For those of you who are doing well in school, are working in a job you are happy in and have a family who loves you, to others you may seem like you have it all, but one thing is missing--a significant other. You feel alone in this world and you want to have someone to share your life with, but do you honestly believe if you dived into a relationship your life will be complete? I have found that the only times you may feel lonely is late at night when you are getting ready for bed and you don't have someone to talk to or crawl into bed with; leaving you with an empty inbox and sleeping alone. I feel that's the only time the emotions are amplified. But during the day, when you are out there building your own empire and making a name for yourself--you don't have time for anyone else. A relationship might get in the way or add stress to both partners because while you think you have time for someone else, you really don't. A wise individual once gave me advice about relationships that I thought would be important to share with all of you. In life, it shouldn't be our mission to find our 'other half.' You are not half a person: you shouldn't be looking for someone who completes you, but rather compliments you. When you find a love that is right and meant to be, the love between both individuals only multiplies from it's greatness. You are not half a person; you are a whole individual with passions and ambitions and you must find someone else who is just as in tuned with themselves as you are. This is when love is its most beautiful because both people compliment each other because neither of them is lesser than the other. One times one is still one.
If you feel you are missing a significant other in your life or whatever else you believe to be missing from your life, think about the difference it will make if you acquired that and ask yourself if things will really be different in a positive way. I used love in particular for this post because I wanted to use an example I could relate to and speak from. Everyone has their own version of what is missing from their lives. It's a matter of knowing what it is and how to respond to it. I suppose we must work on being gracious and grateful for all that we already have. I think the more you acquire, the more troubles you are presented with. Nothing will ever be enough. We believe if we gain certain experiences, have a desired body image or are in a romantic relationship, our lives might be a lot better. But the truth is, it may not. Satisfaction isn't guaranteed.
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