It’s a bit of a strange question.
Try to take a step back from your closest relationship and view it as an outsider granted insider information. What would that outsider say in regard to how much that relationship costs you in time, money, effort, emotions, words, stress, or heartache?
If this is your closest relationship, I’d assume the assessment would be, “That relationship is costing you a fortune!”
But many don’t perceive relationships this way.
Rather, we view our closest relationships as having inestimable value.
In other words, whatever you give to the relationship, you ought to receive in return. You may even feel like your “return on investment” is doubled.
In the best relationships, both parties feel that way.
Consequently, loving well is not about how much your relationship costs you.
It’s about how much it’s worth to you.