We all need each other. We need diversity to fill in our gaps and the areas we cannot see clearly. Finding that in a partner is a rare treasure.
You don’t have to have the same interests to connect but being interested in your partner and who they are will keep the two of you connected.
We exist on a spectrum. Some people are extreme introverts and others extreme extroverts and these tendencies may shift throughout our lives depending on our life situations.
Dr. Atkinson lists the following 10 attributes of couples who report as very happy and are in long term relationships:
Siblings, Friends & Intimate Partners
Part I- Other People's Possessions, Successes & Talents
Caring for ones’ own spiritual health and development is as important to mental health as eating well and exercising.
We all need support at some point in our lives. We don't have to get it exactly right but we can get better at this!
I love the reminder to dig deeper into what I'm already committed to, and even delay starting new things or purchasing things before looking at what is already there.
Most heterosexual, cis-gender parents don’t spend much time imagining the possibility that their child’s sexuality may be different from their own. This is a mistake.