To most previously unmarried people of this generation, love is a basic requirement for marriage. Truth is, when it comes to marriage, love is simply overrated.
You find love and everything else can fly, that’s what the society throws at you. Love is very important but love alone will not make you a home. There are different definitions, some of which are all encapsulating but even at best, love alone is inadequate.
There’s the never ending debate on whether to get married to someone we love or love whoever we end up marrying. Personally, I believe there’s a mid point that unites both but that’s just me. Truth be told, many of the relationships lack true premarital love simply because the definition of love is complex beyond what many experience dating. You cannot claim to love someone you have never fought for example and that’s just one example.
Love has portions of patience, humility and other qualities embedded but to survive in a marriage, you need these qualities to mature and stand alone.
A building is always going to need its foundation, a marriage is always going to need its love but that is not to say a foundation makes a building or love is enough for a marriage.
In the presence of true tests like extreme poverty, health deficiencies, and child search, every marriage founded on love alone has a breaking point. However, those founded on a combination of required qualities usually have a higher breaking point.
Post originally found here: http://www.giwaspeaks.com/love/love-relationships-marriage/
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