Saturday July 26, 2014

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

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It doesn't always add up

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No, contrary to popular belief, this is not an illustration of William's math abilities.

It's actually the calculation of a healthy relationship. Each partner gives 100 per cent of them self to the relationship, creating a healthy "100 per cent" relationship.

Yet, for those of us who have been in a relationship for any reasonable period of time, we know this isn't realistic. What you put into, or get out of your relationship, changes everyday, depending on so many of life's factors.

Sometimes one partner gives 80 per cent and the other 40 per cent. In a committed relationship, we have to realize this and adapt. If it becomes an issue, we have to talk about it.

When a relationship has ups and downs like ours has, there may be times when one person needs to be the strength when the other person is falling apart. We went through many tough times and some extremely dark periods of time when we needed to hold each other up.

When William had to face his abused past and realized he needed outside help to get through it, I had to be his strength and try to hold things together. As tough as it was, and even though I emotionally gave up sometimes, we kept it together. Then, when I went into my thirties struggling with who I was, he had to be my strength.

This is the clincher: We did it together. We didn't give up on each other when we couldn't give 100 per cent to the relationship. Plus, we didn't give up on our relationship either.

So, be there for your partner when they need it because some day you may need that same support.

Look at each other and say. "You're worth it."


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