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finding true happiness in/with a relationship isn't possible until you can find true happiness without one first.

that's not *quite* right, but it's the best i can do right now. i've been pouring over reports for the past frickin' ten hours, and i'll likely be doing it again tomorrow. maybe i'll try again when i'm more coherent, but it just popped in my head and had to come out.

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lifeofmendel
Nov. 28th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
yeah, it's a point that i reached after years of experience as well, although the seeds of that did start even as early as when i was with rebec' but ended up spending months away from her whilst at drum corps.

but while the statement above has its origins in romantic relationships, i meant for the definition to be more broad - that with *any* relationship romantic or otherwise, there's going to be some gap and limit to how healthy/peaceful it can be depending on your own level of personal peace. it's more amplified the closer you get to someone which is why it's escalated most with romantic relationships, but if you are personally falling apart, friendships can strain as well.
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suerocks
Nov. 28th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
sounds about right to me. I wish more people understood that and felt the same way. I'm lucky enough to be with a person who feels that way too, so it is a complementary type of relationship...where the combination of two wholes makes something that is bigger and better. It's cool, man.
lifeofmendel
Nov. 28th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
i'm really happy for your current relationship. The impression that i get from your LJ is that it's very stable and you're very content, and it's awesome to see you in that space, and to see how your life journey has progressed in the years we've known each other. Best to your collective future.
specter_13
Nov. 28th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
I think I understand what you are getting at, first the other two people that have posted here sound like very smart people and I also agree with them.

It is rare for me to the latter, I think it is something that I have been improving on though.

I do like it that your post a good portion of the time actually give me something to ponder.
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