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Inject Positive Energy at All Costs: Why is Sadness the Worst Enemy of Love?

Miranda Davis

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Understanding that sadness is the ultimate enemy of love

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We know it’s hard to describe how love makes you feel – after all, there are not enough words to convey this wonderful emotion’s complexity.

However, most people would not equate love with sadness, and, if they did, they certainly wouldn’t say that this is what is commonly expected as part of a healthy and loving relationship.

The more we grow and ponder what love means, the more we search for ways to bring positive energy into our treasured relationships, since we understand that it’s the life force that sustains them and keeps them healthy.

In this article, we’re going to discuss how sadness is the greatest enemy of love and how you can set it aside to build a bright future with your partner.

Defining the feeling

Sadness can be defined as “an emotional pain associated with, or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow.”

You may think that defining the word is us being redundant, but we felt we ought to do that for clarification purposes: do you share the same notion of what sadness stands for? If so, can you identify certain times or instances where you’ve felt any of the emotions described above?

If you sit back and take inventory of the moments that can be labeled under “sad experiences,” you can get a pretty good grasp of what the word means to you and how it affects your life.

You can even think back to a time when you visited one of the best dating sites 2020, and your feelings of sadness and helplessness kept you from even considering finding a partner.

We encourage you to take out a piece of paper and write down the things you associate with sadness and see how all those feelings combined can turn into an enemy of love.

Let’s move along to discuss how, when love happens, sadness can keep you from enjoying everything that’s unfolding before you.

Understanding that sadness is the ultimate enemy of love

sadness is the ultimate enemy of love

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The image above is a great metaphor for how sadness can distort your view of relationships and settle for nothing less than love without limits.

Imagine yourself sitting in front of this scenery and looking at this beautiful tree with a heart-shaped canopy and what if, hypothetically, your partner leaning against it.

What you’re seeing, though, is filtered through sadness: the colors are predominantly black; you can’t tell any of your beloved’s characteristics, and, instead of focusing on the ravishing canopy, you are zooming in on the falling leaves.

This is the enemy of love at work – this is how sadness prevents you from actually seeing things the way they are: full of color and life.

Having now understood the metaphor, you need to ask yourself: when your partner says “love you forever,” do you see and hear that, or are you almost “blinded” by the dark filter cast from feeling sad?

If you have an answer to that question, and it’s a positive one, congratulations – you’re doing great when it comes to being in touch with your emotions and not allowing sadness to be an enemy of love.

However, if you’ve been having a hard time picturing yourself believing those words, when you otherwise have no valid reason not to, you likely have a negative love synonym in the vocabulary you use to describe love.

Here’s where a radical change in thinking patterns will allow you to finally tell the difference between when love is not enough, and when you are incapable of enjoying it due to sadness.

The Antidote to Sadness: Injecting Positive Energy

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How beautiful it is when you and your partner speak the same love languages – and you have no barrier between you when communicating your feelings!

If you are lucky enough to be in a relationship like that, you already have the primer on bringing positivity to your everyday interactions with your partner.

Trust, learn, grow: this is the trifecta that should be the hallmark of your relationship.

Do you feel like there is reciprocity, healthy communication, clear boundaries, and, above all, respect?

Ensure your partner how much you appreciate all these relationship traits, and make sure that they appreciate them as much as you do, too – and that they let you know.

These small yet highly important reminders are the “positivity injections” you need to maintain a healthy relationship and do away with sadness, which, as this article has proven, is the primary enemy of love.

Conclusion

Having read this article, you understand the importance of acknowledging your feelings and fighting to keep the enemy of love at bay.

Let us know in the comments: has sadness ever significantly impacted your relationship? If so, how?

Miranda Davis is a freelance writer in relation and psychology area. Miranda is interested in such topics as building healthy relationships between people, love/sex compatibility, and how to find the right balance in life in general. She is currently doing specific research on the topic. Miranda loves cooking and long-distance walking.

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