Rules for finding and sustaining true love
1. You must love yourself first.
Your relationship with yourself is the central template from which all others are formed.
Loving yourself is a prerequisite to creating a successful and authentic union.
How you perceive and treat yourself is how others will perceive and treat you.
2. Partnering is a choice.
The choice to be in a relationship is up to you.
You have the ability to attract your beloved and cause the relationship you desire to happen.
3. Creating love is a process.
Moving from “I” to “we” requires a shift in perspective and energy.
Being an authentic couple is an evolution, from connection to commitment.
4. Relationships provide opportunities to grow.
Your relationship will serve as an unofficial “lifeshop” in which you will learn about yourself and how you can grow on your personal path.
5. Communication is essential.
The open exchange of thoughts and feelings is the lifeblood of your relationship.
6. Negotiation will be required.
There will be times when you and your partner must work through impasses. If you do this consciously and with respect, you will learn to create win-win outcomes.
7. Your relationship will be challenged by change.
Life will present twists and turns in the road.
How you handle those obstacles determines the success of your relationship.
8. You must nurture the relationship for it to thrive.
Treasure your beloved and your relationship will flourish.
Avoid taking your love for granted; devote time, energy and attention to your connection.
9. Renewal is the key to longevity.
“Happily ever after” means the ability to keep the relationship fresh and vital,
through humor, imagination, and spontaneity.
10. You will forget all this the moment you fall in love.
You know all these rules inherently;
the challenge is to remember them when you fall under the enchanting spell of love.