One day a friend said, “I envy you, Elva. It is obvious that Everett adores you. I feel loved, but I would like to be cherished.” Women I counsel often express the same wish. One of their biggest disappointments in relationship is not feeling high priority and cherished by their lover.
When you first meet someone to whom you are attracted, the relationship can border on obsessive. You feel special and important. As the relationship deepens couples often lose that intense “in love” feeling. They may no longer prioritize the relationship. Perhaps children, work, or some other activity becomes top priority. Is that happening to you? Talk to each other and change your priorities if you hope to become soul mates.