People enter into long-term alliances and relationships for a specific purpose, whether it is friendship or a marriage. You enter into wedlock primarily for stability, while friendships are forged for sharing opinions and viewpoints, enjoying good times together and for mutual networking and support.
For any relationship to work, the vital ingredients are trust, love, understanding, patience, kindness and generosity. But the most vital factor that determines the longevity of a relationship is whether both sides allow each other to be who they are.
Usually at some point in a relationship, dependency raises its head and people start controlling each other to fulfil their needs. This can put a lot of emotional stress/weight on the other party, who has to bend backward to please the partner, instead of being their natural self. With time such relationships unravel as the partners start to drift apart. When I say allow them to be their natural self, I mean to live in a state of complete non-judgement. Whether it is a marriage or a childhood friendship, each member should flow as per his unique identity and not try to change the others.
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