Nothing should be taken for granted in a relationship. They are what keep us vibrant and healthy, give meaning and direction to our lives, and complete our identity. Yet much or our time we neglect our relationships.
Perversely, we often put more effort into fostering casual or business relationships than we do helping those with our nearest and dearest to thrive.
Relationships need maintenance. We need to nurture them and care for them if they are to flourish and sustain us. The time to put the effort in is all the time, not wait until they are broken to fix them.