Sergiy Serdyuk via Getty Images
Brigida Brito via Getty Images
In an attempt to make relationships more satisfying, humans tend to set conditions. In business, conditions help to protect the interests of the risk-taking party. But when set in relationships, conditions uncomfortably strangle the growth of the bond. In fact, conditions and satisfaction are inversely proportional to each other. The more conditions you put in a relationship, the less satisfying it tends to be. However, there are some exceptions...
Jonathan Kitchen via Getty Images
Hidden within calamitous problems are hidden opportunities. In the <em>Mahabharata</em>, when Arjuna visited the heavens, he was cursed by Urvashi (for refusing her sensuous advances) to become a eunuch. He converted that calamity into an opportunity by using it to his advantage during the one year of exile he spent incognito.
When two people initially develop a loving relationship, the bond seems uncleavable. But all too often, the love melts away, leaving behind an ugly puddle of contempt. Why do we end up in a situation, where in spite of searching, we are unable to find a single good quality in the person we once loved?