I feel like it’s been forever since I wrote a blog post! Let’s get to it. This blog post will be about, “Why Our Generation’s Relationships Don’t Last”. We always say that we want a relationship that last forever like our grandparents, but in our generation it’s rare. Why? How come our younger generation can’t get it together and have long-lasting relationships? There are a few reasons and I’ll tell you why in a second. Before we get into the nitty-gritty, I heard the best advice yesterday. My mentor said, “In order to better your relationship with someone, you have to understand them.” It’s so true! If you have a clear understanding of someone then you will understand their actions. When you understand their actions, nothing they do will upset you. People forget to go through the process of really getting to know someone.
Why Our Relationships Don’t Last
We give up too easy. Do you honestly think that couples who have been married for 45 years never been through anything? Do you think that the relationship was perfect? Nowadays, if things get too hard we pack our stuff and leave. It seems as if young people can’t handle pressure.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a difference between being someone’s door mat and being someone’s guardian angel. You may meet someone who is troubled and needs someone to help them become a better person. They will mess up. They will crumble at times. They need someone to pick them up, dust them off, and guide them. There are also people who will take advantage of your kindness and weakness. You must know the difference.
Relationships aren’t relationships anymore. We all go through the talking stage but a lot of “relationships” don’t go passed that. We find something that we don’t like about the person and we bounce. It could be the smallest thing ever and we won’t entertain the thought of seeing where things go with the person.
I have a friend who is the pickiest thing on earth. She is very pretty, responsible, funny, etc. I am the person who she calls when she meets someone new. I know for a fact, it will won’t last long. She will find SOMETHING wrong with the guy.
She met this guy and she liked him SO much. They were talking about taking trips and everything. However, she found something wrong with him. One night, they went to Wingstop and went to his place to chill. He didn’t finish his wings and he threw the rest of them in the trash. She was disgusted because he wasted his food and didn’t put the rest in the fridge. She was so turned off. Some people don’t eat their left overs. It all went down hill from there.
I said all of that to say this, we find the smallest things wrong with the person and we leave. We are very fickle and don’t bother to push anything to its highest potential. In order to get a long-term relationship, you have to realize things are going to go south but you have to work on it to push through it.