Saturday, October 10, 2015

MY VIEWS: Be mindful that relationships are fragile

I am deeply saddened that a beautiful young Irish lady, Cathriona White, former girlfriend of Hollywood actor Jim Carrey has lost her life is an apparent suicide (Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend found dead in suspected suicide, Life!, Oct 1.)
Carrey whose two marriages failed must be devastated that this tragedy has taken place. Strangely enough this is a man who makes the world laugh through his films, but who must surely be crying on the inside.
Somebody once said:  “Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear drop.”  And this is sometimes the case when relationships do not work out well.
It is important for parents to be involved when their children embark on the love journey.  The couple as well as their parents must bear in mind that all relationships require hard work if they are to survive the trials and tribulations of modern day life.  Relationships, like life is often fragile and complicated. 
Taking into account that during the love journey the road ahead may not be a smooth one with bumps and pitfalls along the way, it is vital for parents to always be involved when their children get involved in a relationship and must get to know the person whom their child is dating, keeping the communication lines open at all times.   Confiding in a trusted friend about a relationship can also help save a life.
If the parents observe any sign that their child is deeply troubled, going into isolation and loses interests in daily living, they need to quickly get the couple to talk openly about any problems that are coming on-stream.  To this end, it is just as important to learn about depression and relationship issues so that professional help can be summoned when it is needed.
Raymond Anthony Fernando

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