Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery
THE LOVE NOTE
This is the author of The Little Prince which is one of my all-time favorite books (I don't think this quote is from that book, though). While I enjoy gazing at you I get such peace and security knowing that we are looking and moving in the same direction throughout our life, which then assures that when I do turn to gaze at you I will know you are there beside me. That sounds like love to me.
THE GREAT RELATIONSHIP PRINCIPLE
Get on, and stay on, the same page. Getting on the same page of "falling in love" is the easy part. Staying in love, though, not only takes some work it first requires making a decision to stay on the same page even when feelings come and go. Look forward together. This allows you to study where you are going, helps you know the territory, and keeps your eyes on the prize.