On the other hand, you see a young couple furtively stealing kisses behind a tree in the park, sealing their new love with promises of togetherness. They only have eyes for each other, and their world has suddenly shrunk to a small abode of love. The young couple affirms your faith in love. Their love symbolizes beauty, romance, and life. Your heart is touched by their innocence; and you fervently hope that the magic of love never fades.
Reasons Why Married Couples Fight
Most married couples fight frequently. It would be unnatural for two cohabiting people to not have any disagreements. Sometimes, the fight may seem nasty to an outsider; at other times, the fight may just simmer in the background.
A fight is a natural turbulence that balances the power structure within a relationship. Think of the fight as a volcanic activity. As the volcano bubbles up to the surface, it usurps the existing land structure. When the volcano calms down, a new layer is formed. It redefines the landscape. Likewise, a fight can create a tectonic shift in the relationship.
Young and Old Couples
Young couples in love behave differently than older couples who have survived the vagaries of life. When two young people fall in love, their existence revolves around each other. They focus on romance, beauty, and new experiences, enjoying the unexpected ups and downs of a relationship. The young lovers explore new sensations, emotions, and experiences through their new relationship.
As time progresses, life becomes less quirky and more banal. Routine sets in, and takes the edge off the adventure. Normalcy makes the relationship placid. Marriage, kids, and family bring stability to the relationship, while romance takes a backseat. With age, older couples rediscover their love through mutual dependency, understanding, and respect.
The Anatomy of Love
Love manifests itself in various forms. In the case of a young couple, love manifests in romance, and passion. In older couples, you can see love shining in their eyes. Even though they may not express it verbally, you can sense their devotion in their day-to-day activities.
How to Strengthen Your Relationship
If you are in a relationship with someone special, nurture that relationship. Express your love to your sweetheart as often as you can. Strengthen your relationship with romantic words. Use Valentine's Day as an opportunity to express yourself with tokens of love. Build a treasure trove of romantic memories by doing things together. Indulge in common activities, and relish every moment of togetherness. Listen to each other, and keep no secrets. Make your partner feel secure in the relationship. You can be the couple that walks into the twilight, holding hands forever. Share these couple quotes with your sweetheart, and build your relationship to last forever.
Take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage. Like two out of every ten couples.
I see couples fighting about the stupidest things. You just have to rise above everything.
In a relationship each person should support the other; they should lift each other up.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. That's the position I've had for some time, and I don't intend to make any adjustments at this point... Or ever, by the way.
All marriages are happy. It’s trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems.
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one’s husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
Ruth Bell Graham
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
You meet someone and you're sure you were lovers in a past life. After two weeks with them, you realize why you haven't kept in touch for the last two thousand years.
I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave.
Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it.