Successful relationships cannot survive on love alone

My friends often look at me like I have two heads when I say this: Love is the easy part. That’s why it can’t be enough. We’re programmed from a young age to believe in this idea of love conquering all things, but love alone can’t really do much. Yet we allow it to dominate and often decide whether our relationships flourish or flounder. Love without commitment, love without honesty, love without a promise — all of these are inadequate when it comes to pursuing meaningful relationships. Someone who loves you can hurt you. Someone who loves you can betray you. Someone who loves you can walk away.  Expect more than the simple stuff. Find the ones willing to go the extra mile. 

Alex McDaniel