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Love Is Not Enough

There is so much more that is necessary

I have been asked the question

Is love enough, yes or no?

I can honestly tell you

I learnt first hand you know.

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There is so much more needed

For a relationship to last,

There’s respect for each other

And honesty about the past.

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Compromise is hugely important

Especially if it is one sided,

There’s give and take too

If just taking, it’s misguided.

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Compatibility is a key to love

Without it there will be issues,

Listen quietly to each other

Or you’re going to need tissues.

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These are just some examples

Of traits needed over and above,

There are many many more

That are needed other than love.

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No, love is definitely not enough

For your relationship to survive,

You’ll need so much more

For you both to stay and thrive.

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