All the relationships aren’t like the movies, they aren’t picture perfect. They have their own ups and downs. While the ups are uplifting, the downs make you strong. It requires patience and understanding for a successful relationship. So we enlist these things that a relationship can teach you:
1. You grow from being self-centered to self-less
When you are with someone, you take care of their needs, you worry about their worries, you take their problems as yours and most importantly, you go beyond yourself. You start thinking about others too.
2. You start being compatible with your partner
Slowly, you start widening your perspective, you start thinking like them. You become compassionate and caring for your partner and that’s how you change for the good.
3. You learn the worth of giving while taking
Life is all about giving what we take. You learn that giving all that you have is as important as taking all that one person has. You learn that love is a two-way road. And you learn to give and you value what you take.
4. You learn to compromise
You learn to compromise your wants and needs for someone you love. You recognise that someone else’s requirements could be more important than yours and so you let go of all that you want for someone you love. Even then, it won’t feel bad to compromise. It will feel like a pleasure and not like a pain. It will feel like love.
5. You learn to empathize
You learn to empathize them. You learn to value your partner’s feelings. You learn to fathom their sadness, consider their problems as well as listen to their worries.
6. You learn to open up
You learn to understand your feelings and emotions and also, you learn to express them. You learn to open up the sensitive side of yourself and you learn to trust your partner. You get attached to another being and in a way, you get friendly and kind as a human being.
7. You learn to listen
You learn the art of communication. You learn that listening is more important than speaking and that without listening to someone, you can never be a good conversationalist. If you are a good listener and if you listen intently to your partner, you can resolve many issues and misunderstandings.
8. You learn to love
And most importantly, you learn to love someone.
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