There are huge obstacles to overcome, but it’s okay because love conquers all!
I mean, would any of us have cared for “The Notebook” if Ali and Noah were of the same social status, went on a few lukewarm dates, then got to know each other and developed a deepening connection over time? I hate to do this to you, but I’m gonna take the romance right out of those dramatic relationships where you get engulfed in your feelings for the other person.
What greater gift can we give someone than to set them free from the weight of their mistakes? In a relationship characterized by fear, just the opposite happens.
When we unlock others from a past they cannot correct, we free them to become all they can become, and we free our relationships to become all they can becomes as well. There is a need to build up a wall of defensiveness. There is no way to build a lasting, healthy relationship on a foundation of dishonesty.
A healthy heart involved in healthy relationships is the precise opposite of addiction.