What is truly important in a relationship? Most would say two words, Fidelity and Honesty! And i agree, however, i think just as important is passion and compassion. Why? Because without both a relationship will die at some point and end! As humans we all need excitement and when that withers away we look for something fun, replacement for feeling like life is malady of boredom. Compassion as well, when we are in a long term relationship we forget the compassion we felt in the early stages when all we did is worry about the other person. Although we get lazy as time goes by and years pass by, we need to reflect on not losing those things that connected us in the beginning. Life is chaos, there is jobs, kids, school, activities, stress, appointments that make us feel so drained we have nothing left. BUT in order to maintain passion and compassion we need to devote time to the person we are in love with! We need support and understanding from each other and seeing each other though, no matter what trials or turbulent waters we tread, without the passion and compassion we will surly seek it from another source.
So let’s start with compassion. The meaning in my own terms is consideration and tenderness towards someone. Most, not all, humans feel compassion. It is a human tendency to feel and support those in times of stress, need, sickness. When we love someone no matter what it is, we need to be supportive and there for whatever those we care about are going though. I think saying, ” I love you” and “i am here for you'”and being understanding, will show compassion to the one who needs to feel that security and strength when they feel weak and desolate. Those three letter words and saying you are there no matter what, means the world to someone seeking compassion!
Now passion, see i think the two go hand in hand. I think if your a compassionate person you are a passionate person as well. Passion is a important thing in any relationship! I mean who wants to kiss a dead fish! Passion is a desire, a connection, it is a strong electric longing to kiss, touch, be with the object of your desire. So how does that affect long term relationships? Well, most of us have jobs that are long and we are tired at the end of the day, others have that and the fuss and stress of family life and kids. Leaving us at the end of the day to feel like the best thing we can do is retire to bed and fall into a restful slumber with no interuptions. So passion means work! It means kissing, a lot of kissing, Hugging, dating, and as silly as it sounds holding hands. Yes, i sound like a teenager, however, these simple connections will connect, bond and release those feelings and endorphins and passion! I believe the more you put in the more you will get out! So even if you have been with him or her or whomever, for years, remember the beginning, strive to touch, kiss them, date, look into there eyes and hold hands. Passion can be reignited, you just have to try! And who doesn’t like to feel passion, come on, it is the best damn feeling a human can feel! Now Ignite that passion and while your at show some compassion!! 😉