love so hard?
Expand the purpose of your relationship.
As I see it, a relationship has two
important purposes -- a Practical Purpose
and a Higher Purpose. The Practical Purpose
of a relationship is to have someone with
whom to share our lives. Traveling the road
together can be a joyous experience. But
sometimes problems with money, sex,
children, work, and the like can make the
journey together very difficult. It is for
this reason that we need to have a Higher
Purpose. The Higher Purpose of a
relationship is to learn how to become a
more loving person -- despite what problems
come up. It is our using all the problems as
a vehicle for seeing what we need to work on
within ourselves to keep love in our hearts.
In this way, problems become a plus instead
of a minus. We learn, we grow, we are filled
with creativity, we take responsibility, we
feel strong, and we ultimately experience
the exquisite beauty of real love.