Why are relationships such hard work?
Christmas is a time when we celebrate love, peace and harmony. A time when we are supposed to feel blissfully connected with our partners, family and all our loved ones.
Yet what often happens is quite the opposite: we miss members of our family who live far or had passed away even more than usual.
If we are single we get constantly painfully reminded of it during Christmas time. We feel everyone else has someone special in their lives – while we are home alone with nothing left to do but watch endless re-runs of idealistic family and love-themed movies.
But what we don’t realise is that those people who do have that someone special often feel as lonely, disconnected and misunderstood during holidays, just like us. Instead of feeling special and loved by their family members, they spend their holidays arguing and feeling frustrated – because they suddenly realise that without all the distractions and business of their daily lives, once they actually sit down with their spouses and loved ones – they often have nothing much to say to each other. Or they simply just have even more time for bickering and getting on each other’s nerves.
Why are relationships such hard work? Why can’t we simply be happy with each other, and enjoy each other’s company without conflict?
Here is what I think…
LET ME HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS
How do you feel about Christmas time?
What feelings and moods do you associate with it?
Please chip in with your questions and comments.
Wherever you are, whoever you’re spending it with – I sincerely wish you a very Merry Christmas!