and for a relationship to survive, ‘all you need is love’.

So often at wedding celebrations we hear the words “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”. However, it is not easy for couples today to survive a relationship with all the pressures of life that surrounds us. There seems to be a constant call for couples to sacrifice so much of their own personal needs and desires in order to maintain a loving relationship together.

No wonder our lives as couples sometimes gets to the point where we are even contemplating giving up on the relationship. While we sometimes might feel we dislike things about our partner’s habits or actions, this does not have to affect the love we have for each other. For it is said that love is not a feeling, it goes much deeper than feelings which can change like the weather. Love is a decision made together.

When life deals us a hard blow it is so much easier to be able to face the situation together. When the kids get sick or there is a death in the family or one of our adolescents tangle with the law, it is then that our love for each other can unite us and help us jointly to handle the situation.

Arguments might separate us, but none of us know what the future holds.  To support and care for each other and accept each other’s differences will enable us to face the future together, for The Beatles tell us, ‘All we need is love’ and I think they might be right.

I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.

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