LOVE CANMAKEANY PLACEAGREEABLE
In plain English As long as you have a soulmate by your side, there is nothing life can throw at you that can get you down. Origins An ancient Middle East proverb. It might be true Probably anyone with love in their life will agree that it makes everything seem a little better. But more than that, says Jared Alden, it could result in greater success and achievements.
“I’d say this proverb can be interpreted to mean that if you have love in your heart, the world becomes more agreeable,” he says. “Essentially, if you have a positive mental attitude, good things happen to you. This is something I always advise clients. Being positive is the best way to make positive things happen.” It might not be Dr Thoraiya Kanafani, psychologist and clinical director at Human Relations Institute and Clinics in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, says we should ensure our lives are fulfilling and enriching with or without a partner. She advises that one should be interdependent, rather than codependent. “If you view your relationship as the one thing making you happy, that is not healthy. There needs to be other factors in your life outside of being a couple.” The verdict Love is lovely, but beware of placing too much emphasis on it: that can lead to dependency and disappointment.