The old age topic of relationships is one that will continue until the end of time. It is a dynamic that everyone of us has to deal with on a daily basis. Relationships span between family, acquaintances, friends, lovers.
Every day we see relationships end in disaster, we see relationships in bliss, we relationships move in transition from a state of bliss to a state of disaster. The million dollar question asked by many people in relationships is what does it take to keep a relationship in the state of bliss? Is this even possible? Now, it is important to realize that we do not live in a utopia. There is bound to be confrontation, conflict, misunderstandings, arguments and disagreements. However, it takes great effort – TEAMWORK – to keep relationships going. I don’t want to get cliche, but there are three (3) basic things I believe that will keep relationships for the most part in a state of bliss:
These are key components of a successful relationship. Once you have all these, everything else will be as easy as cheese. Out of these comes great compromise, making sacrifices for the one you love. Note, I did not say that you need Love. A popular song by Patty Smyth said “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”. I couldn’t agree with her more. If you even have all the love in the world, it takes more than that to keep a relationship going, happy and fulfilling.
If only we could see, understand and feel the meaning of real love. Unconditional, selfless, complete, “not puffy” as the bible says. But, rather – meek, gentle and kind.