When I look at this poor house, through no fault of it’s own, it started to die, because no one loved it. It stopped being cared for.
I think relationships are like that. If love isn’t cared for and appreciated, they too can fall apart and end up abandoned. If things get in the way of what’s important, people will just walk away. When that happens, the relationship dies.
The thing every relationship/love needs is different for every one, of course. Only the people involved know what they need/want, but they all need attention and care.
I happened to marry a chicklet. Well, he was actually human, but he was as cute and sweet as a chicklet. I was absolutely crazy about him. He was my chicklet until the Great Hen came and took him to wherever chicklets go when their lives are over. So, while my house is freshly painted, my heart mostly looks like the house in the picture. It’s hard to maintain a heart that’s been torn to pieces far too many times.