Today 41 years ago we got married. This morning when I got up she was already in the kitchen preparing tea. I was searching for words to wish her but was finding it little difficult. Then suddenly without any effort words just came out of my mouth. I told her “ Thanks a lot for being with me all these years.”
This set me on memories of our journey till now. It is not that we did not have our differences. We have had many and also have had numerous arguments or fights you may say. We have also been on KUTTI ( not on speaking terms ) many a times which lasted from half an hour to may be a day. Or speaking in mono syllable for some time. I am not qualified to say much on relationships except from my experience. It is certain that for any relationship to be healthy there are some basic principles. I always list the following :
a) Mutual Respect
b) Mutual Trust
c) Two Way Open & Logical Communication
d) Accepting other as he or she is without trying to change him or her but making efforts to overcome own weak points.
Then it struck me that all this is possible if we have WILLINGNESS TO BE WITH EACH OTHER. So now I can say that for STRONG & HEALTHY relationship FIRM GROUND is WILLINGNESS TO BE WITH EACH OTHER and then SOLID FOUNDATIONS can be laid by the basic principles listed above.