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Love is a choice

Love and Commitment

By Mogomotsi MoremiPublished 2 months ago 4 min read

Once upon a time, in a small village nestled in the heart of a forest, lived a young couple named Lily and John. They had been in love since their childhood and had always dreamed of getting married and spending the rest of their lives together. Their families were happy to see them so deeply in love and approved of their marriage, which took place on a beautiful summer day in the village church.

For a while, Lily and John were blissfully happy. They would go on long walks in the forest, enjoy picnics by the river, and spend cosy evenings by the fireplace, talking about their hopes and dreams for the future. They were convinced that nothing could ever come between them and that their love was strong enough to overcome any obstacle.

However, as time went by, they started to realize that marriage was not always a bed of roses. They had to deal with the usual challenges that come with sharing life together, such as managing finances, balancing work and home responsibilities, and learning to compromise and communicate effectively. They also had to face unexpected setbacks, such as illnesses, accidents, and personal crises.

At times, they would argue and disagree, and wonder if they had made a mistake by getting married. They would feel frustrated and misunderstood, and would sometimes retreat into silence, unsure of how to reach out to each other. But then, they would remember the love and commitment that had brought them together, and would make an effort to reconcile and move forward.

One day, as they were sitting on a bench by the river, Lily asked John if he remembered their wedding day. John smiled and said, "Of course, it was the best day of my life." Lily sighed and said, "I wish we could go back to that day, when everything was perfect and nothing could ever go wrong." John looked at her with a tender expression and said, "But we can't, Lily. We can't go back in time, but we can create new memories and new moments of happiness."

Lily looked at him and realized that he was right. She took his hand and said, "I'm sorry, John. I forget sometimes that we're in this together, and that we can face anything as long as we do it together." John kissed her hand and said, "I love you, Lily. And I always will. No matter what happens, we'll find a way to make it work."

And so, Lily and John continued on their journey together, facing the ups and downs of life with courage, compassion, and commitment. They realized that marriage was not just about happy moments, but also about the difficult ones, and that true love was not just about passion, but also about patience, forgiveness, and understanding. And they knew that as long as they held onto each other, they could weather any storm and reach any destination.

The lesson of this story is that love is not just a feeling; it's a choice you make every day. It requires effort and dedication to make a marriage work, but the reward is worth it. If you're willing to put in the work, you can build a strong and lasting relationship that will bring you joy and fulfilment for a lifetime.

Marriage is a significant commitment, and it requires effort and dedication to make it work. Here are some pieces of advice that may help:

Communication is key: It's crucial to have open and honest communication with your partner. Share your thoughts, feelings, and concerns with each other, and listen actively to what your partner has to say.

Respect each other: Respect is a fundamental aspect of any healthy relationship. Treat your partner with kindness, understanding, and empathy.

Be patient: Marriage is a journey, and it takes time to build a strong and lasting bond. Be patient with each other, and allow yourselves to grow and change together.

Cultivate intimacy: Intimacy is essential in any marriage. Make time to connect emotionally, physically, and mentally with your partner.

Prioritize your relationship: It's easy to get caught up in the demands of daily life, but it's important to make your marriage a priority. Make time for each other, plan date nights, and find ways to keep the romance alive.

Work through challenges together: Every relationship will face challenges, but it's how you handle them that matters. Work together to find solutions and compromise when needed.

Practice forgiveness: No one is perfect, and mistakes will be made. Practice forgiveness and let go of grudges to maintain a healthy relationship.

Remember that every marriage is unique, and what works for one couple may not work for another. However, by prioritizing communication, respect, patience, intimacy, and forgiveness, you can build a strong and lasting bond with your partner.

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Mogomotsi Moremi

Author and Web developer

Telling stories, one word at a time. Bringing worlds to life through my books and articles. #WriterLife #NeverGiveUp

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