I love the above sentiment because it reminds me that we have different seasons in our relationships much the same way as we have seasons in our life. Knowing the season of the relationship may help us understand and cope better when the relationship ends, but it doesn’t necessarily change the way we approach the relationship.
In my previous post, I talked about relationship capital and the importance of nurturing positive relationships This is an extension of that post.
When I was younger, I felt that relationships, no matter what kind, should last. I hated when they ended, I felt like I failed somehow. Then I saw this poem and it helped me realize that relationships have different jobs. At work it helps to get things done, in my personal life it helps to build a sense of belonging, companionship and well being plus all the other nice things that come along with positive relationships. Positive relationships are good for our mental and physical health-a human connection is built into our DNA. Enjoy the relationships you have for the time you have them.
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