Challenges in Relationships
Today’s prompt is Challenges, and more specifically challenges in relationships. The host of the love blog challenge is Brita Long, whom you can find at Brita Long I would say the biggest challenge that I have ever faced is distance and communication. I believe that in a relationship communication is key. I am very straightforward and lack of or shady communication is not going to work for me.
In the era of social media platforms, WhatsApp and blue ticks, it’s very easy to dodge communication and ghost someone. Listen, If there’s no communication in 24 hours, there better be a great explanation apart from I was busy. Either you were hospitalized, in an accident or comatose.
Consistency and clear cut communication has to be there for a relationship to function. If you ghost on someone, please stay dead. No use coming back to haunt them after they have moved on. If somebody ghosts you, that’s a sign right there. Don’t consult Dr.Google because if he loved you, he’d never put you in that position.
Consistency and communication has been a challenge that I faced and I move on so quickly. Never take the ” I was to busy excuse” because it has been more than 24 hours and you’ve been wondering if somebody jumped him.
Distance is no one’s fault, sometimes life is just the way it is. The key to distance is constant communication and have a deadline. By this time in this year, this relationship should be at this point, otherwise all you’ll do is mark time at the same place. You can also plan dates or activities together So those are the challenges I faced back then.
Relationships are work. Examine if you are in the correct position physically, spiritually and financially to handle one. Don’t bring someone into your dysfunction and at the same time, seeking relationships and wanting to marry while still eating from your mother’s pot is a satanic dream.
Friendships and Challenges.
When it comes to friends undergoing hardships and challenges I’ll support them. However if I feel/know that they are being shady, I’m calling them out on it. If you want someone’s assistance, be upfront and come clean about the mess. My friends and family challenge me to be a better person.
Sometime last year I listened to a preaching by Bishop T.D Jakes about the good Samaritan. My take home was that there needs to be an increase in your “hood” for you to access help, to move up in life. There needs to be surgeons, teachers, photographers, bloggers, policemen, chefs, people doing diverse things and from diverse walks of life etc for you to move up. Since that day I have prayed that my hood increases and it has actually.
My friends challenge me by motivating me or by the success in their lives so I can work hard too. That’s it for today’s post. What challenges do you face in your relationships and what’s your take on modern day ghosting and miscommunication?
Let me know in the comments, Love,S.