Relationships shape our lives—they bring joy, pain and every other emotion under the sun. They also directly impact our physical and mental health and wellbeing. But despite their importance, we’re not given a roadmap for how to actually maintain healthy, intimate relationships. It isn’t taught at school, and very often isn’t taught at home either.
When it comes to popular culture, the emphasis is so often centred on how to find a partner, not how to nurture that relationship once the sparks subside and the business of life kicks in. On top of that, in today’s society we're often encouraged to move fast, and to covet what we don’t have instead of nourishing what we do have.
It’s crucial to remember that relationships aren't static—they are dynamic aspects of our lives that take effort and hard work, but like anything important, they're absolutely worth preserving.
Scott and I work hard daily at our relationship, and it’s why, side-hustles, starting our own businesses, full-time jobs, raising little boys and a life full of other madness aside, we still adore each other (even when the going gets tough!). How do you nurture the relationships in your life?