20 Characteristics of a Good Relationship-4/20-Standing By
I have had relationship that I thought were significant in my life, but when I was going through difficult times they suddenly were too busy for me. These were not good relationships.
It is easy to spend time with someone during fun and exciting experiences. It is more difficult to spend time with someone who is going through a rough or difficult time. The ability to put someone else first is not a sign of codependency. Rather, it is a sign of empathy and maturity.
I fear that we live in a “what about me” world. A place where everyone is making sure that they get what they need. However, there is great reward in being there for someone who is going through a rough patch. I known that my role is to stand with them, not to fix their problem. Any burden is lightened when it is carried by more than one person.
In a good relationship there are many times where both parties are free from the need of support. In a good relationship giving support is a two way street.
My goal today is to be grateful of the great gift of being able to support those people that I care about. My goal today is to be grateful of the great gift of allowing someone to support me when needed.