8 Times Love Isn’t Enough To Save Your Relationship

You love him and that’s all that matters, right? Wrong — honestly, you need a hell of a lot more than love. Trust, respect, communication, honesty and commitment are all foundations of a successful relationship, and even when you have all that, sometimes things just don’t work out. No matter how much you love each other, it won’t save you in these 8 situations:

When he cheated. There may still be some love between you, but obviously not enough. He didn’t have the courage to end it, so instead he betrayed you. How will you ever move past this? How can your relationship go on when you know that the respect, trust and commitment to one another are lost? Easy answer? It can’t.

When he brings out the worst in you. Just because you love each other doesn’t mean that you’re good for each other. You need someone who helps you grow into the best version of yourself, not a man who drags you down to his level. You’re bringing out the devil in one other. You’ll never live happily ever after, at least not with each other.

When staying together means being apart. Long distance works for some couples, but for others it’s simply impossible. That doesn’t mean you don’t love each other, it just means that you’re not the type of people who can handle spending the majority of their time away from their partner. If you’re long distance with no end in sight, you just have to accept that despite love, your lives will forever be apart.

When one of you tries harder than the other. You both love each other, but if you’re not both putting in an equal effort, then the relationship is never going to work. Just because loving each other comes easy doesn’t mean you don’t have to work at the relationship. If you can’t take the time to put in the effort, then no amount of love will see this relationship through.

When you let jealousy take the wheel. If your jealousy is out of control, it’s a sign of a greater problem in your relationship — a lack of trust. If you truly love your partner, why can’t you trust him? And if you can’t trust him, how do you ever expect the relationship to last? In order for your relationship to succeed, you don’t just need love. You need confidence that his love would never betray you.

When you can’t figure out how to fix your problems. Sometimes the only solution is to end the relationship. If you can’t find healthy ways to work through your problems, then love just isn’t enough. Communication is key, and if you can’t do that then your relationship will forever be a timeline of one fight after another.

When you fall in love with someone else. It’s possible to love two people at the same time, but you should be able to choose. If you let new feelings get in the way of your relationship, then the love between you isn’t enough. You obviously want more. You’re not satisfied with your current relationship and no amount of love is going to change that.

When you want different things out of life. You each have your own goals, but will you end up on the same life path? Finding your one true love is about finding a partner so you can walk through life together. Do you both want kids? Where do you want to live? And how important are your careers? Despite love, if you don’t want the same things, one of you will always be unhappy.

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