When people enter into a relationship, a few things should beare understood:
1. Someone else’s wants and needs should be considered as well as yours.
2. You aren’t always going to be right.
3. Your thoughts are feelings aren’t more important than the other party.
Having an understanding of those three things is crucial to the success of the relationship. In addition, pride can ruin your understanding of these things.
There were a few times where I let pride get the best of me. I was so selfish. If it wasn’t about me first, I wasn’t hearing it. I didn’t care about my boyfriend’s feelings enough to make them a priority. When arguments would occur, I was always right…even when I was dead ass wrong.
My selfishness was responsible for many failed relationships. There were a few times where I managed to check myself before things took a hard left, but it was too late to salvage the relationship.
Ain’t that the truth.
Those lessons on pride’s place in relationships were hard, but they were necessary. I have to humble myself when it comes to relationships if I want my future relationship(s) to prosper.
Until next time,