The purpose of relationships is joy, love and support. These are the best of circumstances. These positive relationships support our growth in the best of ways. They nurture us and provide soil for fertile growth in all areas of our lives. Stay with these relationships – they are a gift.
Relationships also bring growth and sometimes pain. Learn the lessons from these relationships. These too are a gift. But we must work a little harder to understand the purpose.
Never let a relationship outlive its purpose for your life. Know when to move on if a relationship does not serve you. By the same token, remember that simply redefining a relationship may help you preserve something important.
Relationships are here to make our journeys easier. Seek joy, love and support to ease the way.
© Kathy Sturgis, Ph.D. Kathy is founder of Refreshment Zone and is an organizational and personal development specialist with a doctorate in communication. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on motivational programs.