Give and Take Relationship: do you practice this?

@nicolai (288)
Philippines
February 3, 2007 7:53pm CST
loving someone is giving all you've got for him and in return you expect something to be given by your partner. Do you practice give and take relationship?
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• India
4 Feb 07
I do give all I can to the one I love. But I do not expect anything in return. I even told him it is alright if I am not loved in return, my love is enough for both of us. But ofcouse, I am only human, and I need my love to be returned too, so I expect somthing in return for my love. But it is alright if I do not get it. I don't love for a reason, I love just because I love.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
4 Feb 07
that's a good point there kangleicha! just give all that you can give to the person you love and not expect much in return. we do things for them to make them happy and honestly, we do feel happy, too by doing this. just seeing them appreciate what we've done for them is more than enough!
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• India
4 Feb 07
yes, I just to see them happy is enough for me. It is strange how love make us feel. It is like magic that complete transforms a human from a selfish being into something good.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
4 Feb 07
yes, when we are really inlove, we always aren't selfish at all. we give what we can give for as long as we still can.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
I do practice give and take and I think me and my girlfriend are good about that. I think when you dont expect things and dont try to overdo things thats when your relationship is at its best. Its like I dont expect gifts and things like that and my girlfriend isnt big on those type of things so when we do give each other things it has more meaning because we both know it is genuine and not to try to make me happy.
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@elisa812 (3032)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Yes, I think it is important to have a give and take relationship. I agree with the posters above who said that you give to your partner without expecting things back. If you are in a good relationship and really in love, then you'll want to make the other person happy because seeing them happy makes you happy. If you're with the right person, then they will give the same respect back to you out of their own desire to make you happy as well. :)
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
4 Feb 07
i try to make my boyfriend happier. i know he's already happy to chat with me (we live in different countries) and he's satisfied to see me happy. but still, i extend some more efforts to make him feel he's a real treasure for me and that i care a lot about him even when we're ocean's apart. i don't expect my boyfriend to return the pleasure as well. but he usually do. but with no intention of just to "return the offer" but both of us just likes to make each other happy. i think a relationship is a two way thing. it's always give and take. it's the only way for a couple to help each other make their relationships stronger and better.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I am all about that if you don't give and take, I don't think that you are in a right relationship at all because relationships should be that way.