I am no stranger to people talking to me about their relationships.
Human psychology and how people interact with each other has always fascinated me, so I enjoy the conversation. I am seeing more of a trend lately, though. Genuine, goodhearted, beautiful people inside and out who feel taken advantage of, and taken for granted.
A healthy relationship is about give and give, not give and take. But sometimes, our judgment gets clouded.
The only way to lead a happy, fulfilling life is to first be true to yourself and what you want and need. Even though it is difficult for us to sift through our own emotions at times, it is an integral part of a happy life and relationship.
You feel emotionally exhausted. A solid relationship should enhance your life, not complicate your life. If you are mentally and emotionally drained, you may be sacrificing your own well-being for the sake of an unhealthy relationship. Do you feel like more of a servant than a partner?
Happy, healthy relationships are a team — and like any good team, each player has their strengths which fit together like puzzle pieces with the other players to create a strong partnership. You jumped into commitment before they were ready.
They think that giving their entire being to the other person will make them return the sentiment and love. It needs to come naturally from both sides.
You worry about losing them and keep trying harder. If we begin to feel someone slowly slipping away from us, some of us may find it natural to try harder and to put more effort in to keep them around.
Often times this does the exact opposite and pushes them away.
If something is wrong, we need to have the maturity and discipline to discuss it, no matter how difficult it may be. Value your time, your body, and most of all — your heart. There will be someone who comes along and accepts you for you — if you have the discipline to only accept the love you truly deserve.
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