So many songs, poems, and artwork have been inspired by love, but yet, we still can’t really define it. We can only feel it. As much as we need love to survive, millions of people sever their ties with love every year. Over half of marriages end in divorce, but maybe they don’t have to.
25-year-old poet Taylor Myers from Dayton, Ohio, decided to voice her opinion about divorce based on her own perspective and experience. Her post clearly resonated with millions of people, because it explained what happens to most relationships when the flame dies. Many people think that once that spark has vanished, the relationship starts going downhill. However, relationships become more about companionship once the initial honeymoon stage is over, and many couples forget that.
Taylor said that the reaction she received to her post about the lessons she learned in her ‘Relationships for Life’ class “blew [her] away.” She said she gets messages every week from people who decided to save their relationship or walk away because it was unhealthy. Without sharing her opinion about relationships and divorce, maybe those same people would still be stuck in an unhappy relationship or contemplate leaving one that could actually be saved with a little dose of positive thinking and effort.
A lot of people commented about how Taylor was so influenced from her ‘Relationships for Life’ class, saying that one class shouldn’t shape one’s opinion so much. However, Taylor found that class very informative, positive and transformational, saying that it helped her in handling all of her relationships in life. She said her relationships have become healthier because of that class, and that everyone should take it. If you think about it, she’s probably right, because relationships are one of the most important aspects of life.
Read on to find out what Taylor said about relationships; her beautiful poem might just save your relationship.
THIS WOMAN’S POEM ABOUT DIVORCE CAN ACTUALLY HELP A RELATIONSHIP (AND 1.4 MILLION PEOPLE AGREE)
THIS IS THE 25-YEAR-OLD WITH WISDOM BEYOND HER YEARS, TAYLOR MYERS
THIS IS HER ELOQUENT EXCERPT FROM HER TUMBLR PAGE:
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“A lot of people ask me what my biggest fear is, or what scares me most. And I know they expect an answer like heights, or closed spaces, or people dressed like animals, but how do I tell them that when I was 17 I took a class called Relationships For Life and I learned that most people fall out of love for the same reasons they fell in it. That their lover’s once endearing stubbornness has now become refusal to compromise and their one track mind is now immaturity and their bad habits that you once adored is now money down the drain. Their spontaneity becomes reckless and irresponsible and their feet up on your dash is no longer sexy, just another distraction in your busy life.
Nothing saddens and scares me like the thought that I can become ugly to someone who once thought all the stars were in my eyes.”
AFTER HER POST BLEW UP, SHE CAME BACK TO EXPAND ON HER THOUGHTS A BIT
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TAYLOR’S THOUGHTS ON DIVORCE? DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE?