it needs constant feeding.
The mortal body would soon be emaciated
and die if there were not frequent feedings.
The tender flower would wither and die
without food and water.
And so love, also, cannot be expected
to last forever unless it is continually
fed with portions of love,
the manifestation of esteem and admiration,
the expressions of gratitude,
and the consideration of unselfishness.”
~ Spencer W. Kimball