“the way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected.”
It is important for us as human beings to have healthy relationships with each other.
The first relationship we have is with our parents, depending on how they interact with us, this will determine our response to other people we meet later on in our lives.
If you have managed to maintain that relationship with your parents today, it is a bonus.
I am very much a ‘people person.’ whether young or old, I love to learn more about them. I am empathetic and enthusiastic about helping people to overcome their difficulties.
The relationship you have with yourself is the most important. People look at me very weird when I mention getting to know oneself.
Taking the time to know, love and accept yourself is the best practice, as it reduces your fears and protects you from relying on others for validation.
It can be unhealthy for a person to live a solitary life with no means of communication. Although we do not necessarily have to rely on others, but we do need at least a few people to turn to.
I enjoy spending most of my free moments alone, as I appreciate the silence. I cannot function with constant noise and chatter. I need my space to be able to focus on me. I have spent most of my life not looking after myself and now I am practicing putting me first.
I have many different circles of friends and I enjoy spending time with them. The closest friends are very few, although we do not see each other enough, we understand how busy life gets and remain loyal to each other.
I believe that before we get into intimate relationships, we should get to know the person first, there is more to a person than just their physical attributes.
On the subject of marriage, I believe that it is not a duty to be taken lightly. It is not a practice rehearsal, you have to really weigh up the pros and cons to make this commitment, hence why I never took that path. I really admire anyone who can stay with someone long term.
We are not all going to have successful relationships as we are not all going to be compatible. We are all different, we all have our own set standards of human behaviour.
We don’t expect to find a carbon copy of ourselves, but we do expect the level of manners and respect if we are to have a lasting relationship. Friendships are different as you don’t have to see them every day.
In everything there must be a balance, in any kind of relationship we have to find a common ground.
The Scripture of Balance