Sometimes it’s easy to forget that a Relationship is NOT a One Way Road. Anyone who’s been stuck on that road, knows it sucks! It can’t be all about one person ALL the time. I know there are those who try to live by “As long as their happy, I’m happy.” That’s just crap! If your happiness doesn’t matter, how can you be happy? There is only so much of yourself that you can give to the other person before there is nothing left besides resentment and bitterness.
This goes for ALL relationships – not just the one with your significant other. Families and Friendships are just as important. Just because you’re family doesn’t mean you don’t have to try. A happy relationship with family is not automatic! And family is probably one of the toughest relationships to maintain. Friendships are the easiest relationships to give up on. Time and distance are the common excuses. If Both people make an effort, a friendship can last for a life time and overcome any distance.
Relationships are hard. I think most of us underestimate just how hard they are. But Anything worth having, takes work. So remember it’s a two way street. It has to be about Both people.