Have we ever realized the difference between love and a companionship?
Almost everyone would agree that when you get married your life gives you a direction gradually to nurture your relationship into a companionship which we always looked for in your lives. I don’t want to discard anybody’s feeling, this is all personal experience of love and companionship. It can vary from person to person as we all have a different set of expectations from each other – especially the people who say “we don’t except anything for anyone” too have some beautiful expectations to owe from the person they love.
For a couple of years the girl (Jyotsana) lived a content married life and while she was happy in her own world, gradually she realized, there ‘s something missing into her relationship with her husband. Although she was happy spending time with her husband, giving ample importance and relevance to the in-laws and of course etc. etc. etc.
She got married to a person whom she loved, but later she felt lacunae in the relationship where she was missing a friend, a companion to her, which initially she thought she would get but with due course of time she couldn’t. She thought that being in Love is having a companion of life with all the emotional support that one needs.
She was wrong, she was completely wrong:
An instance: where she would ask her husband to go out for a dinner and sit for while chatting nothing special about anything. He would go, but it would be a proper dinner -dinner date and come back home. When asked to talk and share your day with me, I will do the same – he used to deny saying I’m tired, had a lot of work today. Quite annoying at times. She started feeling alone and depressed as she was missing the madness, the craziness, the connection that a companion offers. She has always been a friendly person and in return, if she is expecting the same – she isn’t wrong.
She kept on trying and asking him what’s the reason why you are ignoring, share with me if any problem but he will be just quiet and do not give her the expected or a satisfactory answer. Although Manas (the husband) was an introvert person by nature and a bit authoritative, which she knew she was puzzled by the behaviour, the ignorance and the emotional warmth missing in the relationship. Moreover, she also knew that he is not cheating on her, neither she is!
“As rightly said by Bertrand Russell Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.”
While she was experiencing a gap of true friendship and a bestie in her marriage, the suffocation and threat of losing her identity took her to a point where she started finding it outside or in someone who’s close to her (it is natural indeed).
Guess what happened, she met an old friend of hers, randomly in the market. She was happy to see him as he was the bestie to her for ages. But after marriage, she was all concentrated to her husband and busy in her married life. It was like a breeze meeting him; they sat at a coffee shop and chatted for hours. Wow, she was feeling relieved just by chatting and talking to her bestie after long. This feeling was amazing – gradually the touch and the sense of togetherness triggered her life and she started spending time and talking to him at a comfort level which she desires. Her husband used to ask her on her absence at home in the evenings sometimes, (he knew her friend), she was fair with him – on all this Manas was okay about it and wasn’t at all curious though. Alas, he couldn’t understand what he is missing in his life, which she was, but now she found her true companion in her bestie.
This simple and cute story shows us that we all have a split between our passion, love, sex and companionship in our relationships. But having said this, your ideal companion can be someone else too not necessarily your husband only. Love and companionship is an emotional bond that doesn’t fade with your ageing skin, but it can be found anywhere in anyone.
While I was on my #solotrip last year to North India, I admired a couple sitting beside me in a cafe’ (Trek N Dine). I was reading a book “The One You Cannot Have” and sipping my fav coffee (Mocha).
After quite a while, I Overheard the girl saying to the guy these lines mentioned below (Essene of it, in my words), that took me to my life back few years, that I experienced a bit late, but those feelings were core from the heart:
“For the first time, I understood something I’d always wondered: nothing about love or sex is rational. In these domains, our passions rule, leaving us with heartbreak or euphoria, but always undeniably alive… Also, both feelings have their own prejudices, such as, “The best love lies on the foundation of friendship, and the best sex lies on the foundation of love….” AND ” I can still taste the sin of you on my lips”
Being Friendship Day today, It reminded me of connections, relationships, love, friends – what not all…. Well, with so many relations to name, there are few which can’t be named or judged by the societal norms. The whole idea to jot down few lines were to push up an idea on a different relationship which we might have in our lives but it remains hidden. So let’s start celebrating the real Essene of Friendship with the relationships that give us the passion which we seek in our lives. with a relationship that helps us to move out of our depression, sorrows, and pain. Because a friend is not only for the good times but for the times when you need them the most.
Hope you all rekindle the freshness of relationships and friendships forever. Be Happy People 🙂 Be with the one who never let you down and loves you unconditionally.
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“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Because it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ―Maya Angelou
These lines give me ample reasons to personify my life into a terrain of love and pain. When I see people getting resilient and grit about something, I feel Ohh, My! Is life legitimate to just one soul on this earth?
But the question is how one can be more pliant? Leaving our “so called” egos in a bin! How can we wave-off the challenges that life throws at us in-and-out, and we come out as a successor?
I tried to peep into my hard times in life, which is still not ending and finding no hope to end as well. But I looked up to the difficult situations and went to the insight of knowing how I can be resilient!
Managing emotions sounds stupid and insane. But if you know the art you are through to the life’s jungle. Thus, don’t rush, as rash decisions rarely result in positive outcomes. Resilient people remain calm and gradually act by analyzing the situation.
You know, the secret of resilience, is to be a quitter! So now you must be thinking I’m mad,
Keep yourself busy, busy and just busy….. Ohh Yes it works! No scope for shit in life. Often people face quells of emotions and get scared, but the resilient person knows how to stay happy and busy.
Make your pain a game. Make your boring things fun and stay happy! Be resilient!
To be resilient and sticky in life, difficulties are important!
I walk the memory lane because, few things in life take you to memory lane even though we don’t wish too. Often people judge you by your past. It’s a stigma that has to be avoided. Don’t judge anyone by the past, live in present and love the moments lived.AS —–Everything flies with time nurturing souls and Karma .. once parted can’t be together but the Soul awaits the divine feeling till last breath…(unconsciously) (unconditionally)
When you travel through my veins life seems seamlessly easy, reaching the journals someday gives you an opportunity to understand the past better. It is not necessary to be always jovial, rather just be yourself. Coping with the negatives puts you through high enabling life to take a plunge.
There is a piece in me that like to tenderly imagine my maverick and seditious soul. But, precisely, I love to have a picky and cosy relationship with my soul that can rub up against a little bit, putting me alive.