"Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music; perhaps … perhaps … love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath."
Couples who continue dating within marriage are most successful. They don’t take the formal commitment for granted and remember what made “them” happen.
Reasons Why Couples Should Be Friends First
Signs That You Might Be In “Too Much” Love
True love makes men nervous. They are happy and scared at the same time. When it doesn’t happen, men are more relaxed and can be themselves easily because there’s no intense emotional reaction to your presence.
He’s Not Marriage Material If He:
"Romantic earthquakes, meteor showers, and orchestras playing are fun—but overrated. The lasting magic is most powerful in the little things you learn to love in your partner. When that happens to you, seize the day."
"There is no lover’s manual because love is always brand new. A common mistake is to burden a new relationship with habits and perceptions—good and bad—you formed in old ones. Every fresh shot at romance is a clean slate, a chance to invent yourself and your expectations of love all over again from scratch."