An older couple discusses with a younger couple what has kept them together – and passes along some great advice.
Two good friends of mine, Jay Forte and Jeff Appelbaum, are celebrating their anniversary together. They wrote a beautiful tribute to love on their Facebook page. I was so touched and inspired by this life-affirming vision of love that I asked their permission to post it, which they granted to me.
Please share far and wide – and especially with anyone you love.
Being in a happy, healthy relationship makes every other facet of your life easier.
But a successful connection with your partner takes hard, consistent work.
Every good relationship I’ve ever been in has been built on three core things: communication, trust, and a sense of humor.
People will still love you even if you mess up.
We are more critical of ourselves than almost anyone else. We can feel unloved for our errors and our shortcomings. We are also more forgiving of others when they make mistakes than we are of ourselves.
The people we love – and those who love us – know we are not perfect. Yet, they love us anyway, just as we do them.
We are entitled to love because we exist, not because we are infallible.
I am loved for who I am.
Wealth and success are the natural results of treating others with integrity honesty, patience, and love.
We get confused. We think the universe if limited. It’s not. It has no end and no limits. The more we give, the more we get.
Give more. Get more.