How do we build a perfect relationship? Is there an existing formula for us to be able to achieve such a dream? But is it really possible? Can we really build a perfect relationship where in nothing seems wrong and everything goes smoothly until the end?
Well, for me it doesn't matter. I was never aiming for the perfect relationship to begin with. For me, it is just plain impossible. It is human nature to be imperfect so why do we expect to have a perfect relationship? When you enter a relationship, you must be ready for everything. You cannot expect that there will be no arguments, no debates, no fighting and no challenges. That is just too boring.
Try to imagine a relationship where your partner never says NO to all you requests. He or she always agrees with all your decisions. You have no one to argue about who is right and who is wrong. It seems to be the perfect life at first but eventually you will realize that this type of relationship lack excitement.
I have given it a lot of thinking to somehow build a solid relationship. It doesn't have to be perfect but I wanted it to be strong enough at least for it to work through all the hardships that may arise. For it to work, there should be a secret recipe. And the thing that I came up with is Respect.
As per Merriam Webster, the definition of Respect is "A relation or reference to a particular thing or situation. An act of giving particular attention. High or special regard and esteem". But the way I understand respect, it is somewhat different. Respect is something that you earn. When you give it to others, you'll surely get it back. Respect is the fruit of your hard work; respect is something money cannot buy.