The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

It Takes Two to Care

Apr
21

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Relationships involve a lot of give and take. You can’t expect everything to work out all the time without having to give up something to get something in return. That would be delusional.

If relationships are supposed to be 50/50, what happens in the event the scale is tipped?

Disagreements happen in relationships. It’s not going to be roses and sunshine all the time. That’s okay. On the other hand, some disagreements can be so bad, cracks form in the foundation you’ve worked so hard to build. In that moment you have two options:

  1. Call it quits.

OR

2. Fight for the relationship.

Decisions, decisions.

If the disagreement involves something that goes against your values , quitting is a viable option. Don’t stay in a relationship that you aren’t going to be happy with. Know when enough is enough.

If the foundation is worth repairing, by all means, fight for the relationship. Do what needs to be done to fix things. But there’s a catch. Both parties have to care about the relationship enough to fight for it. You cannot, I repeat, you cannot fight for something you don’t care about.

It takes one to tip the scale and two to care enough to balance it out.

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to It Takes Two to Care

  1. my ex never did his part but i never really complained , he was good for the most PART until one day he snapped at me and went on rants how I don’t this and that for him and he called it quits on our relationship. Now that I look back on it I was the one mainly trying and he just slid by..

    • Some things you don’t realize until the moment has passed and you have time to reflect. I know I felt like an idiot for not catching it when it was happening, but it’s another lesson learned and a mistake never to be repeated again.

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