Have you ever heard the phrase “make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold"? We don't always get the privilege of having a friend for a lifetime, but when we do they are golden. Remaining faithful to a relationship (keeping friends) can be difficult as life changes and so do we.
We meet people everyday. Faithfulness to any relationship we want to retain requires dedication.
Reliability is shown through words we speak and actions we take as we prove to be “faithful” over time. Faithfulness builds trust and helps sustain relationship confidence.
Faithfulness communicates commitment. Faithfulness in a relationship means sharing life and making memories with someone because we choose to.
When we choose to remain faithful we can work at developing a mindset that a relationship isn’t disposable. Why? We can decide to value the person and the relationship enough to persevere even when maintaining the relationship becomes difficult.
We can let love and faithfulness be a priority in the relationships we have been able to establish. Our steadfastness to be faithful matters to others. When someone is mindful (has knowledge) of our faithfulness toward them and others, they can hold tight to the reliability of our faithfulness. Established faithfulness further protects a relationship's future, as we can choose time and again to remain faithful regardless of challenges.
We can also make the people whom we say we love and cherish our main priority by remaining faithful, not because we have to but because we want to. Faithfulness remains a choice we make minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, year after year, and for a lifetime if we truly value the relationship.