The Bare Minimum


Something that is not talked about enough is the people that ask for the bare minimum in relationships (with friends, family, or significant others). Just because all you are asking for is the bare minimum, doesn't mean that is all you deserve. Read that again. Just because you are low maintenance does not mean you don't deserve more.

The bare minimum looks like:

  • Reassurance

  • Time

  • Consistency

  • Respect

  • Communication

  • Being and feeling appreciated

  • Equal efforts

  • Honesty & trust

  • Commitment

These should all be a given. They should be expected. If you are settling in any of these areas in your relationships, you may need to reevaluate. Try letting them know which of these areas you need improvement in and go from there. If they are willing to work on them with you, great! If not, it may be time to move on.