Rather than partaking in the customary business of giving and taking love during specific (and often too short) periods of my life, I think the passage below offers a mighty fine solution.
The impermanence of relying on external love can feel painful, especially when there’s so much love to give in return.
“The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me.” -Ram Dass