Relationships are Work

Most of us are probably allured by the attractive notion that effortless relationships exist.  Whether happily ever after marriages, friendships which last forever, or parenting, we would all like to believe that our most intimate relationships are unconditional and strong enough to withstand whatever may come. However, at some point in our lives we need to face the reality that relationships require effort to keep them alive and positive.  Even wonderful, close, strong relationships can be destroyed by neglect.