Why We Need Love and Relationship
“From the crib to the grave, we all reach out to someone to love us and for someone we can love. Indeed, love is necessary for survival. Without it, we lose the will to live; our mental and physical vitality lessons; resistance lowers; and fatal illnesses can result. When we experience love, we glow with a radiance that affects us physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.” More
Man and woman were created to be physically attracted to each other, irrespective of their looks, stature, colour or other qualities that differentiate one person from another. What causes attraction between the opposite sex is in-built in man (man and woman) from creation. This is why couples fall in love with each other and later get married – just as it was intended by God, the Creator.
However, “many couples fall in love, marry, and assume that the job is completed. They believe that everything else will work out automatically.” This is far from the truth. A successful relationship does not come by chance. It has to be worked for in love by the couples concerned.
“The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrow and the crimes of humanity, all lies in one word – ‘love’. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life. To each and every one of us, it gives the power of working miracles if we will.”
According to Nancy Van Pelt, “thousands commit suicide each year, multitude flock to the courts for divorce while many are in mental hospitals, all for the lack of love and human affection”.
Dr. Smiley Blanton in his book, Love or Perish, says “For more than forty years I have sat in my office and listened while people of all ages and classes told me of their hopes and fears…. As I look back over the long, full years, one truth emerges clearly in my mind – the universal need for love …. They cannot survive without love: they must have it or they will perish.”
When love fails, relationships fall into ruins and impossible frustrations deluge those involved and those around them. Such emotional pressure may result in juvenile delinquency, adult crime, alcoholism and various forms of drug addiction.
You need to love your spouse. “It is love that spins the universe, and when we fail to use love properly, all of life suffers.” – Dante. The truth is that we all need love in huge quantities. Love is the single most important force contributing to our total well-being. With love in your relationship, you can forge ahead through life’s most bitter moments and also withstand insults and cruelty.
A word of caution is necessary here. Do not expect unconditional love from your spouse all the time! This is humanly impossible. You must recognize that your spouse demands a certain standard of behaviour from you before he or she will be able to love you more.
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