The beginning of a relationship.
Do what you did at the beginning of a relationship and there won’t be an end. ~Anthony Robbins
This is not to say that if you keep doing what you did at the beginning of your relationship, there won’t be problems, but in a lot of cases, when time has passed and the newness of our relationship has worn off, we often put it on auto-cruise. So many factors can lead to this; an increased comfort level with our partner, day to day stresses and obligations, pure laziness, or even taking our partner for granted after a while.
I have discussed what the dangers are in taking those we love for granted already in my blog post entitled Taken for Granted. However, I think most of us just simply don’t put the same effort into our relationships as we did in the beginning. When we love someone, most of the time it won’t even feel like effort – we are just be happy to show them what they mean to us. Other times and in certain situations, it might feel like work but it is in those situations when we need to step up the most to show our partner that we are by their side.
Even in the best relationships, we have to be diligent about looking after our partner and showing them, even with small gestures, that they are important to us and that we love them, just like we did in the initial stage . Doing so is one of the factors that makes a couple good, even exceptional. When you become too complacent about giving of yourself to the one you love, you should not be surprised if the end of your relationship looks nothing like the beginning. ~Gia