We sometimes tend to think that for a relationship to be considered successful, it needs to last a long time, drawn out far past conflicts and misunderstandings, off towards some imaginary finishing line, where we can dust our hands off and claim, “we’ve tried.”

But not all long-term relationships are good. And not all short-term love affairs are failures. Some relationships last a lifetime, others only need to last one night. And it is what we take away from them that should be measured – not in terms of time but in terms of growth.


  1. Well said! We can always learn something new from each relationship we have. Something that will, hopefully, help us in future relationships and life in general.