“The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.” Edgar Watson Howe
In many cases, your partner is working harder than you can imagine, just to bring a smile to your face. And because you can never know beforehand just how much effort that is, it’s better to err in giving too much praise than in giving too little.
WhenLoveWorks, couples are careful not to extinguish this fire and they understand that all contributions are requisite of comparable praise.
~ Elitia Mattox
God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me. ~Author Unknown
If you’ve ever been in a “fixer-up” relationship, where you determined that, with a few changes, a love interest could be the perfect mate; then you know firsthand that these changes, no matter how miniscule may actually never materialize.
WhenLoveWorks, individuals recognize that there is a man or woman that though not perfect, is perfect for them, right out of the box. If you find that you’re always pushing for change in your partner, then it’s your screening process that really needs changing.
~ Elitia Mattox
“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth…, and in the end, despair.” C.S. Lewis
Often people purposely start fights to deflect what would have otherwise been an exposure of their shortcomings. These ploys may grant you a temporary pardon, but make no mistake you are accruing layered debt.
WhenLoveWorks, partners understand that truth is the only agent that frees you from your mistake and restores peace. It simultaneously allows the offended partner to deepen the relationship through an exercise of grace and unconditional love ~Elitia Mattox
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. C.S.Lewis
Don’t be duped into thinking that just because you aren’t presently affectionate, that this is permanently coded into your DNA. If the absence of affection weren’t critical, then why do infants die when not touched?
WhenLoveWorks, people shed dysfunction acquired through tradition and upbringing for an uninhibited expression of love~ Elitia Mattox