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As you know, a long-term loving relationship is not just something to be enjoyed, but something requiring sincere work and self-transcendence to create and maintain. A common reason that people don't feel that they can establish a long-term love relationship is literally because they are holding themselves to their past limitations and misdeeds ALMOST HOPEFULLY -- in order to get out of the present challenges and the evolutionary opportunities of further steps down the trail.

If you WANT a committed relationship more than you FEAR the responsibilities involved, you CAN succeed. Take control now of your unconstructive patterns. Rather than saying to yourself, "These patterns are permanent. There's nothing I can do. I'm so afraid that I'm going to always...," honestly consider what is required to succeed -- and do it!

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