“They say love is the best investment; the more you give, the more you get in return” ~ Audrey Hepburn~
Love is an investment…… Do you think your love is worth the investment?
When you fell in love (for the first time), it was an experience you were happy about and you looked forward to seeing your beloved every minute. You craved for this person’s company and even did the unthinkable for this love of yours. An early physical attraction to your beloved is a powerful force that those around cannot comprehend except you.
Love takes time and it is most certainly an investment of your time & energy. Love investment is similar to financial investment as both require an input regularly over time. When you do this, it grows and becomes something of value i.e. it gives you dividends on your investment even with interest. Your expected dividend from investing in a relationship are more valuable than the dividends you get from investing in the stock market. You get hope for the future, pleasure, life-partner, happiness, and also love. Sometimes, you might develop a cold feet and unsure if your investment will yield any positive result when you want to invest in love. You might also want to look out for the following signs before you invest:
- Great Companion: You guys have great time together and you comfortably share struggles, heartaches, joys and triumphs of your life with this person.
- Love-Worthy: This person is worthy of being loved despite his/her flaws.
- Complement Your Ideas: There is this natural connection of exchanging contributions and agreeing to each other’s ideas.
- Supports Your Career. This person is concerned about your growth and how to make you a better person than he/she met you.
- Takes Your Parents as his/her own: This person shows his/her unwavering respect to your parents and see them as his/her own not yours.
- Best of Friends: Reading each other’s mood is like a natural instinct for you both; Someone you can laugh with, joke with and cry with.
- Always Optimistic: A partner that sees everything positive about you, always encouraging you when even you feel pessimistic on issues is one to consider.
- Makes you Talk: This person makes you talk even when you don’t feel like. Sometimes, you don’t want to address what is bothering you – they can see it in you and therefore make you talk about it without pushing you to do so.
- Being Apologetic: “I am sorry’’ is a regular phrase as a sense of remorse for their actions. You don’t need to coarse them into saying it.
- Expression of Gratitude: A simple thank you often goes a long way at showing a sense of gratitude.
“The next time you ask yourself whether or not you are in the right relationship, start thinking about it like an investment. Are you and your partner working towards something? Can you see yourself contributing to this fund over a long period of time? Or are you just driving around in a car that you’re going to sell as soon as you find a better one?”
Wasting your time in bad relationships is worse than wasting your money on bad investments – money you can get back, but time you can’t; Be wise & invest wisely.