The Top 5 Rules of Love

Updated on March 5, 2018

What is LOVE?

Love is a word that is used to describe a strong interpersonal affection, pleasure, and or personal attachment for someone or something. Love is also a virtue like respect, kindness, and compassion. Synonyms for the word love are tenderness and fondness, while antonyms are hatred and dislike. Love is utilized by many different cultures and religions around the world, like the Chinese culture and the Christian religion. For example the ancient Greeks identified with four different forms of love: kinship/familiarity, friendship, sexual or romantic desire, and divine love. The diversity of uses and meanings of the word love makes love difficult to consistently define. Love is usually said that it cannot be described with exact words, but has many words to describe the feeling.

Studies and tests have been shown that love, true love, actually exists between people and within their hearts. The love a person can have may pertain to personal relationships like family and friends. Love can also pertain to objects or food, like a child who loves a certain blanket and how women love chocolate. Love can mean different things to different people and everyone expresses their love in different ways. The best example of this fact is how men and women express their love for one another differently.

Don't Hurt Me No More

Everything in life has rules with consequences that follow, like rules of the road and rules of a courtroom. Love is no different and also has rules followed by consequences. The rules of love apply to every one and are usually taught at a very young age. We are all human and are going to make many mistakes throughout life, but love is the only thing that is easy to break and hard to regain once lost. Following the rules of love can ensure a happier and more fulfilling life by bringing more love into a person's life, instead of negativity.

There are many different rules of love for a person to follow, some more important than others. There are also many different thoughts, opinions, and even books about the many rules of love. While they are all true, there are only a few that are the most important to follow daily.

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The Rules

Whether it's operating a motor vehicle or attending church on Sundays, there will always be certain rules for everyone to follow. Rules are set in place for people to adhere to for proper and appropriate behavior, language, or many other different things that need guidance. One of the best examples of rules are the kinds of rules that adults have for children or even rules for the public. Rules are meant to provide guidance and to maintain some type of order at all times. The same is true with life and love, and how there are rules to follow in that aspect. These types of rules involve other people's feelings, respect for those people and their feelings, and most importantly respect for oneself. The rules are simple and easy to follow!

1. Do Unto Others as You Would Have Done To You - Matthew 7:12

This first rule is a golden rule that is an ethic code for many religions and cultures around the world. This rule is the first and most important of all because how we treat other people does affect our own life. How people treat other people displays their personality and how they feel about themselves. People that are caring with kind and positive words towards other people tend to get further in life than negative people do. Treating others with compassion, respect, and encouragement is a virtue. This also shows others that you are a caring person with morals and principles that are positive and following this simple rule can inspire others to be more positive. This will lead to more success and even a happier future that can be noticed always and through long lengths of time.

2. Honesty is Always the Best Policy

The second rule of love is the most important for having high principles and morals throughout life. This means not lying to yourself, your partner, or to any one at all. The main point of this rule is that people who are close to you always deserve the truth out of love and respect for them. Not telling any lies and being honest is always the best choice because sometimes lies can get too deep and out of control, which can affect a person's life in the present time and for many years to follow.

3. Cheaters Never Prosper

The second rule is the most important for maintaining healthy and positive relationships throughout life. This includes cheating while playing games but also on your partner, with any one else's partner, or even when you think no one will know about it. Love involves being honest and having respect for yourself and for all other people around you. Cheating can be hurtful, harmful, damaging, and can cause a bad reputation to be started. This rule of love pertaining to cheating is often broken during these modern times, and with extremities. This rule should never be broken and is very important for remaining respectful and respectable.

4. Always Forgive

The fourth rule is the one rule that most people have a hard time following because pride and bitterness get in the way. This rule means so much because forgiveness can set anyone free. Letting go of the hurt and pain, putting it away and forgiving someone who has brought pain can free the soul from the past and all of the negative emotions. The first rule, the golden rule, and this rule go hand in hand because a person wants to be forgiven as much as the person who does the forgiving. This rule is showing love, and respect, for the other person and their feelings aside from the fact that they did something wrong and or hurtful. Forgiving someone for something small or very large can bring peace and reduce stress. This rule applies to both men and women.

5. Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

This fifth and final top rule of love involves saying sorry multiple times, which can be damaging for different reasons. First, when a person hears it often from the same person it starts to loose it's meaning and has no effect. Also, resentment may start to develop because no changes were made in a person's actions to prove their sorry. Changes need to immediately follow an apology, and some times so does an explanation. This rule of love is important for people who really are sorry for what they have done and want to change their ways and express that through actions. Don't just say it, mean it and change it. Trust will start to increase, along with the lessening of mistakes and irrational decisions.

Questions & Answers

  • Why do lovers often fight each other?

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    • Nat Amaral profile image

      Nat Amaral 

      6 years ago from BC Canada

      Here's another rule: Be faithful to your partner so that he/she won't get burned.

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      Cristale Adams 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the read and the comment!

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      Cristale Adams 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the read and the comment. I admire your work very much.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Great hub! You have discussed love in almost all its aspects. Thanks for sharing.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. Just thought a love poet would stop by and get a few tips.

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