Strengthening bonds doesn't just happen. To improve any relationship means you have to work at it. That means making your feelings known, and also paying attention to someone else's feelings.
It's about compromise. No relationship is perfect, and if that's what you're expecting, you're setting yourself up for disappointment and failure.
That doesn't mean you should be a doormat, nor does it mean you should feel that you need to always come first.
One of the real tricks to navigating any relationship is being realistic. Someone who is a vegan is not going to be excited about going with you to a steakhouse, and you shouldn't be surprised if that's the reaction you get from them.
Most issues that come up in a relationship are much more complex. It requires that you give it thought, rather than just reacting impulsively. That's how you should treat them, and that how you should expect to be treated.
The strongest relationships are those built on that mutual respect and honesty.
If you aren't in a relationship right now, this is a great item to add to the list of what you're looking for. You deserve to be respected, to be heard and to be treated honestly. And you should be prepared to do the same in turn.
This card came from John Holland's oracle deck The Psychic Tarot of the Heart. You can find out more about this deck at John's website RIGHT HERE!