If Love is the foundation, then the relationship is the house. Love is what comes natural to us, the human heart and soul; if you will. What we build from there is up to us. Love comes natural, it's the relationship that takes work. When you build a house, you must keep in mind of the weather conditions it will endure. So, you construct it with strength. How long do you want this house to last? You must prepare your house to endure all kinds of destruction life will toss its way. After all, this will be your home for a long time, hopefully forever. When you purchase a house, you don't purchase with the intention of moving anytime soon. The same should be applied towards the ones you spend your time with.
When there is Love between two people, there is a state that is unconditional. I'm not saying you will always be with that person. It is possible to fall in love with the wrong person. I'm not saying you shouldn't leave someone you love just because you love them, either. What I'm saying is that when you love, you love all of that person. Love is unconditional, and non-judging. If someone loves you truly, you will not have to "filter" or "edit" yourself to appease him or her. What you must do is be yourself. Do not conform to someone else's "IDEA" of whom they would love. If they fell in love with you as you are, then be whom you are! When I think of Love, I think of someone who would NEVER judge me. I think that I could say something and they would know what I mean by it when others don't. I think of bettering myself and them loving me all the way there.
Many of us will be harmed, hurt, and broken along our journey to get there. With time, you can mend yourself, dusting yourself off, to go trucking down that road again. Because if you believe in love, then you must never give up faith on it! With maturity and wisdom, it seems to become easier to go on. It doesn't hurt any less, that's for sure. It does however, become easier to keep a "sane" frame of mind. You just need to use your logic more than your emotion to keep a healthy state of mind. I do know that the direction I will channel my energy is different than that of my past. I don't want to travel down a road where I will become lost again. You collect knowledge from those who cross your path, and you carry on. You will, live on. Just try to do it with your faith intact. Try to go on living, learning from your experiences. One day when the time is right, the right one will stand before you. It is THIS time, that you want to be prepared! Love yourself and revel in who you are. There is no better person to be with. When your soul mate comes into your life, they will also know there is no better person to be with. For now, just take a breath…