I can’t get off relationships just yet because recently this has been a massive area of struggle for many! In this season of life, many people are transitioning into so many different areas. They are expanding families, growing within themselves, changing their lifestyles, evolving in business and it may seem like NO ONE gets it. This is one of those times where people grow apart or together. It is true that every relationship takes work, in actuality this statement is an understatement.
I’ve lost and gained in every relationship I’ve had. I’ve come to discover a vital component that is needed to make any relationship successful. Whether it’s marriage, friendship, work relationships etc. It all is surrounded by compromise and listening. We sometimes process information based on a series of filters that make being able to understand a persons side uncompromising.. By nature we’re selfish people – we look Out for ourselves and we aren’t really concerned about another unless there is a benefit to us. Indeed, a real authentic relationship requires a real sense of love. That love must start with oneself. Often, when we think love we think “I love you” in actuality, this means, respect, dignity, self- esteem, confidence, etc. In order to build something you must give something!
Think about that!
NOTE: Not everyone is this way – but indeed, it takes work to NOT be this way. Although, it benefits us to do right and be right – we don’t… there is a such thing as loving from a distance and maintaining and preserving relationships for the long hall. This takes skills, patience, compromise, forgiveness, and understanding. In order to give this off, you must be complete and whole within yourself. This is the only way to gain from a real relationship!