Through out our lives, we’re in constant relationships. There’s parent and child, siblings, friendships etc.. Most relationships are intricate and have an affect on us in some way. In this article, I will be focusing on intimate relationships. In the future, I will be composing an article on different relationship dynamics. First of all, what is a relationship? The definition is, “ the way two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected. My definition of an intimate relationship is two people that are connected intimately. And only two people. Relationships are complicated enough dealing with one person, none the less, inviting more people; in which I consider that a lifestyle totally non applicable towards an intimate relationship.
An intimate relationship is two people that love, respect and support one another. Let’s start with love. Love is a tender subject. Some people choose to recognize love some don’t. Why is that? Well because love starts from birth. Unfortunately, there are people that get bad breaks in life such as when a child is born and somehow for whatever circumstances, is left without parents. Sometimes a parent can’t take care of a child for whatever reason and leaves them with someone that might abuse or neglect them or they’re left in orphanages or perhaps one or both parents are deceased or their raised in a household where love is not demonstrative. All these reasons vary. Please feel free to read my article “Children Learn What they Live”. In order to love someone, you need to love yourself first without vanity and narcissism. So many people crave love and don’t realize that love is a give and take. It comes from the heart and it requires patience, kindness, understanding, humbleness and compassion. Love is not for what you can get out of it, but what you can give. Love is not for the greedy, selfish, weak nor faint.