As you all know, I’ve been in four relationships in my life. My first relationship started when I was 17 (yeah, I wasn’t really the social sort). I’m 26 now and I’ve seen a lot of things and learned a lot of life lessons out of being in love. I’ve been cheated on, twice. I’ve shared enormous happiness, I’ve cried, I’ve laughed, I’ve grown. I wanted to jot down some of the life lessons I’ve learned from those relationships, every relationship teaches you something, whether it’s good or bad, we always move on more mature. After the article, I want you guys to tell me what you’ve learned. Let’s begin.

8. Truth prevails, every single time

No matter who you’re with, no matter what sort of a person they are, the truth always prevails. Like I said, I’ve been cheated on twice in my life. No matter how much they tried to hide the truth from me, it eventually found its way to me, that’s just how life is. The happy people among us are those who are truthful and honest, because lies eventually get caught. Honest relationships are the strong ones, where transparency holds more importance than anything else.

My current relationship is an honest one, I’ve never seen such transparency in my life, it sometimes gets a little too much to handle but the feeling of trust I get out of it is just beautiful and very overpowering. Have you ever been with someone you couldn’t trust? Who broke your trust at one point and tried really hard to gain it back? I know the feeling, the feeling of uncertainty. Trust is THE most vital part of every relationship, there is no happiness without it.

7. Giving up is never an option

You can’t just give up on someone you love, you just can’t. When you share a life with someone, you become a part of each other’s lives to a level that is very hard to achieve and takes a lot of time. You can’t just give up on that because times are tough, times will always be tough, one way or the other. Life in general isn’t easy, if it comes easy it won’t be good for you. Everything good in life takes a lot of effort to achieve and does not come easy.

If you’re at a point in your relationship where it seems like you’ll be giving up soon, don’t. Develop the strength and courage to see it till the end, or at least put as much effort as you humanly can to make it work. Those who give up, never truly cared to begin with.

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