Love conquers all—or does it? As romantic as the notion may be, the fiercest feelings do not always trump all hurdles that may come up in a romantic relationship. Today, we are looking at Five moments when love is not enough to sustain a relationship.
This article intends to spell out some issues that might spell the demise of a relationship, no matter how in love the couple happens to be. Of course, some couples manage to triumph over these problems (and kudos to you if you’re one of them!). For others, though, they can mean it’s time to walk away. But if you are open minded, the following issues will let you realize that LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH, you just might need to put in an extra shift.
Long-distance with no end in sight.
Staying in a long-distance relationship without an end in sight is just too taxing in the long-term. How do you make real plans for the future if you have no idea when you’ll be in the same place? Even if the date is years from now, having a set deadline when you’ll put the kibosh on the long distance part of your relationship is something to hold on to when times get really tough.
Deep-seated insecurities that won’t stop rearing their ugly heads.
Insecurities are at the root of lots of relationship-destroyers, like being suspicious your guy is always cheating, or vice versa. If you haven’t worked on yourself enough, nothing he/she says will quiet those fears. You’ll feel exhausted from always questioning your partner, and they’ll feel like they can never truly relax.
Maybe he wants four kids and you don’t, or you place a lot of importance on your faith while he’s an atheist. Whatever the case may be, being on different pages about big things like politics, religion, and family goals can tear you apart.
If either of you is so devoted to your career that you put your relationship on the back burner, the other can get tired of always coming in second place. Don’t get me wrong, focusing on advancing your position on the workplace is applaudable. But your relationship can suffer, and if the other person isn’t supportive, things might fall apart.
An urge to explore.
Whether it’s a curiosity about what it would be like to date other people or an inkling that you have to travel the world and find yourself, a restless spirit might make it hard to find enough satisfaction in your relationship. The frustrating part of this is that if you’d just met each other a few years later, this wouldn’t even be an issue.
Over to you readers, what other moments do you think love is not enough in a relationship? Or do you think if people love each other enough, they can always find a solution to their problems? Let us know what your thoughts are.