No actually, it doesn’t.
Love really shouldn’t hurt.
Loss hurts. Abuse hurts. Behaviour hurts. Unrequited love hurts. Saying Goodbye hurts.
But love, in it’s purest and simplest form, should feel like a safety net, like a bridge over troubled water, like coming home.
As humans we go through many painful episodes in each relationship. We hurt each other when we become embroiled in bad habits or when we become detached from ourselves but the love we share is what stops us going too far.
Behaviour hurts. Separation hurts. Love doesn’t.
Love doesn’t see position, looks, race or anything conditional at all, in fact. Love sees straight to the soul.
You can’t turn it on or off.
Even death can’t break it.
Grief is the result of love and the deeper the love the stronger the grief.
So if you your ‘love’ is causing you pain, something is wrong, very wrong.
You deserve to be loved unconditionally in this life. If you have to earn it, chase it or you constantly fear losing it, this is not your love story.
You know, THE love story, of your life.
If you are scared to break the bonds of this ‘love’ that’s bringing you hurt, don’t be.
The love you have for yourself will take it’s place. For what could be a greater act of self-love than to set yourself free.
Free to find even more love. Real love.
It’s what it’s all about.
Love doesn’t hurt.