WOMAN to WOMAN: Love is not enough…

November 19, 2011  |  

Love is great, heck love is grand but love should not be the reason why you stay with someone if you are not happy. If you are being mistreated, cheated on or constantly taken for granted, what’s love really got to do with it?

For some reason we believe that just because we may love someone it means we have to stay with them. As if we must stop loving them in order to leave them. As much as that would make the whole ordeal a lot easier, leaving someone and not loving them is hard to fathom. You have to admit, we stay in toxic relationships for too long because we claim we love the person that continues to hurt us. They break our hearts, we forgive, try again and again and again all in the name of love. When are we going to learn that love is just not enough? There is respect, trust, honesty, fidelity and plenty of other needs that are required to sustain a relationship.

Love is such a powerful word, that it often overpowers our minds. It takes over our hearts and leads us to a place we sometimes don’t recognize. We get so caught up in the name of love that we lose sight of what a true relationship is suppose to be. Now don’t get me wrong, love plays a major role in a relationship, but it just can’t be the only role, especially when the relationship has issues. It’s okay to love someone and not be with them. We can’t always control our hearts and who we fall in love with it. If he can’t appreciate your love and cherish it, than take your heart elsewhere darling. Life is too short to hang on to a “has-been”.

Woman to woman, always remember, love is good, love is grand but love just ain’t enough…

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