In this world of technology, maintaining solid and faithful relationships can be more challenging than ever. With just a click of a button, you can see a nude man or woman, a porno or you can connect with someone new or even from your past.
I find that in a moment of weakness when you may doubt your relationship, it’s so easy to pick up the phone and send a text to someone you shouldn’t, message someone on face book or email, or any other form of communication. A shoulder to lean on, a person to flirt with or someone to boast your self esteem is readily available at any moment. In this world of instant gratification, it’s the perfect solution. But is this really an innocent act or are we putting our relationships at risk?
There have been reports of face book causing divorces along with men and women on dating or hook up websites while they maintain a marriage or relationship. Have the morals in our society really gotten that bad that instead of working on a relationship, we opt to seek attention elsewhere? Are we a society who can’t keep our focus on anything for a long period of time?
It seems like everyone gets bored and thinks that the grass is greener on the other side. And sometimes, the grass is greener for a while, but eventually, the same issues arise and the search for something better starts again.
I think it’s really important to think about what you have when you have it and how you would feel if you lost it. And most importantly, before you send that text, make that call, or look at that picture, think of how you would feel if your significant other was doing the same thing? Don’t get me wrong, when things are rough, I get tempted to reach out to people from my past who I connected with, but I make sure to think things through before I do anything and most importantly make sure that I’m not overstepping any boundaries.
The best advice that I ever heard was, if you wouldn’t do what you’re doing in front of your spouse, you probably shouldn’t be doing it.
Relationships are about trust, honesty, respect and emotional/physical connections. Don’t allow the outside world and all of it’s temptations destroy what you have. You just may not be able to get it back.