“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou
Upon hearing the world Relationship, what comes into your mind? A tale of an affair between a man and a woman, right? But that is not usually all there is to it. The basis for any relationship starts with the basics. And for starters, you should understand the meaning, natures, and types of it.
According to Google, there are three possible definitions of Relationship;
- The way in which two or more people or things are connected.
- The state of being connected by blood or marriage.
- The way in which two or more groups regard and behave towards each other.
Coming to the Nature of Relationships, there are two kinds;
- The practice of marrying or state of being married to one person at a time.
- The practice or state of having a sexual relationship with only one partner.
- The habit of having only one mate at a time.
- The practice or custom of having more than one wife/girlfriend or husband/boyfriend at the same time.
Types of Relationships
The following are the relationships that one is in;
- Family and friends
- Our inner circle.
- Our beloved pet(s). Why owning a pet might be the best decision of your life.?
- In the workplace.
- The one with OURSELVES.
Of all the above, the only one that matters, the one that counts is the one we never think about, ‘The one with ourselves’. If you think you don’t have one, then think again my friend. Because out of all of them, this one is the most difficult to believe in and to maintain. For a thousand obstacles stand in our way, a thousand mistakes we make and these lead us to break-up with ourselves. And this right here is why many of us find it difficult to stay in a healthy, positive and steady relationship with anyone else.
Why Relationship Fails?
For each one of us, the hurdles are different but in a way same, how we deal with them differs and that sets out a path for the relationship(s) we may or may not have in the future.
Here, the society and social media come into play. Today, the way we perceive the idea of us is no longer how we look at our own selves but how this society does and those hundreds of anonymous users behind a digital screen. But that is not how it should be. We tend to believe in all the negative there is and hold onto that image. We believe that’s the real us. For its always easy to believe the worst. Yet that is not true.
Every coin has two sides and so do you. So, when someone comes along the way and tries to change that, try not to retreat in a shell because they might stop trying after a while. So try to believe in the words they say and find it in your heart to accept the beauty in you.
And if that someone is you, trying to get out of the shackles of this society, then kudos to you! You already are one step closer to yourself and most definitely to a happy ever after.
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