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The Necessity of Love

What’s love got to do with it? The answer to this age old question is really quite simple. Love has everything to do with it. We’ve all heard the clichés “A life without love is no life at all, Love is all you need, or What the world needs now is love sweet love.” The list goes on. The truth of the matter is that love does play a huge part in our humanity. Love is a major factor we need from the time we are born, through our lives and at the end of our lives.

In 1958 Harry F. Harlow a Psychologist at the University of Wisconsin published “The Nature of Love”, which were his daily accounts from a study he conducted using baby monkeys. The study was successful in proving that all living things need love and affection in order to survive. The baby monkeys that received love and warmth were able to thrive. The baby monkeys which were alienated from the warmth and feeling of love and security found it very difficult to survive.

Love is a vital element for our very existence. Although love holds many different meanings for different people, one thing we all have in common when it comes to love is that it is something we all want as well as need. The love of a parent for their child is the core element. As parents you want to protect them from harm and help prevent them from making the wrong choices. At the end of the journey you hope to have raised healthy well rounded adults who will be a successful contributing factor to society. The level of love and affection a child receives is one of the deciding factors of what type of person they will become. There is no such thing as too much love, but lack of love can be disastrous.

Relationships can prove to be very difficult if not impossible to thrive and grow without the presence of love. Couples in a loveless relationship don’t last period. A relationship is an equal give and take. One happily gives and the other gratefully receives and vice versa. One element cannot exist without the other. When one of those elements is missing the relationship fails. Think about it. If you were in a relationship where you gave your love, attention and time but you never received any of those things back in return, just how long do you think you’d stay in that situation? The answer for most would be not long.

Believe it or not finding love is really not that hard. Holding on to love once you have found it is the hard part. The key to successfully achieving this is to communicate with your mate. If there is something you dislike pertaining to your mate tell them and in doing so encourage them to do the same for you. By doing this you are starting off your relationship with honesty and trust. These are the two major key elements for a relationship to work. You have to connect with your mate on more than a physical level. Remember to know your mate is to love your mate and everything about them. If you are one of the few who do find love hold on to it, cherish it and appreciate it for all its worth. For love is a rare and magnificent thing.

Crystal Booker is a single mother of twins. She lives In the Midwest. Crystal has been writing nearly her whole life. Crystal enjoys a variety of activities, but her greatest joy is spending time with her kids.

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