Do I ever have times in my relationship when I wonder if my SO loves me anymore, or whether I still love them? Maybe the rush of feelings I once had is no longer there, or I don't feel all warm and fuzzy inside anymore when they touch me.
How do I know whether I love someone or not? Probably, I base it on whether I feel love for them. But is this really the way genuine love works?
Maybe the real measure of love is not how I feel about someone, but how I treat them and whether my actions bring me joy or not. If my love for another person depends mostly on my choices, then I can give myself joyful feelings any time by treating them with love - including acceptance, kindness, and caring.
The advantage of loving this way is that I'm no longer chained to my emotions. I can bring back all the warm, passionate, fuzzy feelings of love quite easily by doing simple loving acts for my partner, or others - such as a hug, a kind word, or an encouraging smile.
Just for Today
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