A very poignant article about how familiarity can lead to carelessness inside of our relationships (romantic, platonic and familiar). This is a very good blog!
I’m starting to wonder if the trouble with relationships isn’t simply, well, relationships. Or, to put it another way, becoming too comfortable with another person.
Right now I’m learning a new language, and even in just the first three class sessions we’ve spent a considerable amount of time talking about the difference between addressing someone formally versus informally. All languages and societies that I’m aware of have these rules of decorum and politeness. When you meet someone for the first time, you’re suppose to speak formally to them, usually until they give you permission to do otherwise or you two become close.
But it feels like once we get close to someone, that’s when we start taking them for granted.
Think about how you act when you’re in a brand new relationship. I don’t mean the butterflies and the almost constant sex, there’s that too, but I mean how you…
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