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Re-arranging equations

india Updated: Apr 21, 2010 13:20 IST
Shikha Tiwar
Shikha Tiwar
Hindustan Times
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I have been friends with Anona for over six years now. But, because of our busy work lives, assumptions we made about each other and the fights that arose because of those assumptions, have demoted our friendship to an acquaintanceship.But one day it struck me how stupid it was of us not sort to out our differences and continue maintaining a cold relationship despite the fact that we were very good friends.

About Anona, she is not someone that I can live forever with, but someone that I can’t imagine living without either.All of us have different levels of relationships, which we have to deal with and maintain day in and day out on personal, professional and at social levels.

The success of any relationship depends on whether the person, who is in a relationship, has been properly classified under the specific category. It is not uncommon to see two people getting along really well as friends, but ending up becoming a bad couple.

Equally common is to see two people get along very well as acquaintances and the relationship gets ruined when they become friends.At the end of it we end up thinking, “if only I had left things at the previous level, things would have been much better!” Things work out between two people only at a certain level and not necessarily at every possible level.

In my view, this judgement, as to which level of relationship should be maintained with whom, is the cure for all the troubles seen around maintaining relationships.I hope Anona will appreciate my initiative and will give me all the help and support I need to re-arrange our equation.