Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Loving You As You Are

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Love (299)      Romance (33)      Relationship (18)      Quotes (13)     


Love
Image by Marie Vonow

I like reading quotes about all sorts of topics. This article is about a few favourite quotes on the topic of being loved or loving another in the romantic sense. After I had chosen them I realised all are about being loved and accepted for who you are. This is important to me.

Ann Landers says, 'Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.'

I believe a romantic relationship that is going to last needs to be based on friendship. However, it needs that extra something, chemistry, intensity, which moves it beyond the realm of 'just friends'. On top of that intensity and excitement there needs to be understanding, both in terms of comprehending what each other means and having an agreement of what is acceptable within the relationship. The agreement may not have been spelt out but each partner knows to do certain things and not do others.

I interpret confidence as meaning both trust each other and also keep some information between themselves. They will share and forgive each other and there will be give and take. Whether life is going well or not the two will stick together.

I like the part about not looking for that impossible standard, 'perfection'. Loving someone means realising and accepting they will mess up sometimes, whether that be forgetting something, saying the wrong thing or making mistakes.

The poet, John Keats said, 'I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.' It is wonderful to feel you are valued not for any money, possessions, talents or status you have but just for being yourself.

"Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It's the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, 'This is me, and I am interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not,' " says American actor and producer, Ashton Kutcher.

This is another great quote. How wonderful it is to feel free to reveal your true self to another person without fear of judgement. True love allows you to be open about your shortcomings and have another accept you as you are.

Often people feel they have to pretend to be something they are not or cover up certain aspects of their personality. If someone truly loves you there should be no need for that. Your shortcomings will not matter to them. As Mark Darcy tells Bridget in Bridget Jones's Diary, 'I like you very much, just as you are.'


# Love
# Quotes
# Relationship
# Romance
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
While many people long to be in a long term relationship, there are those who have such an overwhe...
177 views
It can be difficult to work out if a new relationship is working for both parties or not
115 views
I saw this cute pic of a frog holding a heart and decided I wanted to use it as an image for an arti...
140 views
One reads lots of surprising information on the internet
331 views
Each couple has their own feelings about Valentine's Day
164 views
We have heard people talk of a person being crazy in love and science shows this is more than an...
228 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
You are probably asking, ‘What is the fringe car?’ I was walking down our main street this morning t...
125 views
Perhaps you have read a few articles on %%Ready For Pets%% and have decided you would like to cont...
3 likes
The decluttering process can take a long time, even years
166 views
ID: 42239
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Recently I have heard some disastrous dating stories from my single friends
24870 views
Relationships guru Dr Gary Chapman purports that there are five different ways that lovers can c...
14409 views
You already might have seen and read hundreds of and I'm pretty sure that more than 80% of the ...
496 views
It may be weird to fathom that men can have a very close friendship with another man just like w...
by SJP
1259 views
It's okay, to read on, this isn't a sad article about loss
242 views
Internet dating sites are increasingly popular as a way of finding that elusive 'someone'
81 views
It's so very important that we learn from the experiences of our yesterdays - but it is equally ...
1839 views
What qualities are you looking for in your ideal partner? Think it through
1127 views
It all started when I decided to have a go at writing a triolet, a poem following a set format whe...
126 views
It may sound odd to compare a new relationship with buying a new jacket (or other clothing) but, bea...
145 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version