Relationships are a cornerstone of living a full life, providing a variety of rewards that include lower stress levels, restful sleep, improved mental health, robust physical health, and a sense of belonging. They are also a great source of support and comfort when we face obstacles in our lives.
Love is the essence of a relationship and it makes us willing to do anything for our partner. This kind of love is selfless and makes you want to give up your own life for them, even when it may hurt. It is this type of love that distinguishes a relationship from a friendship.
In relationships, we learn to understand the non-verbal cues of our partners and how they feel. We find ways to communicate with each other that are receptive, respectful and honest. We are not afraid to discuss our differences, or argue in a healthy way (which doesn’t necessarily mean raising your voice and yelling at each other). We can trust each other to understand what we need from each other without judgment.
In a relationship, you can be your best version of yourself because you know that someone supports and loves you, regardless of your faults. It can be hard to balance work, friends, family and a relationship, but with communication it is possible to establish a happy and balanced lifestyle. You can make time for one another by scheduling date nights, finding hobbies you enjoy together or just spending time at home.