ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS: priority or not?

@ladygam (564)
Philippines
December 25, 2006 7:15pm CST
singlehood is never the same without relationships, platonic or not. but there are also a lot of things that occupy our minds and time when we are not yet burdened with responsibilities like taking care of a child and raising a family. we have our careers, other interests (political, humanitarian, environmental, etc), friends, family and sometimes, juggling 2 or more relationships (admit it!). which one, do you think, should we prioritize? why?
6 responses
• India
14 Jan 07
We should try to be balanced with all our work, but more often we can't. Sometime we give more importance to the family and at other time to our work. So our priority depends upon which requires more attention at that time. We can't make a permanent priority chart.
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@ladygam (564)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
There's that word again, balance. Thanks!
@neilf49 (810)
14 Jan 07
I think we need to look at life in general to get the right combination with all our responsibilities and relationships. I have relationships in my work that are just as important as the relationship that I have with my wife and children. What emphasis I put on them depends on what I am doing and what needs to be prioritised. Workplace relationships are important to ensble me to get the best from both myself and my colleagues, personal relationships are important to gain the best of personal life, rewards for seeing the kids do well in school, sports or their own relationships with others, rewards for seeing my wife grow in herself as she is here in a new country. When I was single the relationships I had with others, platonic or otherwise, were important to me to ensure that I managed to stay sane.
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@ladygam (564)
• Philippines
14 Jan 07
Yes, but then again, this is a dilemma that most young people face and most of the time, romantic relationships gets the upper hand. It gets in the way with work and sometimes puts a strain on family relationships especially when parents are not in favor of the other party. But, you're right. Relationships with other people keeps us sane.
@what_now (554)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
Well I am a firm believer in BALANCE. I'd say there should be a balance among all your relationship regardless romantic or platonic. The reason I say this is because we need not to put someone above any other we know, Treat them equally and then only can we call it a relationship
@ladygam (564)
• Philippines
26 Dec 06
so true. it shouldn't be our career frist, or hobbies first, or whatever first. it should be balanced. i like that word, BALANCE. i think i should practice it more. thanks!
@what_now (554)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
Anytime, its tough but do-able just like pamela anderson lol kidding
• New Zealand
26 Dec 06
not
@ladygam (564)
• Philippines
26 Dec 06
why?
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
for me there's no matter with it but while you are studying im not agree with that because it can affect your relationship and too your study
@chiegv (112)
• Indonesia
26 Dec 06
make me fuzzy... XD, relationship is more meaningful if there's a romantic scene, that's it...