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You Get What You Give – A Relationship Truth

Do you honestly think a relationship is a one sided affair?

Rewards come to those that put in an effort, don’t they?

What exactly are you sowing in your relationship, right now?

No, think about it first before you read any further.

What are you really doing?

Like many other people, you’re simply doing it wrong.

love is about happiness
Honest love is about happiness – everyone’s


You’ll Reap the Rewards But They Could Be Bad Too

A fundamental basis of a well performing relationship is giving honestly, to your best-bud.

What’s that really mean?

  • Their happiness is yours.
  • Their well-being is yours
  • Their stability is yours

That doesn’t mean you’re going to be a slave either.

We all need to remain stable well-rounded individuals, with opinions that are respected.

That’s a given.

But you’ve also committed to a life with another too, let’s not forget that major fact.

It isn’t a house share arrangement, you know.


The Downside

Plainly, if you disregard your obligations to your partner and treat them poorly, expect to eventually be treated the same.

Fail to think about and act towards their happiness and well-being then expect them to take a diminishing interest in yours.

Treat others (especially the one you’re suppose to love) as you’d like to be treated.


The Bigger Upside

Well, by now, I’d hope it’s obvious.

You get what you give and it could be bad or good - you choose
You get what you give and it could be bad or good – you choose
  • Put in the love, you’ll get magnified love right back at you.
  • Participate in your partner’s happiness, expect your own happiness to blossom.
  • Encourage, talk and be an active part of their successes in life and yours will accelerate along with theirs.


The Closing Statement?

Do nothing, get nothing

Give them everything and your life and dreams will become a magical reality.

Makes obvious sense, doesn’t it?


Speak Your Mind, With Your Opinion

Nice to see you made it to the end of my ranting. Here’s what you can do next:

  • So what are you going to do next?
  • Can you imagine a relationship surviving with ‘no giving’?
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13 thoughts on “You Get What You Give – A Relationship Truth”
  1. A relationship entails that you and another being start existing as one. And yes, your joy is his joy, you success is his success. At the end of the day, however one feels is a reflection of your own. It’s important to make an effort in keeping the other one happy.

    1. Thanks for those words, Stacey.
      What’s one thing you do for your partner in making their joy your joy and vica versa? Just interested in different people’s approaches, is all.

  2. Very interesting views on the matter. Not really the type of things men would say. But it’s close to the heart. Giving is always the best but giving too much can backfire.

  3. You definitely reap what you have sown. And I’m hoping that this article would be read by more people, other than your readers. Thank you so much for this.

  4. Gorgeous piece of writing, Geek. So much truth and yet, there’s so many people in this world that still persist in being hurtful to others. Unfortunately for them, there’ll know one day just what that feels like when it comes back to them, in spades!

    Beautiful reminder to us all in how we need to conduct ourselves in life.

    1. Thanks for the visit and comment, Lisa.
      Yeah, I agree there are a lot of people who can’t see the forest due to their own blocks and barriers. I guess Karma may well bite em on the arse, sooner or later, huh?

  5. Wow, that’s just brilliant and so so true, isn’t it? I agree with the others too lol.
    The last part just tells the story. Be stupid and expect stupidity right back at yourself. I think I much prefer to be a good and responsive person to everyone in my life so I have that Karma returned to me. Thank you. It makes perfect sense!

  6. Hey Geek, I love your closing line. In a relationship (healthy, I mean) its all about giving. Indeed the more you give, the more expressive you are and in fact this is how you can receive a lot. But most couples don’t get it right, unfortunately! Thanks for the nice post.

    1. Hey Jane, always love to hear your opinion on areas I talk about.
      And, equally, nice to hear a healthy relationship does indeed very much hinge around giving. Giving from yourself makes you feel good – that’s pretty healthy, in itself.

      The healthy ’round trip’ is it coming back from a responsible partner – a bit like how a smile is magnified.

      Why do you think most couples don’t get it right though? I’d love to hear your insights on that one.

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