Most of us are familiar with heartbreak and difficulty within the context of relationships. Whether it’s a break up with a boyfriend or girlfriend, or an intense argument with your spouse, relationships are full up ups and downs. If you are married, you are most likely no stranger to feelings of hurt, frustration, and upset because every marriage encounters challenging moments.
While it can be easy to find yourself feeling hopeless, discouraged, and disheartened, overcoming those emotions and pushing through those tough times is what leads to a stronger, healthier, and thriving marriage or relationship. Life is a constant work in progress where we have to be willing to learn, grow, and adjust as individuals and as a couple. Since triumph and effort are such prominent themes in relationships, I thought it appropriate to share a song I found that helps encourage its listener to keep working hard and not give up.
Try by Natasha Bedingfield is the song I’m talking about. It’s off her latest album Strip Me, which hit stores in December of 2010. Try tackles the necessity to keep fighting for the love of your life. Obviously I don’t agree with everything in this song nor would I encourage couples who aren’t married to fight for an unhealthy relationship. That being said, this song really struck a chord with me for couples or individuals who are struggling in their marriage particularly. I love its emphasis on personal responsibility and effort, as conveyed in the title Try.
Take a listen for yourself, and then look below for a snippet of lyrics and where to find this song if you want to add it to your media library.
Don’t throw it away just because it’s broken
‘Cause anything can mend
Don’t call it a day just because the road’s blocked
Doesn’t mean we’re at the end
If it’s something you love, you don’t leave it
If it’s something you care for, you keep it
It’s never too far, it’s never too late
To tell someone “you’re the only one”
And even if it’s hard, it’s never goodbye
If you love someone, then you try try try try
Don’t jump the train just because it’s not moving
Doesn’t mean you’re on the wrong track
I’ll always remain even if the wind blows
I won’t let go, I won’t give up
And if we fight, we’ll only fight for us
Might not have much
But what we got is more than enough
‘Cause what we got is love
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