On the Maintenance of Relationships

Sunday, January 11, 2009
Relationships are funny things.

Like all living, dynamic things, they require maintenance.

Sometimes the maintenance is as simple as taking the time to do something thoughtful for the person you care about.

Sometimes the maintenance requires more effort, like making a fundamental effort to change when the person needs you do so.

And sometimes the maintenance requires that you be honest. Whether that's being straight-forward when someone has hurt your feelings or telling someone what they need to hear instead of what they want to hear.

It's always easier to just let it go, but if the relationship was worth cultivating, then it's worth maintaining, too.

9 comments:

MWT said...

I think so too. And one of the things I most like about you is when you're honest.

Janiece Murphy said...

Thanks, MWT. I appreciate it.

mattw said...

You're right, any good relationship is worth making an effort.

Jim Wright said...

Honest? Are you insane?

;)

Janiece Murphy said...

Why, yes, Jim. I am insane.

Why do you ask?

Random Michelle K said...

Oh! So this was just a random post? I was afraid something specific was wrong. Whew!

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, there was something wrong, but it's fixed now.

Due to my insane honesty.

Hehe.

Random Michelle K said...

So it WAS an MWTish post!

MWT said...
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