“If you want to be you… Let me be me!”
I believe that this demand is fair and simple.
I don’t deny that healthy long-term relationships works on the law of compromise. Where one person gives up something and other person also gives up some other things. In this way, a balance is reached. When such a balance is reached, life becomes a bliss despite the dissimilarities and sacrifices.
However, these days, financial and emotional independence has made people forget the importance of sharing and caring. Self-obsession and ego has taken front seat leading to loneliness which kills. The desire to share will be in ample, but, there would be no pairs of ears to listen. No fingers to wipe tears and no shoulders to lay on.
In most of the relationships, one person demands to be accepted as is and the other person accepts it forcefully. During initial days, such a compromise would seem natural. However, over years, it becomes suffocating and infuriating.
If you fill more and more air into balloon, it will only burst. Similarly, if you forcefully make others to change in the way you want, they will have no other option but to run away!
Making relationships is toughest.
And breaking them is easiest! J