Healthy relationships are formed not because both persons in it are good-natured and perfect. They are created because two people chose to work it out despite the odds. All relationships have series of challenges to go through, no exemption. They have their ups and downs. It takes intention, compromise, love, and commitment to take care of your relationship.
Some people pass through life without ever finding happiness. They may have experienced quite a few remarkable days in their lifetimes, but deep inside, they were never contented. They turned blind to the beauty of life because they consumed too much of the darkness around them. Sometimes, we get so overwhelmed with the pressure of being happy that it raises more doubt whether we truly are happy.
Everyone dreams to be in a healthy and long-term relationship until the difficult days come. It takes a lot of hard work and patience for a relationship to work and maintain long-term. Unfortunately, not everyone is willing to sacrifice for the person they love. Not everyone is ready to compromise when dilemmas come out of nowhere. It seems that everybody wants the pretty side of love until they face the truth that it isn’t pretty at all. Nowadays, people see a long-term relationship as a luxury or a privilege because not everybody can maintain a relationship for years, or possibly until marriage. As sad as this sounds, this is reality.
Happiness, much like success, is subjective to different people who come from unique walks of life. It’s a controversial term for everyone because when one talks about it, there can never be one universal definition. There is no definite value, measurement of happiness, nor a reliable source from where we can get full and permanent access to it. It just doesn’t work that way.
Many say happiness is a short-term feeling that comes when you’re in a happy state of mind, like when you finish a task way before the deadline or when you buy the camera you’ve been saving for months, and slowly fades away when you no longer care about it. On the flip side, some would say that you would only experience genuine happiness as a long-term satisfaction only when you overcome the dark and lonely times of your life. Others say happiness is a feeling of contentment where you look over the brighter side of things even when in totality, it’s dark and lonely. Some would also say that happiness is temporary, fickle, and fake; it’s a myth. But no, happiness is real. It’s very real.