What benefits do people get from having a close, healthy relationship?
For starters, being in a romantic relationship provides many physical
benefits – individuals in close relationships live longer and enjoy
better health outcomes than people who lack such relationship.
This gain is undoubtedly due to
the fact that people in close relationships have a built-in emotional
and physical support system – someone to care for them and provide
comfort in times of need. Not only do people in close relationships
live longer, but they report being happier and more satisfied with life
than individuals who fail to find a loving companion
Second, having a romantic relationship provides many resource
benefits. Sharing resources with another person is a great way to get
ahead in life. Two people working together can live better than one.
When you have someone close to share and trade resources with, you come
Third, people in romantic relationships receive more social support;
that is, having someone who is attentive to your needs and concerns.
Having social support translates into many other beneficial outcomes.
People who know that someone supports them make better decisions in life
with less stress and anxiety.
Fourth, having a companion often makes life more enjoyable. Having
someone with whom to share life’s little things, like walking the dog,
watching TV, eating meals is important; it enriches the experience
itself and people report having a higher overall quality of life when
they have someone to share it with.
Fifth, relationships are useful because partners monitor each other’s potentially destructive behavior and make attempts to stop each other
from doing things that may be harmful. For example, individuals in
close relationships often try to get their romantic partners to quit
smoking, drink less, curb their drug use and so on.
Finally, people in romantic relationships have sex more often than
single people do. Having sex on a regular basis is important for one’s
All told, romantic relationships provide enormous benefits to people
lucky enough to find someone to love and someone who loves them in
A little boy asked his mother, " Why are you crying?"
"Because... I'm a woman", she told him. " I don't understand", he said.
His mum just hugged him and said, " And you never will"..
Later the little boy asked his father, " Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?" "
All women cry for no reason" was all his dad could say.
The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.
Finally he put in a call to God; when God got on the phone, the man said, " God, why women cry so easily?"
God said, "When I made women she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world; yet, gentle enough to give comfort.
I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times come from the people she loves.
I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.
I gave her the sensitivity to love her partner / children under any and all circumstances, even when they have hurt her very badly.
I gave her strength to understand her partner through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.
I gave her wisdom to know that a good man never hurts his woman , but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.
And finally I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
I love you with my body and soul..
I love you for you are you..
I see the inner you ,
I see your need to be free.
I understand. But,
I have faith in my connection,
I have patience,
I have hope,
I know you are mine.. only mine..
I know, nobody can love you as I can.
Nobody can take my dreams from me...
I will live with you in my dreams.
Thank You for everything, my love, my baby!
I realised the importance of having a family recently. Its true that family sometimes can be very intimidating esp. if you are like me. I am a non-conformist and love my personal space.
But its also true that, sometimes when we are blinded by love or ambition, its the members of our family that give us the right perspective as a third person.
It feels like shit to know that your family was right .... right from the beginning and that I was wrong. (The hurt is of course because of my BIG EGO its not easy to admit that I was wrong.) But again on the positive side it feels wonderful that I can count on my family to help me with the right perspective.
Life is to live and learn and not make the same mistakes again.
After many false starts I finally found the time to watch the Movie THE SOUND OF MUSIC,
it was the 100th time I was watching (kidding).. every time I watch this movie , it makes me believe in the beauty of love. The movie has memorable songs, I go into nostalgic mode as all the songs were taught to me as a child by my music teacher.