Relationships are beautiful, but certainly not the romanticised version we perceive them to be from the outside. They are hard work and bring about new challenges each day, which allow us to grow and further reflect on yourself.
It requires you to show up 100% of the time. Its all or nothing. There is no middle ground.
It highlights the areas within you that require work and brings awareness to your past conditioning.
It requires an acute level of openness and mutual understanding of each other's needs or love languages if you will.
It forces you to acquire self-awareness and to take responsibility for your own character so that when your blind spots are pointed out, we may learn and improve in these areas.
Most importantly, respect for your partner's personal growth, pathway in life and goals are absolutely vital. Allowing your partner to be free in their decision making and doing away with co-dependence is where unified growth is found.
I am excessively blessed to be sharing my life with a partner where growth and challenge is a constant. I am pushed to be a better me on a daily basis. The depth of my gratitude for our relatioship has no limit.
Be grateful for the good times but be equally grateful for the hard times too - 4 days ago