The relationship gets closer, and when the relationship gets closer you find out all the good, the bad and mixed about the person. Those of you that are married know that what I am talking about. You find all about the weaknesses and the strengths and the idiosyncrasies of the person you are now living with. And with that can come familiarity. And with familiarity it breeds, it doesn't have to, but it commonly breeds contempt I know your ugly stuff, you know all my ugly stuff and one points to the other and respect disappears becomes something else, besides relationship. Becomes very dysfunctional. So if you have a close relationship a loving relationship it's essential that there is respect. Even even if you know all the shortcomings of the other person. Just still respect the other person. Because this is how to have a loving relationship.
By Romapada Swami