To keep love it requires the united effort of Richard and Sallie! It cannot be a one-sided affair!
To put the matter concisely:
(1) Love is caused by some attracting vibrations emanating from the two participants which draw each to each.
(2) Thus love depends, not upon the will of the individual, but upon what attracting power is in the other person.
(3) Thus obviously it lies with each to cultivate and continue to project the emanation if either desire to retain the love emotion of the other.
(4) When these points are clearly understood, intelligence can suggest the most suitable methods to use to accomplish the desired end, namely, the retaining of the power to draw love mutually.
So, as in everything we do in life, is it not well to use some intelligence and though over the great matters of Love?
For cynics may say what they please ~ Love is the supreme and only perfect happiness on earth. Everything else is second best ~ often a very good second, but nowhere near the real thing.
So why, when love is bound to come to us all sooner or later, not try to retain its sweetness?