“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.”
– Swedish Proverb
Relationships, whether platonic or romantic are a tricky and messy thing. There are plenty of ups and downs and they are difficult, some might even say impossible, to truly master.
From my experience, unless you are in a toxic relationship where both sides are just too scared to leave then this information should apply to you. Nine out of ten times a good relationship is built off of three things:
They work simultaneously to create a masterpiece of a friendship. You cannot have one without the other, they are intertwined to create an almost magical experience.
You have to be open, keeping things bottled up will only hurt more than it heals or bonds. You have to call things as they are and not people please your way through a relationship just to keep the relationship.
This is such a tough thing to deal with. You cannot trust everyone with your whole heart because you will often get hurt if you do. Trust is where a true connection begins though, it is such a fine line that one has to walk on but a necessary one in life.
Now when I say age I don’t mean how old the people are although in some circumstances that does help. When I say age I mean how old the relationship. In a way relationships are like wine, it ages fine and it takes time.
I really hope that everyone has good relationships in their life, a toxic relationship can truly damage a person to their core. A strong relationship will not happen overnight and takes time to develop, be kind to yourself and others and watch as life unfolds.