Jada Pinkett SmithA week ago Jada Pinkett-Smith posted an intriguing question about love and relationships on her Facebook page. After chatting with friends and Facebook fans about whether or not sex is all a man needs to build a good relationship, the outspoken actress took the conversation one step further. She wants to know whether true love really exists.

In her opinion, it does — as long as we are willing to put in the work to make it happen. She writes:

“I believe true love is very real. The question is, are we prepared to CREATE it? Most of us are conditioned to believe that true love HAPPENS to us…effortlessly. My experience has been that romantic love happens effortlessly. The meeting of the eyes that lights you afire inside can happen without our consent, which could be the ENTRY point to true love or to a grand love affair that prepares you for the true love waiting in the wings.

Many of us have equated that intoxicating, romantic feeling to true love. But true love is not created only in the intoxicating romance. True love is mostly created in the troubles, storms, misunderstandings, and deceptions where love is no longer romantic but excruciating. Love is created in forgiveness and in the maturity of accepting the human nature of ourselves and our partner. If you can survive these stages through your fight and growth for love…then TRUE LOVE will reveal itself because it becomes the stuff that CREATES long lasting…true love.”

Do you agree with Jada’s thoughts on true love, Clutchettes? Is true love built through surviving both the good and bad times of a relationship or is it simply a figment of our imaginations?

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