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Monday, July 25, 2011

Relationship Advice 101

My mother was very wise.

She gave me some sage advice about love.

Here’s what she told me:
You have to love a person for who they are, not who you think you can make them into.

Having said that she added this analogy.
It’s like getting a dog. You love the dog. It’s sweet and cuddly and kind and gentle. But it’s a dog. You can’t make it into a person. Whatever you try and do it’s still going to be a dog.

BUT, you can train it. Hopefully, over time it will become a dog who doesn’t chew your slippers or mess on the carpet.

But the bottom line is, it’s never going to be anything other than a dog and you simply have to love it for its dogness.

Don’t you just love analogies? 

1 comment:

  1. Your mother was a very wise woman Robin ! and btw I am still trying to train mine (the husband I mean) our William is very well behaved:/


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