Everyone has a different image in their mind when it comes to relationships. In the best scenario, two people finely balance their time together with their own responsibilities and interests. They support each other and are supportive when one or the other is struggling, they communicate openly and honestly and respect each other’s boundaries.
There is a growing body of evidence that shows that being in a relationship has a positive impact on your mental health, especially when it’s a healthy and fulfilling one. It can help you to feel more confident, motivated, and satisfied with life. It can also encourage you to be more productive and creative in your professional and personal endeavors.
Having someone to share the good and bad times in life is important for most people. Relationships can be messy, stressful and confusing at times, but they are worth it. Ultimately a relationship is all about the give and take. If you aren’t willing to compromise and put your partner’s needs above your own then maybe a relationship isn’t for you.
Sometimes relationships go through waves- kids grow up, parents die, jobs change, obnoxious siblings join monasteries and you find yourself living with just a roommate. However, the important thing to remember is that despite these waves, your relationship is still a constant in your life and it is the core of who you are. It is your responsibility to make it work despite the storms.