The truth about love: tools to build a happier relationship

The Truth About Love (Tools For A Happier Relationship)

Want to know the truth about love? These 3 posters – read together – make for some interesting insights and will serves as tools to help you find (and maintain) a happier relationship. Be sure to scroll down to read them all!

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I found and shared this Marriage Box poster on my Pinterest page (click here).

I thought it really expressed very well the truth about love – so sharing it here too.

So many people think if it’s love, then everything should flow smoothly – no hiccups.

But even the best of relationships require putting in effort – making love a daily conscious habit.

John Gottman wrote about the 5 to 1 ratio of nice to nasty.  Meaning?

For every 1 challenging time (conflict) you need to have 5 loving gestures.

You need to put in the effort of what he calls “repair.”

Both people have to keep putting something into the relationship – for it to stay thriving.

Shortly after finding the Marriage Box, I found this next poster on Pinterest.

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The 2 seem to go together, to even more fully express the truth about love.

I definitely agree that real love means accepting real people aren’t 100% perfect.

Many people “jump ship”/”jump relationship” far too easily/quickly.

However, I do feel the sentence about “in spite of their filthy heart” is up for some clarifying.

It depends on how filthy – and if the filth is ingrained into their character.

If someone is truly of “filthy character,” then you must protect yourself – and consider if they’re capable of change.

Otherwise, I do agree with the love sentiment here – that the more you get to know someone, the more you see their flaws.

As John Green reminds…

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(This poster – unlike the other 2 – is one I designed.)

I very much agree with John Green when he says, “I don’t know any perfect people. Just really, really flawed people who are still worth loving.”

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Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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