Happy Friday everyone!
So what do I mean by “love is support”?
I recently read a piece called “Love is Not Enough“- a title that grabs your attention to be sure, but one of the ideas Manson lays out is that in a healthy relationship, one partner supports the other in their endeavors- obviously as long as those happen to be healthy ones that either benefit, or least not harms oneself and others. Whether it’s jiu jitsu, cooking, competitive knitting (I would be highly interested to know if that was a thing), you name it.
In particular I found one sentence that really echoes what I feel about relationships, “A loving relationship is supposed to supplement our individual identity, not damage it or replace it.”
Sure, you can kid with your partner about the things they do- what relationship isn’t better with a little laughter and joking around? And really, a healthy relationship also doesn’t include putting the other person on a pedestal to a point where they can do no wrong- but ultimately you should be in their corner, and they in your corner when it comes to being you, and doing the things that make you happy. Otherwise you’re both going to make yourselves miserable, and frankly life’s too short for that kind of noise.
Anyway, check out the article, let me know what you think-otherwise, have a great weekend everyone!