By Ashley Moss| March 23, 2012
Maybe…It’s Love appears each week and is a sounding board from a single woman to ALL women: single, married and everything in between. Keep up with us on Twitter @christyinspires.
From a single gal….How do you make a relationship work, anyway? That’s an honest question.
There’s so much beauty in doing life with a like-minded person, and I can’t wait to be swept off my feet by a Prince Charming…
Or do I just love the idea of being in love?
Real Love…I imagine…is hard. You have to accept a person for who they are, then you have to let them see all your dirt, too.
A few years ago I briefly dated a guy, and we jokingly wrote up an agreement for our “relationship”.
(Sidenote: Who DOES That???)
Subconsciously I knew I was an option for him, and he was for me, too…right from the beginning. That was the problem: we began with every intention to get out.
Nothing good can ever be built on something temporary.
Here’s my recipe for Love:
- a dash of passion
- 1 cup of patience
- a bit of compatibility
- a teaspoon of forgetfulness
- ¾ cup of forgiveness
- a cup of respect
- 2 cups of trust
- a pinch of humor
- a lifetime of commitment