You actually can’t be human in a relationship without hiding something about what you do/did or who you are/were. It’s a natural instinct. Hiding is how we humans survive.
When you hear yourself complaining about one of your partner’s habits time and time again, stop and ask yourself: Why does it bother me?
How many times and how many ways can you keep having extraordinary moments with your partner? Once you’ve savored magical experiences together, don’t you yearn for them to return again and again? It feels so great when you hit the mark.
I’m disturbed that young people are opting out of long-term relationships all together because they are just too much work. They’d prefer to put their time and efforts into their jobs and into entertaining themselves in the virtual reality of cyberspace.
One of the most important things that you can do to keep your relationship on track is taking a walk with your partner. It’s a simple activity that is amazingly therapeutic. Maybe you’re thinking, “Hey, I don’t like walking or a I can’t.” Then I’d say to you, “Walk any way you can. Maybe that means you go out for a stroll in your wheelchair with your partner pushing you.”