I've a beginner at practicing. I did very much so up until doing the responsible adult life thing - getting married, having kids, etc. But my wife & I are no longer together. I have concentrated very hard, tried many spells. Honestly, I make my own for I believe it's the energy you put forth more so than the ritual itself.
Without going to deep in to my situation, I can say that I have successful hindered my ex-mil's ability to continue to do more damage by affecting her money. She was also in a car accident (though i did not wish harm) and she is okay, but her car isn't. Why can I do all these things, but I can't make white magic love spells work?
Is it just me? Or is it just easier?
....however, I will add that I lack the focus due to the emotion involved to get the "good" spells achieved, thus why I've been seeking a spell-caster for assistance.