Saturday, October 09, 2010

Decision Making in Relationships

My family doesn't meddle much with relationships that we have. Not much, sometimes not at all. For one, it's not theirs to decide on. But if anything, they'd simply give inputs on their stand on relationships. Here are some of the lessons they've told us in advance:
  • Never be with someone who throws plates at you when you argue.
  • If there's a trait that you don't like about him/her, think about it if you can withstand, accept and live with it for the rest of your life. If not, stop wasting your time.
  • Be with someone who brings out the best in you. 
  • Find someone you enjoy talking with--because that's what you're most likely to do in your life together.
I brushed it off, shrugged it off, and put it at the very back of my mind. I didn't think I'd need that. I know how to choose. And yet, when time came for me to decide, I came back to all of these. The very basic suggestions that my parents laid down years back are actually some of the most important ones; they are somewhat my deciding factors.

I'm glad to have had these points to ponder on; it really helped me. I hope it does the same to you, or to anyone reading this blog.