A relationship is a passionate blend of love, commitment, and support that comes together in a unique tapestry that is unique to each and every one of us. Being in a relationship allows you the opportunity to know yourself better through the help of someone else, which is precisely why romantic relationships should be emphasized, even in the context of self-improvement.
A relationship has the ability to bring out your own authentic self and to deepen your connection to the people with whom you are in a relationship with. In fact, being in a healthy relationship (compared to being single) can make you a lot happier overall, which is something that everyone would welcome with open arms . If you are in relationship, you have someone else that you can go to for love, advice, direction, and understanding. You have someone that you can easily trust and that you can rely on to satisfy your emotional needs by listening to you and sharing life experiences with you.
The key principle of any healthy relationship is the idea of growing and expanding. Life never stands still for long, and the same should be true of your romantic relationship. Therefore you and your partner should do whatever is possible to continually “grow” in some way, shape or form.
Go on a unique date from time to time. In bed, look for ways to take sex to another level. Or simply talk about something completely new compared to what you normally talk about at the dinner table. These changes will not only help you to grow in your relationship, but to help you grow as a person as well.
One of the greatest rewards of being in a healthy and growing relationship is the growth of not just one, but of two people. In the relationship, you both grow and expand organically as each person opens up to the other, slowly but surely. The relationship brings you closer together, and with it you can learn a great deal about how to best live your life.
Admittedly, relationships don’t all pan out, even for those that seemingly were built upon the strongest of foundations. However, even if that happens to you (in fact it likely already has at some point in your life), keep in mind that all of the improvements you made to yourself, along with everything else that you’ve learned will never go away. In other words, your former relationships all had immense value in your life.
This is why the key takeaway here isn’t necessarily about finding a person to marry and spend the rest of your life with, although that is definitely an ideal scenario. Rather, be willing to take on relationships in life, even though they may end at some point. Because relationships, whether they ultimately succeed or fail, always lead to your growth as a person, which is something that we can never get enough of in life.