Life can be difficult, relationships can be difficult and how we react in those relationships can also be difficult.
When we react blindly
Problems will always occur in our relationships, because we react blindly, we blame and continue to blame the other person. It’s easy for us to get caught up in the moment of a ‘reaction,’ but all that does is shift the blame towards the other person, instead of dealing with the issue ourselves.
Relationships teach us to communicate. Relationships also teach us about commitment and how to be responsible. Being responsible means responding without the need to react all the time. I say should, because it’s something we don’t always do. We’re also living in the past and not always currently present.
On the other hand, when we respond correctly, we give the best of ourselves. That allows us to bond and build solid foundations for a loving relationship. When we fail to understand the other person’s life and the relationship becomes too difficult, the relationship will begin to flounder.
It is important that our thoughts and feelings are what we feel now, not something that happened years ago that we’re unconsciously struggling with. For all relationships to work, we need to be open and honest.
We all come into our relationships with a little baggage. But for me the key is communication because without communication there is fundamentally no relationship.