I heard Glennon Doyle Melton say this not long ago, and the words stayed with me.
Relationships are the most beautiful thing in life. Yes. They are also, a lot of the time, the most difficult thing we all deal with. Difficult because we make them so immensely important to us and they require so much; communication, energy, time.
The closer they are, the more rewarding, the more challenging. Often. Does it have to be this way? Is it true? Can we make them easier, more effortless or fluid? I don’t know. I’m certainly no expert.
I do think, however, that vulnerability, openness and asking for what we want and need are important cornerstones to any relationship that give more than it takes. Those are the kinds of relationships that I need so that what I need to do.
With all my love,