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The Lonely Side Of Love: One-Sided Relationships. George is head over heels for Sally! However, Sally is indifferent to the whole romantic saga. George tried all the love gymnastics but Sally is unmoved.

On the other hand, it is Mrs. Johnson that really loves her husband. All her love expressions were never reciprocated. 

One-sided love can be painful in any relationship or marriage! 

Can Love Be One-Sided?

Yes, love can be one-sided. This means one person in a relationship can have stronger love for the other person than the other person feels for them. This can lead to imbalances and difficulties in the relationship, and may eventually cause the relationship to end if the imbalance is not addressed.

The Lonely Side Of Love: One-Sided Relationships

Let’s Rephrase. Should Love be one-sided?

No, love should not be one-sided!

Love should ideally be mutual, in which both persons in the relationship or marriage feel the same level of love and affection for each other. 

Son 2:16 (KJV)
My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.

Son 7:10 (KJV)
I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me.

One-sided love can lead to feelings of rejection and hurt for the person who is not reciprocating the same level of love. It is essential for both parties to communicate their feelings and work towards creating a balance of love and affection in the relationship.

The Lonely Side Of Love: One-Sided Relationships

What are the causes of one-sided love?

1. Unrequited feelings
One person has feelings for the other, but those feelings are not reciprocated.

2. Incompatible goals or values
One person wants a deeper commitment than the other person is willing to provide.

3. Trauma or past experiences
One person has unresolved emotional baggage from past relationships that affect their ability to fully open up to another person. Also, personality traits or past experiences may make someone more susceptible to being in a one-sided relationship

4. Lack of communication or effort
One person puts in more effort or expresses their feelings more clearly than the other, leading to an imbalance in the relationship.

5. A lack of emotional reciprocation
A person may lack the capacity to respond emotionally to love for various actors. 

6. A lack of physical attraction
Lack of physical attraction will certainly manifest itself in the inability to reciprocate love appropriately! Nobody has any business marrying someone he is not attracted to in the first place!

7. Low self-esteem
Low self-esteem can make a person pursue a relationship where they are only giving and not receiving any love back.

8. Fear of being alone 
This can contribute to someone choosing to stay in a one-sided relationship.

What do you do if you find yourself in a one-sided relationship or marriage? Tomorrow, I will continue from here and let us in on what can be done to solve the issues of one-sided love.

I will stop here this morning! Good morning! 


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