“The secret glue that keeps relationships alive.”
No matter how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, when passion fades there must be something more long lasting to take its place.
Most of us fall in lust before we fall in love. It’s a wonderfully exciting time, when you need nothing more than passion to keep you glued together. Unfortunately, the reality is that lust alone doesn’t make for long-lasting bonds. Such shallow desire disintegrates far too fast and easily.
The secret glue that keeps relationships strong, forever, is made of more powerful stuff. It’s made of mutual respect, interests in common, of shared values, and genuine friendship. And, it takes time to discover and nurture these important parts of a strong relationship.
So, rein in those passions long enough to determine whether your desire is more than skin deep. Remember, the secret glue that makes relationships last forever keeps your passion – long after the lust has gone!
©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
Today’s Affirmation: My partner and I share mutual respect, common interests, values, and genuine friendship.