You really can’t underestimate the value of relationships in your life. People are meant to be with other people and there is something so rewarding when you have good, solid relationships in your life.
It’s been said that if you can count the number of your true friends on one hand, you’re lucky. True friends will pick you up when you are down, love you when you’re not lovable and tell you what you need to know about yourself, even if you don’t want to hear it.
Relationships that may be more challenging are still a gift because they provide you ample opportunity to grow and learn more about how you react and respond to the people around us. Although they may not always be welcome, try to appreciate the gift of challenging relationships.
You need both the “good” and the “bad” ones to become the best and fullest expression of yourself.
If you’re very wise, you will take some time to evaluate and understand what lessons you need to learn in all of your relationships. When you understand the deeper reasons why you do what you do, you’ll find that your relationships start to get better and better.
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