Oh I’ll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I’ll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we’ll be alright
I will stay with you
2010 has come and gone. It is now 2011 and you have decided that “A Change Is Gonna Come”. Among the popular resolutions, aside from saving money and getting fit, is love. People resolve to fall in love, treasure the ones they are in love with or get serious about love in general. But to fulfill the “love resolution”, one must work at having a great relationship with their mate. But…what is the secret to a successful relationship?
I don’t think there is one thing. I believe a successful relationship encompasses several things including communication, passion for life and each other, emotional connection, physical attraction, love and friendship. Personally, commitment ranks high on my list. Specifically, commitment by both parties to preserve the very thing they have built together. Anything less is not good enough. Why enter a relationship, get lives and emotions entangled, if neither party doesn’t intend work it out when the going gets tough?
A relationship is a beautiful thing, but it is not always easy. Like a roller coaster, you can bet money that there will be ups and downs. There will probably be times when you wonder why you got on for the ride. But just like a rollercoaster, the ride can be exhilarating and worth every twist and turn. Why get on the ride with a person that shows hesitation for what may lie ahead? An even better question is why would you stay with someone who isn’t up for the challenge? Simply, find and keep the person who is willing to stay with you through it all. Find a mate who demonstrates that they “will stay with you through the ups and the downs…when the dark clouds arise [they] will stay by your side.”