10 Gifts Of A Romantic Relationship

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10 Gifts Of A Romantic Relationship
The greatest thing you'll ever learn 
is just to love and be loved in return.
-Moulin Rouge

Being single is awesome.

But, there are days when it really sucks too. People misunderstand you, and just like any normal human being, you fear a lot of things.

I know the ups and downs of being single, and I also know what it's like to be in a relationship. There are things only single people can get to enjoy, but there are also perks of being in a romantic relationship.

10 Gifts Of A Romantic Relationship

The gift of having a partner.

You've got a partner in crime. In all your whimsical adventures, in all your misadventures, in every place you want to go to and things you want to try, you always have someone beside you, ready to explore the world with you.

Even in simple things as having Sunday brunches or staying up late to watch reruns, there's always someone to share a moment with.


The gift of having a backup.

You know not all your decisions are wise, but you have an assurance that no matter what, someone always got your back. Someone will always be there to defend you when you feel weak or vulnerable.


The gift of having a catcher.

Someone's always ready to catch you when you fall. You may be a strong person, but there are times when you just want to raise the white flag. Family and friends will always be there, but having someone special to lean on is another thing.


The gift of care.

You've got someone to take care of you, and if you're lucky, someone to take care of you forever. You can open your own door, you can carry your things, you can pay your bills. But, if someone does all these little thoughtful things for you, can life get any better?


The gift of affirmation.

Constant shower of gifts, hugs and mushy lines. You get your daily dose of sweet messages and frequent surprises. The sweet life.


The gift of having a 3 am person.

No matter how late, no matter how crazy the reason may be, no matter how inconvenient, there's always someone you can call when you need or want to.

best friend

The gift of intimacy.

You are practically sharing your life and this other person is sharing his/her life with you. You are two souls becoming one.

Shared joy is a double joy;

shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
-Swedish Proverb


The gift of a beautiful story.

Every story has an ending. When you're in a relationship, there are only two possible endings for you; you either end up together or you break up.

Sometimes you decide mutually, sometimes you have no other choice but to accept what your partner has chosen for you. However it ends, trust that the purpose for the ending is always for the best, though it may take some time for that to sink in.

No matter how your story would end, trust that it's been beautifully written.


The gift of lessons.

With the story or experience comes the lessons. Lessons that will wake you, change you, break and rebuild you. Lessons that will make you realize what you really want, what you really need and what you really deserve.


The gift of love.

Because really, isn't that what romantic relationships are all about?

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  1. Hi Lux! I am very thankful that I have a 'catcher''. Since breaking my leg on New Years day, my husband has had to do a LOT for me. And as he said, "That's what love does."

  2. Very well said. Yes indeed. You've nailed this very nicely.

    Have a fabulous day. ♫♫☼☼♫♫

  3. Into my 5th year of blogging now ... I've found many blogs I enjoy ... only a very few of them are the ones where I want to *stop* and *think it over* before moving on to another ... Yours is one of those rare blogs ... Blessings to you for sharing.

  4. Such a sweet post. I think it's as awesome to be single as it is to in a relationship, it's all what you make of it.

    xx Hélène

  5. What a lovely list! I think you mentioned some really great things! You are right that there are benefit to being single and being in a relationship. I do appreciate getting to have someone else as a catcher and someone to back me up. :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow...such a true article!! And just in time!! <3 Loved every little thing you mentioned here. <3 It's like it's either this relationship or no relationship!! <3

  7. A great list. I've been with my hubby twenty five years this year and the points you make are so true.

  8. I enjoyed reading this lovely post. xx

  9. Such a beautifully written article Lux! have a lovely vday!
    Nilu Yuleena
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

  10. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    Excellent advantages of romantic relationships.

    I particularly liked to read that some one to open the door, carry your luggage,pay your bills, constant shower of gifts, hugs and mushy lines. Fantastic.

    Best wishes

  11. I'm so thankful for the past 25 years with my "gift" of a husband. I love how you pointed the gifts that so many of us take for granted.


  12. I remember reading your post about why being single is awesome at some point. But yes, there are also some awesome advantages to having someone who loves you in your life as well. Even though I have yet to experience that in a beyond friendship way, I am still looking forward to when my time comes to experience such a thing!

  13. i've been both lucky and unlucky in love - lucky is better!

