How many of us can hang in there after saying “I love you.” ~ Sherri Rosen

Via elephant journal
on Jul 18, 2012
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It takes a lot of guts and courage to hang in there once you realize you love someone.

I feel my relationships have made me realize that. It’s also interesting to see and experience once my partner and I have intimately connected, shared our vulnerabilities, whether the relationship will get stronger or collapse.

It’s one thing to experience the magic of falling in love, but a completely different experience to accept it, receive the love and know the other person is capable of receiving it and giving it also.

It can be scary shit.

In my last relationship, I felt deeply loved and loved deeply in return, but I began to see I was being pushed away by my partner and soon realized that our time together would end up becoming a gorgeous memory.

It was devastating to me, but taught me about my choices of people who could actually be there for me and could hang in there to support one another and actually want to be together on an ongoing basis.

So take a moment in your life and contemplate your choices in relationships.

Is there a good or bad pattern here? Are you giving and receiving what you want?

If not, have the courage to do something about it, and believe me that takes a great deal of courage, especially when you totally love the person who has pushed you away and you now have to make the decision to walk away and choose more carefully the next time. And do not give up!


Sherri Rosen is now living in Harlem, New York. She has had her own publicity business for 12 years giving a powerful voice to people who are doing good things in the world. She writes on her own blog at,,, and




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One Response to “How many of us can hang in there after saying “I love you.” ~ Sherri Rosen”

  1. […] Like a lot my readers, life has taught me lessons. Some of them were beautiful, and others were painful. But I’m so grateful to be growing, to be able to love with courage. […]