Let’s face it, no lasting relationship is without ups and downs. People feel alone even in the relationship and for some, love is a continuous struggle. That happens because mostly, people don’t really think about how the relationship should be.
The truth is, nobody, talks about the difficult parts of their relationship. If you talk to other people openly about their relationships, you’ll find that most of us don’t even know when to stay and when to let go. Anything that does not cater to our expectation of love seems like a betrayal. It just makes us feel that the love we have isn’t enough.
1. Relationships demand commitment
Honestly, the saying “Relationships are hard work” is an understatement. It takes commitment on a daily basis to make the relationship work and keep it healthy and alive.
It comes easy on some days. On other days, it feels exhausting. Sometimes you’ll think that love is all you need, other times you’ll just want to give up. And that’s completely ok, “This too shall pass.”
2. Your significant other is a human too
Sometimes, your significant other is going through something horrendous emotionally, and you’ll feel like you are scraping at a door that refuses to budge. And because you are probably the person closest to them, they will take it out on you.
While you are trying your best to be supportive and caring, you would also be hurt and shut out. Not saying it should be this way, but mostly it is. You’ll just have to stay strong until the thing your significant other is dealing with passes.
3. Centre of emotion
A romantic relationship would probably be the hardest thing to traverse in the time of its crisis. This is merely due to the fact that you are the center of emotions for the other person and vice versa. You’ll find yourself crying despite your better judgments, but you’ll also learn to be kind to yourself.