If love is difficult you are with the wrong person.
Relationships are more about "a labor of love" as opposed to "work". Work is something you do while wishing you were doing something else. A labor of love on the other hand is something one (chooses) to do and it often gives them pleasure or pride for their efforts.
Examples such as fixing up an old house, taking care of pets, planting a garden, looking after children. No one has to own a home, own a pet, plant a garden, have children, or even enter into a relationship. These are all things we (choose). The mature thing to do is to be responsible and (nurture our choices). Ideally one wants a partner who (naturally agrees) with them on the major things in life and shares the same values/goals for the relationship.
There is no amount of (communication) or (work) that can overcome being with someone who does not want what you want. - One man's opinion! :-)