What Intimate Relationships Teach Us?

Sometimes, relationships are our best teachers.

 
What Intimate Relationships Teach Us?
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A lot has been said and discussed about relationships. A lot of advice has been given on how to maintain one. A lot of theories and studies have come out to explain its dynamics. But, while we were learning about relationships, we forgot to learn FROM it. Relationships are our best teachers, believe it or not. You are in a way a reflection of every relationship you have been in. Relationships do not just change a person, relationships help us grow.

Shows Us Who We Are

Relationships often bring out the real you.
Relationships often bring out the real you.

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Relationships have the power to reveal a lot about ourselves. Our relationships give us opportunities to discover ourselves on a whole new level. You get explore and learn a deeper and more personal view of yourself. Relationships have a tendency of triggering your unhealed wounds of the past. Realizing that gives us a more realistic perspective of where we stand today in our lives. Once you have identified yourself, your wounds, it is much easier to properly heal them. Relationships give you the power to feel deeply and reflect upon things that were otherwise buried somewhere inside you. Relationships are blessings in disguise!

It Is Always A Give And Take Deal

An intimate relationship teaches you how important it is to give love in exchange of love. You cannot always be on the receiving end. There has to be a certain level of balance in the exchange, if not exact parity. The essence of this point is that a relationship survives when you both put in efforts and there is expression of love from both the sides. It is important that you don’t only expect to find a right partner but also work towards becoming one. Every exchange has to be a give and take deal; one sided love just doesn’t work in relationships. Leave it for the movies!

The Power Of Touch

Affectionate touching creates a special connection between you both.
Affectionate touching creates a special connection between you both.

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One very special lesson that we learn from an intimate relationship is that “touch” is extremely important. If you are both regularly touching each other lovingly, there will be lots of passion brewing in your relationship. Affectionate touch is very important to make a real connection and to maintain it. Do not confuse this with sexual touching. Sexual touching has importance of its own, but the power of affectionate touching is much deeper. A casual stroke of admiration over their hair, an affectionate pat of approval on their back, a carefree pulling of their cheeks and so on! You love will blossom if you water it with these special moments of touch.

So, what did you learn from your intimate relationships? I would love to hear about it!