Even the one closest and dearest to your soul has the potential to hurt you, it is not difficult to see that as all around marriages break, violence is booming and crime is found in the least expected places.
However, the phrase "I'll always be there for you" is often times a beautiful sentence and that's all. It is after all literally impossible to have someone always there; might be most of the time but always is way too idealistic. Does happiness come IF you meet the right person?
► It starts by respecting yourself for who you are. You are a human being God decided to create and that is the most important aspect that we often overlook thinking: "well, after all, God created all people, not just me". True, but you are one of the persons He decided to make so, appreciate it! Your uniqueness is of great value in God's eyes!
► When people realize that by making others happy you actually make yourself happy; of course use your discernment especially when comes to love relationships. Never go below the respect line... as you've only got to lose if you do that.
Real love respects the other but also, respect must be earned! The best way is not to demand respect but to earn it through your actions and character, after all, respect is an important pillar of a relationship and it can't be overlooked.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.[...]
[...] If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; than we shall see face to face. [...]
[...]Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
Jesus said: "Greater LOVE has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." (John 15:12-13)