Thursday, February 09, 2006

Cost of Love

I was the Toastmaster at the meeting today and the topic was Cost of Love, in honor of Valentine's Day. One of the members, who has been married for 35 years, shared this thought:
The cost of love, I believe, is the effort you must make to be physically, verbally and mentally attractive to your partner. You can't just let yourself go, figuring it does matter if you look like a slob on the weekends, if you don't talk to him or her other than to nag or run him or her down, or if you don't take the time to develop common interests. The cost is not money, as in time and effort to maintain the relationship.
Think about the time, money and effort single people spend in preparing for dates. It is natural to want to be as attractive as possible in order to impress a potential mate. After marriage, that seems to disappear. Take the time to impress your companion.
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