Next Stop - Summer!
By Dr. Pepper Schwartz
I think of these spring months as prep time for summer. The weather is unpredictable, so it's a time for revving up my fitness inside the gym, but also it gets me walking and running outside on the reasonably nice days. My motivation, besides looking and feeling the best that I can, is to renew myself, just as the earth is renewing herself. It's an optimistic time in nature, buds are forming, the trees are greening up- it's hard not to be mindlessly cheered by new growth everywhere.
Naturally, (and I mean that both figuratively and literally), it's a time for personal growth as well. And can you think of anything that gives and requires as much personal growth as love? If you've ever been in any kind of committed relationship, you know that creating love and maintaining it shines a big light on one's good points- and flaws. Part of making that relationship healthy and happy is working on the flaws-and giving generously of oneself so that when hard times come, there is a lot of positive history to counter balance the inevitable problems that come with intimacy and fusion. There is the need to maintain oneself, one's identity and the things that make life fulfilling and factor in the needs of a relationship: compromise, communication and negotiation. It is the process of seeking balance- so that both partners can give and grow - but also keep their personal integrity and individual formula for happiness. Putting it all together isn't easy-and that's what causes the growth-and with it, personal pride in becoming a better, more flexible, more empathetic person.
You can't do this very well alone. You need an intimate relationship to do this kind of transformation. Kids will help you do it, that's for sure. But romantic love touches you and shapes in its own special way. Love makes you the better man or woman- and even failures at love teaches you lessons you need to know.
So yes, this is another reason to be even more motivated to find someone today at PerfectMatch.com sooner than later. It won't happen in a day - this isn't one of those online dating sites where we match you based on your love of chocolate and your zip code, it might take a bunch of coffees and emails-but that's really not a high cost for a lifetime of love. Just think of it as part of the tuition for your love lessons. The love lessons that will change your life- and you- for the better. Now...let's get ready for summer!
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