I have good news to bring!
The majority of these deaths, are 100% preventable.
You see, the health of your relationship, is like the health of your body; you can either nurture it and reap the benefits, or neglect it and suffer the consequences.
It’s really that simple.
Now, notice I said “the majority.” There is a small percentage of these relationships that have a disease for which there is no cure. It may be hereditary or otherwise, but for whatever reason, it’s terminal.
For now though, we’re going to focus on the preventable.
We all know the basics of maintaining a healthy body: ample hydration, healthy food, exercise, and plenty of rest. The same rules apply for maintaining a healthy relationship, (metaphorically speaking, of course.)
- Are you hydrating your relationship with time and affection? If not, it’s withering.
- Are you feeding your relationship positive words of love and reinforcement? If not, it’s starving for nourishment.
- Are you strengthening your relationship by exercising respect, kindness and servitude? If not, it’s weakening.
- Are you resting your relationship by allowing space and personal time? If not, it’s tired.
See how that works?
I know we’re all busy in today’s world, but that’s no excuse to neglect what should be - right below God - the most important part of our lives: the people we love.
Moral of this story: Don’t let something preventable, turn into something irreparable.
That’s just dumb.