Fundamentals of LOVE.

‘Love is like a jar of jelly beans:

overflowing, sweet, bright and beautiful.’

My mum 

As a little girl, I always loved fairy tales – I wanted my happily ever after.

 Then, as a young teenager, I remember my mum

and I having a conversation about what love was.  And mum, explaining

to me her analogy of ‘the jelly bean jar’. Mum said, ‘When people

fall in love with each other, there is a jar full to the brim with

bright, sweet, beautiful jelly beans. Those jelly beans represent their

love and commitment to each other. Over time, as the relationship grows and evolves, incidents happen, both good and bad. Pleasant actions increase jelly beans

and events that cause conflict remove jelly beans’.

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