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What doesn't kill me

Updated on January 14, 2014
My Fiancee's life motto tattoo
My Fiancee's life motto tattoo | Source


My fiancee has been one of my best friends for going on nine years now, and we have been through so much together. We've been there for each other through the best and the worst, and that's really what it's all about right?

The reason many relationships fail is that both partners are not willing to talk through the issues and reach a compromise. No relationship is perfect, it is a full time job and you have to work at it in order to be successful. If you or your partner aren't willing to discuss the issues and reach a compromise, the relationship will never succeed. Both parties won't be truly happy.

The fact of the matter is that arguments happen, and are perfectly normal and part of a functional relationship. The key is knowing what needs to be discussed and what doesn't. This is often a fine line. Pick your battles, and pick them carefully.

Bringing up the discussion and talking through the issue is hard and not usually enjoyable, but if you truly care about the relationship, it has to be done. Remember, you only get out what you put in.

Now, my fiancee's life motto is "what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger", and I feel that it definitely applies to our relationship as well.

Our relationship has had its fair share of ups and downs, but we've always talked through the issues and this has definitely strengthened our bond. I thought I would take something that she holds close to her heart and give it a personal touch to make a wonderful gift for her.

I put together a photo album of pictures of the two of us and then superimposed this poem onto one of my favorite pictures that she took.

When times are tough and I want to quit, just give up and stop.
Have a look around, see what keeps us goin,
And I look at you and forget my pain,
The dread, suffering, and heartache.

Don't think for one moment that I won't ever need you.
Our time together is everything to me.
Everything I want and have ever needed.
Stronger I feel and know nothing can slow me down.
No battle too big and struggle too tough
There's nothing that could possibly be enough to

Kill the feeling I've got inside me.
It's you that keeps me going.

Me and you.

Final thoughts

I hope that my personal experiences and advice may help you if you are having issues in your relationship. I also hope that you enjoyed my poem, please comment and let me know what you think, I always appreciate the feedback.

As always, Stay Excellent!


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      Steve Anselmo 4 years ago from Thunder Bay

      Thank you!

      Stay Excellent!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      So true that you only get out of a relationship as what you put into it. Lovely poem!