To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on May 14, 2018 in Picture Quotes


Why second love is the real love

Second love teaches you how to love again after you’ve been broken. It teaches you that love still exists, that you’re capable of loving again and loving harder. That you can still have faith in love no matter how much pain your first love caused you. Second love is there to pick up the pieces.

Second love gives you hope. That your fairy tale is still out there. That heartbreak is not the end of the world and that there are better things ahead. It shows you what happens when you move on, when you let go, when you try again and when you never lose hope. Second love shows you the light after the dark.

Second love is braver. It means you know how to forgive, you know how to risk getting hurt again because it’s worth it. It means that you’re prepared for the worst but you’re hoping for the best. Second love makes you stronger.

Second love makes you believe in timing. Why things didn’t work out the first time around, why you fell in love with the wrong person, why you had to get your heartbroken and why someone left you when they promised to love you. It’s here to tell you that there is always a valid reason behind your pain and that loving someone doesn’t always mean they’re right for you. Second love answers all these questions.

Second love makes sense. It’s not based on childhood fantasies or lust or infatuation. It’s not blind or reckless or toxic. It’s not based on unrealistic expectations or sheer obsession. Second love comes after you’ve learned to listen to your gut, to watch for the red flags, to pick someone because they will add value to your life and when you’ve learned to make decisions out of maturity not out of loneliness.

Second love shows you that you can be someone’s first choice and shows you what it really means to be loved.

Written by Rania Naim

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  1. Steven D Archibald May 15, 2018 Reply

    I would love nothing more than to find a second love….the Creator comes first, but it has been a long time since I was broken hearted..

    • ARLENE May 15, 2018 Reply

      Hmmmmm…a soulmate will always be prepared for you….

  2. Toni May 15, 2018 Reply

    Oh my. That’s exactly how I felt reading through this piece. It has inspired me to know its possible. Been a long time for me and I won’t give up hope. God is able. I trust him.

  3. Kim May 15, 2018 Reply

    Love this post! Very inspiring and encouraging as well hopeful to know that a second love is possible!

  4. Michelle May 15, 2018 Reply

    I found it again. We just have to remember, Love is a choice. You both have to want it to work and it takes the two of you to weather the storm and remember to dance in the rain together.

  5. Ariel May 17, 2018 Reply

    My second love just left me last week after 8 years.. Could it be that my first love was never love at all? She left me after we were planning to settle down. So what is the second love actually?

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