Being in a relationship is good but does it guarantee happiness, love, companionship, etc. A relationship is said to keep a lonely person out of depression but does it give all it is expected. Although loneliness has nothing to offer other than depression, sadness,etc however, one can be in a relationship and still be depressed or sad. Which do you prefer being lonely or being in a relationship where you’re still lonely?
According to Google, a relationship is a way in which two or more people or things are connected or a state of being connectedness between people especially when there’s an emotional connection. Emotional connection with intimate feelings is the type of relationship being discussed. Being in a relationship comes with a lot of rules and if the rules are not abided with, both parties involved could get hurt. It is about giving and taking. Taking risks, making sacrifices, sharing secrets, lifting burdens and having a sense of responsibility is what comes with being in a relationship.
Someone once told me that being alone comes with a lot of peace of mind. I’m starting to wonder if that’s true because one can also have peace of mind in their relationship but it depends on how both parties act together. Peace of mind is not guaranteed even in relationship. Sometimes people get into relationship for wrong reasons obviously for fear of being lonely and eventually, the relationship goes south because it was for the wrong reasons. Peace of mind occurs when one has found enough peace within oneself.
Happiness, love, money, and communication are powerful tools needed in a relationship and it shouldn’t be taken for granted. Both parties should be involved in using these tools effectively. Depression, boredom, and frustration can ensue if it is coming from one side and not both sides. Making each other happy should be a sacrifice and it shouldn’t be ignored.
Every relationship is unique, and people come together for many different reasons. Part of what defines a healthy relationship is sharing a common goal for exactly what you want the relationship to be and where you want it to go. And that’s something you’ll only know by talking deeply and honestly with your partner.