  14. Very well-written and TRUE... But--I'll admit that I never found that special love in my life until I turned 59.... I had been married before and raised three wonderful sons. BUT--'real love' was not in that marriage... When I turned 59, I met George --and from that minute, I'm the most blessed woman in the world to have found the greatest love in my life.

  15. Such a sweet list! They definitely make things worth the hard work :)

  16. another nice post for Valentine's

  17. Very beautiful post. It put a smile on my face at the start of the day :))
    The things to appreciate in a good relationship!
    Thank you, dear!!

    Lu |

  18. What a beautiful and great post!
    xx Elle

    New outfit post up on: - Swedish Fashion Blogger and Model in TOKYO

  19. I think it's great that you write so wonderfully about romantic love, even though you're single. You could decide to be bitter, but instead, you're better! These are great points, but a single person probably has deeper friendships than a married person, or a person in a relationship. What do you think?

  20. These are 10 great things to have! I always love to have the catcher when I'm having a bad day that is the greatest thing ever. What a great post thanks for sharing.

  21. This was so beautiful to read. I think we all need to be grateful and show our love towards out loved ones everyday. Beautiful post

    Kay of Pure & Complex

  22. I realized I had not heard from you in a while... boo... here you were writing and you posts did not come up on my Bloglovin feed... I hope that is fixed soon. I just thought about you and decided to come visit and say hi.

    I like that you are putting up these posts of love, it's a good reminder that it did exist and it will again in our lives... I hope you are doing well, just thinking of you... have a really great rest of the week xox

    If every you don't see a message from me, it is because there is something wrong with my feed... I really hope it gets fixed xox

  23. Love this post. Yes, what is there in this world...if not, to love and be loved?

  24. so happy to say that I am lucky to be married for almost 25 years now and still pretty much in love and have all things in your list:)

  25. It's so easy to take our partner for granted. There are definitely positives and negatives for being single and being in a relationship. Thank you for all of these beautiful reminders of the blessings of our loves! #10 is my favorite and I love the picture :).

  26. An awesome list...and SO true!
    The most important thing in life is to love and be loved...:)

    Thank you for such an inspiring post...xoxoxo

  27. Yes, the 10 gifts love is the most important!

  28. A lovely post. Thank you so much for sharing.

  29. I'm really enjoying your February posts about love. You've listed some excellent points. I even shared this post with my husband and he said it was very well written and he couldn't agree with you more. I think you have a new fan... :)

  30. Gift No 10 is probably the best gift!

  31. Such a lovely post <3

    See you xx

  32. Plus there's the handywork that he does for more ways than one. ;-)

  33. Coucou,
    C'est tellement beau et précieux L'Amour ♥



  34. A very interesting post, a lot of wisdom here.

  35. very eloquent and thoughtful list ... these are all great gifts indeed, and i love the quote from moulin rouge :)

  36. Oh, yes I need to get making that valentine card!

  37. Hi, dear SuperLux! Thanks for poking me. Your new posts are not entering my reader stream.

    This is a powerful quote: "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." I have carried those words with me for many years because that's what life boils down to. To me the best part of a relationship is the familiarity, the comfort of having someone near to you, someone who has made a commitment to stand by you through it all. There will be good times and hard times and it's always better when you have someone to share them with.

    Happy Thursday, dear friend SuperLux!

  38. Love these gifts. The gift of care is so important, I feel like people towards vday only "care" about flowers and whatnot and kinda not "care" about there partner because they wanna top what someone else is getting. I wouldn't want anything for vday expect what is on this list. Just love it! xx

  39. Beautifully expressed :)

  40. Great ideas!

  41. Great post, thanks for sharing!
    Happy Thursday!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  42. I like the gift of care. It goes both ways and is priceless.

  43. Awww. I've never been in any relationship because my parents won't allow me. Although I feel Iike I'm into someone already (who has the same feelings for me) I tend to control and not express my feelings to him because I don't want to develop something between us. It hurts because even if I want to feel how to be loved and be in a relationship I still can't because I value my parents trust. I'm happily single and I know there's will come a time when someone will be willing to waiting for me. :) Great post!

    Happy Valentines! :)


  44. those first three say much...knowing you are not alone and that you have someone there...even to talk to...and catch you...that is the greatest gift in my opinion...

  45. I like this - "Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow".

    Paano yan, nobody falls in love with a dreamer! Hahaha:)