Are You Ready for a Relationship?
Asked on Quora:
"Why do people ask much of relationships on Quora?"
Answered by Tamra Coveau
Relationships are connections between people. They are unavoidable, even if you are an introvert. It is vital that we learn how to relate and communicate with one another to build healthy relationships. Relationships can be romantic, platonic, close family, professional working relationships, and some a very complicated mixture of love/misery.
Our relationships reflect our own choices and feelings about life and ourselves. They are little mirrors showing us how we respond to others and give us perspective as well as validation. There is nothing wrong with seeking advice on such a vast and profound subject. Every relationship requires thoughtfulness, commitment and understanding in order to function and be healthy.
A relationship is what happens between two people, and that is an ever-changing negotiation between two ever-changing individuals. There are problems and challenges to be expected and there are ones that will seem to come out of nowhere and throw you for a loop. The good thing is that people were meant to relate and learn from each other and that is what we are here on this planet to do. Relationships can be fun, but they are work. You cannot do the work for the other person, but you can work on yourself and be better prepared for a healthy relationship.