On the outside it seems relationships are easy. You always have someone to cuddle with and talk to, but what most don’t understand are the other aspects that go along with being in a relationship.
Relationships are about give and take, compromise, sacrifice and communication. With those components, your relationship won’t be successful. I thought that they were rather easy – in the beginning of course – but then, things start to get complicated. That’s when you decide whether you can in fact be with this person forever. Will you succeed or break-up because you just can’t deal with the other parts? It’s not always easy because one way or another, someone must give up something. No matter what, someone gets hurt. Someone must compromise in order to make things fair. It’s no longer about being selfish. You must put in work in order to make it successful.
Everyone loves the start of a relationship because you are simply getting to know the person and hanging out. There’s no work involved. Once you fall in love, move in together and talk about a future together, that’s when things get difficult. It doesn’t need to be so hard, but it will be a challenge. This is when you ask yourself if this person is worth the effort. Is he worth it? If so, then you will make it work without hesitation.
Just remember that before you commit to anything, be sure you’re willing to commit to them for the rest of your life.