It seems the more time that goes by, the more complicated our relationships become. When we first meet someone and want their love, we do anything and everything to win their affection. We give them all our time and attention… in fact, we do just about everything possible to show our affection so they know that we love them and love us in return. But often, once we have that person’s love, we unwittingly start taking them for granted….Our time – which was once all theirs – gets divided amongst other endeavors…. Their tantrums, quirks, and mood swings – which we once found endearing – begin to irritate us… Their needs, their wants and their desire to talk non-stop for hours about everything that crosses their mind which we used to indulge before – now becomes an annoyance…. Slowly, the love that we have for them begins to erode and the relationship begins to weaken. Before we realize it, that bond we worked so hard to achieve begins to loosen, and a day eventually comes when the two people who used to always be there for one another are nowhere to be seen. And it’s sad to think that two hearts that used to beat as one before have now become sad and lonely and have begun looking for new ways to find peace when all it would have taken was a little effort to keep that love alive. Never let the one you love feel alone or lonely. If you truly love each other – never take them for granted and never let that bond of love loosen… Because hearts eventually become weary from waiting and fights which are never resolved. And even if you win your love back – an unseen line of separation will always remain, like a scar of the hurts of the past. So don’t let that happen… Devote the same amount of time, energy and love into KEEPING your relationship as you did to build it… Never let the love between you fade away…!! Neena Gupta.