Relationships Work Quote: Love Means Respecting and Accepting

Love means respecting and accepting the parts of each other that you do not (and may never) understand.

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Love means respecting and accepting the parts of each other that you do not (and may never) understand.

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What Every Couple Needs to Know About Handling Differences

Real giving is when we give to our spouses what’s important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not. – Michele Weiner-Davis

Jennifer: “Don, you know going to church every Sunday is important to me. I don’t understand why you won’t go with me every week. It’s such a nice time to be together and to connect. When I’m there alone, I really miss you. If you loved me you would go.”

Don: “Sometimes I just don’t feel like getting up so early, especially when I work late. It has nothing to do with how much I love you.”

Jennifer: “Is it because religion isn’t important to you?”

Don: “Of course it’s important. But that doesn’t mean I feel I have to go to church every Sunday.”

Jennifer: “I don’t understand you.”

Don: “I don’t understand why you feel you need to go every single week. We’re just different.”

Like Jennifer and Don, every couple comes to a relationship with differences, in personalities, values, money habits and intimacy to name a few. Often couples get caught up in chronic struggles attempting to make sense of something that they don’t grasp about the person they love.

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