Relationships take work. They don’t just all of a sudden happen and POOF, you have a new best friend, or love to spend time with your sister, or have a great marriage. People need to be loved actively, poured into, and require you to sacrifice your time for them. Work. Intention. It may not be easy, or even fun at first. It may even be awkward, and feel like a chore. But if this person is someone you want to keep in your life, ultimately, this working the ground is worth it.