Shenita Sanders, CPPC
We all pay a price for love. Some more than others. The human heart is a tricky organ. It wants what it wants. At times, without our permission or acknowledgement. But then there are those of us that will do almost anything to feel love, acceptance, or respect. Think about it, we spend money we don’t have, to buy things we don’t need. Or, we compromise who we are for the sake of a relationship. Whichever the case, many of us can look back and see the high and painful price we pay to feel loved.
One of the important questions I ask myself is, “Does this relationship make me a better person?” In my past, I used to be a workaholic. To the determent of many relationships and my health. I was so in love with the idea of being successful that everything else came second. I woke up one day feeling completely disconnected from myself and life around me. I was so busy being who I thought everyone needed me to be, that I didn’t even know who I was anymore. It was then that I realized, I had to change, and fast.
What kind of love does your heart crave? What has been the cost? Has that love made you a better person? If that love is taking it’s emotional toll on you, then I think it’s time to look into taking a different road.
What price have you paid for the sake of love?