If you asked me the secret
To long-time love I would tell you this:
Know who you are
Do not try to change your lover
Acceptance of all the good and bad is key.
Be friends first and everything else
Will fall into place.
Don’t settle for comfort and routine
Keep rediscovering each other
Go on date nights
Hold hands, hug, cry, laugh, dance every chance you get
Create memories together
Support each other
Respect your partner’s soul
Know that dry spells happen
And that this too shall pass.
Patience and perseverance reap the
Greatest rewards of love that keeps
Growing in the darkest of nights.
Give more than you take,
Don’t hold grudges
Show your love more than talk about it
Love yourself so you can fully love
And make love