This question has cross my mind as I’m reflecting on my relationship with people, including family and friends.
Google defines a relationship as a “the way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected”.
Relationships are built over a period of time key ingredients for a long lasting strong one is..
Trust being one of the most important factor in building a relationship, because you will be sharing personal information with another person. To be honest I have never put my trust in anyone because people can disappointe you and I have learned this the hard way. One thing is clear tust can’t be rushed, it takes time.
Honesty and trust goes hand in hand, you can have one without the other. It turns perfect strangers into milk and coffee, the balance is crucial and needs to be maintained.
I have always been too honest with people putting my heart on the ground, just for it to be burnt by the sun, thinking people will be the shade for my heart. I guess kindness burns but that should not stop us from believing that there is good in the world and never to punish another person for the mistake of someone else.
Without communication there is no relationship, there is no way in hell you can claim to have a relationship with a person that you hardly talk to.
Not sure if there is a thing called over communicating with someone but I think I do that alot, don’t get me wrong I don’t get annoyed but sometimes I over share especially if I like you. I just feel like if I don’t talk to a person I like they may forget about me but I always tell you that I need a lot of attention *laugh* I’m that guy of guy. I have learned communicating is a two way thing, you can’t be the only watering the tree of friendship, just as you came together to plant the seeds. Nothing hurts more than losing a friend, just cause you were the only one trying to keep it alive.
Forgiveness, understanding, patience and compromising are the ideal elements of any healthy, long lasting relationship. Forgiveness is not a easy thing to do in any form of a relationship but when it’s from the heart, it builts the relationship. There are things that are simplying unforgivable also which can end a beautiful relationship that’s why understanding and patience goes a long way.
Never fight for a relationship if you are the only fighting for its wellbeing, it just stole your happiness. It’s best to move on because sadly some relationships come with an expiry date.
Almost take the beautiful moments with you. That’s what I do, it serves you no good carrying around hater in your heart because all it does is kill you slowly.
Thank the person for being part of your story and for the role they played.
Smile… Thank you for being part of my journey.