“There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do to make you feel my love”
These famous Bob Dylan words capture the profound power of love. And, given the ultimate happiness in life to love and to be loved, each one of us wants to know everything about love.
Though there are many kinds of love, most people seek its expression in a romantic relationship with a compatible and loving partner.
And many of us realize that romantic relationships bring us the most meaningful aspect of life – happiness and deep fulfillment.
This article tries to share a quick snapshot of:
Why are Relationships important?
How to find True Love?
How you & your partner can build healthy relationships?
1. Why Are Relationships So Important?
Though we are born with the innate desire to connect, the ability to form healthy, happy and loving relationships is learned.
There are multiple pieces of evidence that suggest the human’s ability to form a stable relationship begins the day we are born. If you observe a child, you would see the ability to build a relationship with a caregiver, who with utmost reliability meets the infant’s needs for food, care, love, protection and more.
Meaningful relationships are not destiny. Rather they appear to be based on deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others.
There could be multiple reasons behind failed relationships. And, most people have to work consciously to master the skills necessary to make relationships long-lasting and deeply rewarding.
2. Are You Busy Finding Love?
No one can deny how difficult it could be to find a partner, with whom you can share a wonderful life. And, sometimes the desire to find love pushes us into an unfamiliar process to find potential partners.
Dating or planned meetings is a process on which many of us rely to spend some quality time with the potential partners; and to ensure that they could be our partners for the rest of our life.
But sometimes, what could be challenging is to differentiate between a temporary infatuation and a true long lasting love.
But, there is research that suggests you can find the clues in your own behavior.
One such clue is one’s own sense of self: A good partner will always push you to discover new aspects of your personality. (S)He might push you to discover new activities or beliefs, which may lead to better self-understanding and confidence, i.e. enhanced self-concept.
Another indicator could be stress! Yes, stress! If you interact with someone whose impression matters deeply to you, you will encounter anxiety.
And, your level of motivation and enthusiasm to see this person could be another. If you are highly motivated to see the person and ready to invest your time, energy and emotion into the budding relationship, then you might be in love!
3. But, building a Healthy Relationship is no cakewalk
Any strong relationship takes a lot of time and effort. We tend to look at a couple and call them lucky because we feel they were destined to be together. We call this couple – “Made for each other”. But, we tend to overlook the effort that the couple put to make themselves perfect of each other.
No one will deny that any strong relationship needs continuous nurturing supplements like care and communication.
Although relationships can take many forms, certain characteristics are very critical for healthy relationships.
TIME & ATTENTION: To build a healthy relationship, no one can deny the importance of time and attention that we need to give each other. And it is not just about one individual investing all time and energy, it is about two individuals working on it. And, in case of any concerns, they should show commitment to work on the differences and challenges.
FAIRNESS: In today’s era, healthy relationships are generally marked by a sense of fairness in the distribution of household responsibilities.
GRATITUDE: Any happy and healthy relationship is based on a sense of gratitude. Partners, who feel grateful for each other, do feel more sense of affection and care for each other. They are also able to strive an honest conversation.
TEAM PLAYER:In good relationships, partners always give the benefit of the doubt to their partner. It creates a sense of being on the same team in life, a feeling that help partners in overcoming difficulties in the relationships.
As they say, there is no remedy for love other than more love!
We wish every community member a life full of love, care and affection!