Things I've learned from Relationships
It's not what you say... it's how you say it! - We tend to say to ourselves that a person's words mean absolutely nothing; but a person's words mean absolutely everything. Remember there is life and death in the power of the tongue. What this world would be if we were kinder to one another if we were more understanding. oh, what a world that would be!
Never Lie especially because it's convenient for you - Relationships definitely taught me that it isn't okay to lie especially when it is convenient. lying breaks down trust between two people and Trust is something that needs to be earned.
Listen and pay close attention to the details
Talk is cheap - I know I was just writing about words meaning everything but I just want to say this; in order for you to trust a person's words and to understand what they genuinely mean... your discernment has to be up to par!
Don't be so quick to judge - Be sure to exercise rationale and be courteous and understanding.
if you are not ready to Love don't love at all - only a truly selfish individual can take, take, take with no regard for the next person's feelings; don't be that person.
Create a space free of judgment and make room for understanding -
Be willing to compromise but never compromise yourself or your values
Communication is Key - the one thing I wish I did more was Communicate. every couple I've spoken with always said communication is the key. if you can't communicate then the relationship is doomed from the start.
Trust is the bare minimum
A relationship with GOD at the center is the only way a relationship can work!
Don't be so quick to assume
Never Fall in love with Potential - Falling in love with a person's potential is like falling for an illusion; if nothing is said, done, or made clear then it isn't real. always be sure of your place in the relationship and where you fit in it!