After 20 years, I’ve come to the realization that relationships – all kinds; professional, personally, emotional, romantic, etc. – need to be constantly refreshed if you want them to be successful. Just because you “got” the relationship doesn’t mean that you are set. I’ve come to realize that I need to constantly attend to them.
This brings to mind an article that I read about how to have a successful marriage. One of the things that I read was “to constantly go on dates” with your partner.
Then it clicked – I’ve never maintained my relationships. I operated under the impression that once I attained the relationship that it was automatically “set”.
Wrong, wrong, Wrong
I wish I knew this earlier in my life and that I had better role models during my teen years. But that only thing I have now is that I’m glad that I have this realization and that I will continue forth with the notion of attending to my relations.