Marriage is for loving. And love is a decision, not a feeling. Loving is a donation. The measure of love is the capacity for sacrifice. The measure of love is to love without measure. Who does not know how to die, does not know how to love. Don’t forget: love is already a reward in itself. To love is to seek the good of the other: the greater the good, the greater the love. Children are the fullness of married love.
True love does not expire. It stays fresh and lasts until death, even though all coexistence brings problems in the long run. Love, love today, and tomorrow. The whim, just love today. Marriages are like museum vases: the older and injured they are, the more they are worth, as long as they remain intact. Bearing the wounds and the file of time, and staying in one piece gives them the most value. Love works wonders.
All marital fidelity must pass through the most demanding test: that of duration. Faithfulness is constancy. In life, you have to choose between what is easy or what is right. It’s easy to be consistent some days. Right to be consistent throughout life. It is easy to be consistent in the hour of joy, right to be consistent in the hour of trouble. The consistency that lasts throughout life is called fidelity. It is correct to love in difficulty because it is when you need it most.
Seneca affirmed: “If you want to be loved, love.” True love seeks in the other not something to enjoy, but someone to make happy. Your partner’s happiness should be your happiness. You have not married a body; you have married a person who will be happy loving and being loved. You don’t marry to be happy. You marry to make your partner happy.
Marriage is not “martyrdom.” It depends on you that married life is not like a besieged fortress, in which, according to the saying, “those who are outside, would like to enter, but those who are inside, would like to leave.”
Married love is like a campfire; it goes out if you don’t feed it. Each memory is a food of love. Think a lot and well of your partner. Look at their strengths and forgive their defects. Let love be your uniform. To love is to make the loved one exist forever. To love is to say: “You, thanks to me, will not die.