Sometimes it seems like people don’t want to hear the truth and would rather take comfort in “feel good” sayings that miss the mark on the truth about life, but here goes…
Love is NOT supposed to hurt.
If you are hurting and think its love, it’s not. You’re doing it wrong. I know songs and television and your friends and even your own experiences tell you that love stinks and love hurts, but that isn’t real. That isn’t the truth. It’s not the love that hurts, it’s turning away from love that hurts.
Love is joy, happiness, sharing, giving, complimentary to every aspect of life, and love always feels good. If you are hurting you are not loving. Period. At that moment you have taken your focus away from what you want (love) and have given your attention and energy to what you don’t what – and that is what hurts and why it hurts, but it isn’t love.
So please, if you hurt stop giving love a bad name. Love never hurts. Never.
Oh, and if you are hurting now take comfort in knowing I love you, no matter who you are, no matter where you are, even if you think you don’t love me too.