What does a relationship mean to you? For me it is something to be cherished and placed on a higher standard of respect. As human beings we need to be around people. Especially people that love and care about us.
I have a relationship with my parents, my son, my boyfriend, my friends, my roommates, and my mentors. I wouldn’t be the person I am without these relationships. I’m sure everyone has had relationships that have failed and some spin the cycle. True relationships stand the test of time and not one little set back will destroy it.
Things We Go Through
There’s a big difference between just liking someone which usually ends in lust. Than truely respecting that person and wanting them as your better half. Me and my boyfriend have been together for about 6 years and although we have had people come between us they don’t last long and we grow closer to each other.
Two unperfect people refusing to give up on each other.
My mom has been really hard on me because I haven’t done the best I possibly can. She wants my son to have better. I need a job and to finish school. Parents just really want to see their kids do the best they can. Even though they can be really hard on us. Discipline is never fun though it is very worth it.
It’s hard to be friends when it feels like the whole world is out to take whatever you have. Though this is a normal feeling when it is a Give relationship and people on the receiving end. True friend don’t give up on each other though sometimes you have to learn to just give up and let go.
How To Make It Better
Sometimes you really do need a break when me and my boyfriend get upset at each other we have to take a step back and spend time apart. Though it always makes me happy to hear from him again. There are maintaninace steps for the relationship that have to take place in order to keep a relationship healthy.
- Needs of the relationship with needs of self-care
- Communicate without blame and stick to the point
- Mutually enjoyable physical touch
- Pray together
- Express anger without blame or making the other person wrong
- Set goals together
- Don’t analyze the situation
- Encourage growth and change
- Accepts you completely
- Being able to Say No without guilt
- Physical Touch
- Quality Time
- Acts of Service
- Words of Affirmation
- Gift Giving
All of lifes important relationships thrive under the condition of carefree timeliness. Learn to waste time with the people you love. – Matthew Kelly