Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that many people enter into a relationship in order to get something: They’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.
1. Love each other 2. Don’t lie 3. Keep communication open 4. Stay sweet 5. When you get hurt just forgive and forget 6. Never talk about break-ups 7. Never say it’s okay even when it’s not 8. Forget about “pride” 9. If you say sorry mean it 10. Don’t compare your past with your present 11. Don’t talk about your stupid ex’s 12. Give and take process 13. Beware of his/her feelings 14. When you had a fight, don’t let the day pass 15. Don’t be the perfect one, be the right one
The heart sends blood to every cell of the body, and in this way the cells are nourished. The same blood then flows back to the heart. If the flow is obstructed, the person will die. We need to learn this process of give and take from the heart. For the benefit of others, and also for ourselves, we should have the attitude of caring and sharing. We are all links in the chain of life. If one link is weakened, it will affect the strength of the whole chain.
While you don't need a formal written contract before you get married, I think it's important for both partners to spell out what they expect from each other. . . . There are always plenty of surprises- and lots of give and take-once you're married.
Intuitively, one would assume if you don't grow up with other children you might not learn that easy give and take. What often happens is that there are some only children who act that way, and that stands out more than the only children who seem to get along with others.
There is no closer bond than the one that gratefulness celebrates, the bond between giver and thanksgiver. Everything is a gift. Grateful living is a celebration of the universal give-and-take of life, a limitless yes to belonging. Can our world survive without gratefulness? Whatever the answer, one thing is certain: to say an unconditional yes to the mutual belonging of all beings will make this a more joyful world. This is the reason why Yes is my favorite synonym for God.