Relationships are meant to be balanced. Not necessarily “give & take” but rather a “how much can we both equally contribute to this relationship to make it work” type of situation. When you think of relationships, I want you to visualize a seesaw. A seesaw has a place for two people to sit; if one person is heavier than the other, the balance of the seesaw is compromised. Similarly, in a relationship, if one person is giving more of themselves and carrying more “weight” than the other then that relationship is not balanced and will inevitably fail.
The person you choose to connect with should be one who brings out the best in you. If you’re with someone who doesn’t motivate you to be better, you’re with the wrong person. Remember that the person you are with is a person you chose to be with. Certain things are out of our control but this is not one of them; Pick and choose your partner wisely. You don’t get too many chances to get this part right so taking your time to make sure you do it right the first time is highly advisable.
We all know how difficult it is for one person to do the work of a team; I didn’t say impossible but it is quite difficult nonetheless. On the best teams, each team member does their part to ensure that the overall goal of the team is met. A successful relationship works in the exact same way; each person must equally contribute to the overall success of the relationship or else it will fail. We have all experienced failed relationships; learn from them and try not to repeat the same mistakes over and over again. The perfect partner makes life a little easier.
Your partner should increase your value not reduce it.
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