Married Nollywood actress Susan Peters recently opened up about the difficulties married people face and it will definitely affect your perspective on marriage.
Nollywood actress Susan Peters decided to talk about the difficulties of relationships and marriage on her Instagram on April 6.
NAIJ.com is sure her advice will inspire a lot of her followers. She said: "I have discovered that love doesn't guarantee the success of a relationship. Love cannot help you stick to one person all years round, and on the other hand, cheating isn't always a product of not loving your partner. In fact, loving someone doesn't guarantee not falling in love with someone else."
"Relationships work out mostly because of our head not our heart. It works out because of our emotional maturity, empathetic intelligence and self discipline because, time will come when you'll see more beautiful, handsome, romantic, intelligent, , rich, curvy and God fearing people than the one you're in a relationship with."
"In those times, love will not help you; self control will help you, emotional intelligence will come to your rescue and commitment will keep you going. With those characteristics, no matter how you feel for someone else, the person you're committed to will rank first in your life."
"You think happily married people don't see better people than the ones they married? They do! But understanding that commitment is greater than feelings is the great arsenal that do destroy that impulse. You can fall in love with anyone, but building a relationship takes absolutely more than what attracted you to them and takes more than love."
"Relationships cannot be ready-made. You have to build it and it's never always about love, it requires commitment and intelligence. On the long run in marriages, it's not just love that keeps them together forever, it's determination and commitment."
Everyone falls in love; it takes little or no effort to do that. But staying in love? Building a relationship? Only the strong and committed ones do that. That's why we must find that one person and commit to that one, discipline yourself bridle your emotions."
The actress got married to her Dutch husband Koen Croon back in 2015 and they have been happily married since.
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