In our less than perfect world, being taken for granted seems to have become par for the course. For some of us once the relationship beds in, complacency also sets in. We must all work at relationships.
When we’re not coping, our loved ones usually get the brunt of our feelings. Sadly, because we’re not always consciously aware, we fail to take control of how we respond.
Our behaviour is mirrored through our subconscious thoughts. Like a book that unfolds, the more positive our past, the more positive our conscious thoughts, the better behaved we will be. And yet we get it right with friends.
With friends we’ve already surmised and understood our need to behave. With loved ones, we assume they’ll stick around, regardless of how we treat them. We never stop to think about how fortunate we are.
Relationships will flourish and the bond between people will emotionally grow stronger when we work on giving and receiving. Respect is something that must be earned in relationships. We all need to feel valued and loved.