Successful Relationship Reading Corner
In this week’s blog article we write about How to be Separate Individuals with a Successful Relationship. Here are some articles that also speak to this topic.
Relationship Success: Balancing Togetherness and Individuality “A client of mine — during our initial consultation — said the following: “Here’s my issue. When I’m in a relationship, I invest so much of myself into maintaining romance and intimacy that I forget who I am as an individual. How can I balance my personal identity with my identity as a couple?”
Boundaries in Relationships “When two people come together, each with a clear definition of her or his own individuality, the potential for intimacy and commitment can be astounding. The similarities between two people may bring them together, but their differences contribute to the growth, excitement and mystery of their relationship.”
Individuality “A healthy relationship supports each partner’s growth and development as an individual…. treat individuality as a vital part of relating. Far from being a threat to closeness, honoring individuality allows relationships to be rich and full.”
10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be A Good Spouse The author offers her wedding vows and the reasons behind them: 1. “I promise to respect, admire, and appreciate you for who you are, as well as for the person you wish to become.” 2. “I promise to support and protect your freedom; because although our lives are intertwined, your choices are still yours alone.”