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Love Shouldn’t Be This Hard

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Tim Marshall

Love shouldn’t be hard
Relationships are hard
But love —
Love shouldn’t be.

It should bring peace
It should bring reassurance
It should be refreshing.

If it’s stressful
If it’s exhausting
Is it love at all?

Love should be a safe place
It should be a sanctuary
A place that restores
Not a place that depletes.

But that is overly romantic, isn’t it?

Maybe that is the problem
So much pressure to heal and not to hurt
So many expectations it could never fulfill
Yet the expectations remain.

Still I believe

Love shouldn’t be so hard. TC mark

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