Give or Take: What's your relationship model?
I have heard it being said that relationships are about give and take. I would have to disagree with that statement to a certain extent. I believe that relationships are about give and give. You give the best of yourself and then you give your partner what they need. Image what your relationships would be like, if you gave the best of yourself and then gave your partner what they needed. It would be a challenge or maybe a down right sacrifice but if both parties had that mindset than who is really losing. I know, I hear your comments and concerns. “But what if I give and the other person doesn’t do their part” or “What if I give and don’t receive”. You can’t control the actions of another but you do have control over your actions. If you’re only in a relationship to get, than you’re not ready for a loving healthy relationship. Love is about giving, love is a selfless act. The mindset of a person going into a relationship should not be what can I get, but what can I give.
Whatever seed you plant it will eventually bare fruit, but you will never get any fruit from a plant that hasn’t been seeded and watered.