September 29, 2008


Throughout our lives, we are involved with many different kinds of relationships. We have friendships, romances, work and school-related connections, as well as family ties. Each of these situations has the potential to make us happy, add to our feelings of self-worth, enjoyment, and growth. These relationships are healthy. On the other hand, in other circumstances, we may find ourselves feeling uncomfortable. It can be difficult to come to the realization that a lover, friend, colleague, or family member is not treating us with the respect we deserve. In all relationships there is likely to be some disagreement, need for compromise, and times of frustration. These alone do not necessarily indicate that a relationship is unhealthy.

It's not easy to decide if a troublesome tie should be maintained the way it is, worked on, or ended before it goes any further. One thing to consider is if the relationship was ever different than it is now. Is there something stressful happening that could be impacting the way you interact? Maybe money is tight, you've moved, you're looking for work, are dealing with a difficult family circumstance, or are you going through some other kind of transition. Maybe there are problems from a while back that were never resolved, and are now resurfacing. What is bothering you, and what would you like to see change? Talk over these questions with each other, or with someone you trust. If you love the person you are with, it's worth the effort. Although, we sometimes tend to fall in love with the wrong person. In which case, you might need the help from an outside party because you cant make a decision on your own. Love is tough and relationships are tougher. If it was meant to be, one way or another, it will be. Any feedback from the readers on this one?

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