Protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres
True love can make people do crazy things but essentially will come down to wanting to be and do the best for another. True love has the desire to protect and to trust. Even if things are going badly or there are things out of the person’s control, true love hopes and perseveres through the worse of times.
I like to use this idea in my writing because it can give a deeper level to the love that can be between two people, who have to overcome a great deal of obstacles to be able to be together. This I find is one of the staples in writing romance novels, yes the people almost always end up together, but what the reader wants to read is the journey of how these two people got together and how they will make it and be together. It is the trials and challenges that people face in their romance that create a great romance novel.