Love is more than a noun -- it is a verb; it is more than a feeling -- it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.
- William Arthur Ward
"Sacrificing your happiness for the happiness of the one you love is by far the truest type of love." Unknown
"A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it." Oscar Wilde
In reality, the situation is typically the opposite-relationships require fewer sacrifices and more compromises.
Loving relationships involve both sacrifices and compromises. The sacrifices are easier to live with and lovers attempt to accommodate to their compromises and no longer view them as such. So although sacrifices and compromises are prevalent in romantic relationships, in genuine love they are not experienced as such.