High school English classes have familiarized us with the oft-cited quote, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” But when it comes to communicating degrees of emotional intensity and experience in relationships – it can be tough to limit your words. We can all admit to watching at least a few episodes of Donahue, Geraldo, or Jerry Springer, right? The ENTIRE premise of shows such as these is to encourage people to vent, up to 43mn (+ commercial time), on the disgruntled state of their relationships! Anytime people probe into potentially emotional subjects (they look more like emotional minefields on those shows), brevity – not to mention wit – is nowhere near the studio!!
So we can all agree that it’s a challenge to express your relationship in a mere six words. What could you express about your own love/marriage/relationship in just six words? Think of it as a relationship ‘brand’ that you’re advertising. Would you emphasize…perfection, as in “pure goodness to the last drop” ? Endurance, as in “still going after all these years”? Malcontent, as in “sucks the life out of me”? Or with a hackneyed phrase, such as “always the bridesmaid, never the bride”?
This new book review, Love Boiled Down to Just Six Words, in USA Today amused me to no end with its infinite possibilities for relationship branding, using sincerity and humor! I’ve included it to encourage you, the reader, to contribute your condensed love stories in the comments area below! And in the spirit of encouraging you to share, I’ll go first:
- “True love doesn’t depend on drama.”
(And I’ll also share the one my husband wrote about how we first met – an unusual, but extremely memorable gift that he brought to my office: “A couch brought me true love.”)