“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It’s an active noun, like ‘struggle.'”~Fred Rogers
Relationships of any kind will evolve, change, and reshape themselves. In the early stages, we tend to idealize a new partner as well as our new friends. But who on earth can live up to our highest expectations — all of the time?
The longer we know and love someone, and the more we grow, the more likely we’ll encounter a few obstacles, conflicts, and disappointments. Sometimes we’re called to struggle with a crisis together, or we need extra support to handle a problem or a challenge. Fragile relationships won’t withstand the stress — but the durable ones will.
As Fred Rogers suggests in today’s quote, “struggle” is an active part of real love. ~CL