Love and Pain

Love and PainI wish love was different.

I wish love was just the good times, the good feelings. But it can’t be. To truly love we have to give ourselves completely to another human being. In that giving there is inherent risk.

People are flawed. Pride, ego, fear, selfishness are a part of all of us. There is no perfect partner, no perfect love. Our flaws cause pain. Pain for ourselves. Pain for those we choose to love.

If someone loves me, I will hurt them. I won’t mean to. I won’t intend to. But I will.

If I love someone, they will hurt me too.

If we are going to love and experience all the joy love brings, we must also know, up front, it’s also going to bring pain.

Love is worth the pain.