Today is the first Valentine’s Day I’ve been truly without a significant other in almost 25 years. Before you feel bad for me…don’t.
Love – real love – arrives in many different forms and from lots of different sources.
Everyone knows about romantic love, the love of another man or woman that’s the motivation for thousands of songs, movies, books, and so forth. It’s easily recognizable. Many people feel incomplete without it but most of what we’re taught about love is unrealistic.
Real life rarely meshes with childhood fairy tales or romance novels. Yes, there are those of you out there with perfection (congratulations) but the majority of folks are working with what they got (or nothing at all). [Read more…]